Our Inaugural Annual HBCU Blockchain Summit 2019 attracted 130 faculty and students from more than 30 Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The two-day conference included speakers from academia, government, and the private sector. Participants heard from industry representatives including Conduent, Ripple, Ourobors, LLP, Vanimals and Pundi X. Our keynote speaker was Kevin Werbach, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and author of "The Blockchain and the New Architecture of Trust" Lee Reiners, the Executive Director of the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law School spoke about the laws [...]
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The FinTech Center promotes and encourages students to get together and create student blockchain clubs on all of our network campuses. We seek to engage students on HBCUs in building the talent pool of the next generation of entrepreneurs to educate and empower students who are interested in and excited about learning more about blockchain technology. The Student Blockchain club at Morgan State University welcomes students from all majors. The Club meets on Mondays at 4:30 PM in room 207 of the Morgan Business Building The Morgan Student Blockchain club is a student-run organization dedicated to engaging students and professors [...]
The faculty has developed mini-cases that feature organizations using blockchain technology to innovate. Akon’s plans for a mobile-friendly cryptocurrency and platform for entrepreneurs in Africa to create, market and monetize their own decentralized applications or DApps A firm specializing in full-service supply chain management and compliance for the cannabis marketplace with tracking technology to ensure each seed, clone, tissue, vegetative and flowering plant, oil extract, and the derivative product is traceable A firm using blockchain technology to connect banks and payment providers via RippleNet to provide one frictionless experience for sending and receiving money globally For each mini [...]
Blockchain and cryptocurrency are still early in development, so those who are involved now can help shape where they’re going. That was among the messages delivered in Baltimore by Kevin Werbach, a professor of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School of theUniversity of Pennsylvania who specializes in blockchain. He was speaking to a group of faculty and students from historically Black colleges and universities over the weekend. Morgan State University organized the first HBCU Blockchain Summit held May 3 to 4, which brought together 120 researchers from 35 universities across the country, as well as students. The Baltimore university’s Earl G. Graves School of [...]
Morgan State University Announces Multi-Year Financial Technology Program With Silicon Valley-based FirmJamal Harris2019-07-26T16:28:03-04:00
Ripple Partners with MSU to Fund Education and Research in Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Cybersecurity and Related FinTech Disciplines Bolstering its position as a preeminent public urban research institution, Morgan State University (MSU) has received funding from Ripple, a leading Silicon Valley financial technology (“FinTech”) company. The funds will underwrite a five-year academic partnership bringing advanced education and research programs to the University. Morgan joins a select number of institutions now participating in Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), a global effort designed to further accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments. The UBRI program fosters increased engagement and participation [...]
On Wednesday nights during the fall semester, students at Morgan State University got lessons on cryptocurrency from team members at New York–based ConsenSys , purchased ether and devised dApps. It was all part of the first-ever blockchain course held at the Baltimore HBCU. The course brought together academia and industry, as a final pitch event to close out the class last week showed. Along with team members from ConsenSys, a representative from payment protocol Ripple sat alongside university leaders such as Associate Dean Ali Emdad of Morgan’s School of Business and Management. Growing out of interest through a blockchain club and panel discussion, Baltimore technologist Yaya Fanusie proposed the course [...]
Morgan State University, March 1, 2018 A panel of national experts presented various perspectives on cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology, the blockchain. The panelists included Aram Barnett, CEO of Alluninate.io; Ms, Portia Burton, blockchain developer; Matthew Green, co-developer of Zerocash and Zerocoin and Johns Hopkins Professor of Computer Science. Yaya Fanusie, a Fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, moderated the panel discussion. According to Dr. Fikru Boghossian, Dean of the Graves School of Business and Management, “One of our objectives is to help Morgan’s faculty integrate aspects of this new technology [...]