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Morgan State’s HBCU Blockchain Summit convenes researchers to discuss future of fintech

2019-09-12T17:31:13-04:00

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’s HBCU Blockchain Summit convenes researchers to discuss future of fintech2019-09-12T17:31:13-04:00

Morgan State University Announces Multi-Year Financial Technology Program With Silicon Valley-based Firm

2019-07-26T16:28:03-04:00

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 [...]

Morgan State University Announces Multi-Year Financial Technology Program With Silicon Valley-based Firm2019-07-26T16:28:03-04:00

Morgan State’s first blockchain course finds use cases on campus

2019-09-12T17:46:17-04:00

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’s first blockchain course finds use cases on campus2019-09-12T17:46:17-04:00