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2021-11-10T09:53:00-05:00

Dr. Ali Emdad is the Associate Dean of the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. He oversees all daily operations in the Graves School and assists the Dean in setting the vision and strategic priorities for the School. He is the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology (The FinTech Center) where he manages a multi-year, multi-million dollar grant received from Ripple in February 2019. Previously, he served as the Founding Chair of the Department of Information Science and Systems in the Graves School where [...]

Meet the Speakers2021-11-10T09:53:00-05:00

National HBCU Blockchain and FinTech Conference 2021

2021-11-11T09:53:28-05:00

Downloadable Program (Word) | Downloadable Program (PDF) The Annual National HBCU Blockchain Research and Innovation Conference is the FinTech Center’s premier event for connecting with university leaders, faculty and students discussing today’s challenges and opportunities, and shaping the future of FinTech education and research. The Annual National HBCU Blockchain Research and Innovation Conference, November 12-13, 2021 will provide a forum for the faculty, students, and administrators in the FinTech Center’s HBCU Consortium to hear and discuss the findings of sponsored research and outcomes of sponsored innovative blockchain projects at various HBCUs. Registration is open.  The National FinTech Center is [...]

National HBCU Blockchain and FinTech Conference 20212021-11-11T09:53:28-05:00

Inform the Block Webinar Series

2021-10-20T11:36:39-04:00

HBCU Students Inform the Block Kickstart Students and faculty joined the FinTech Center and Alabama State University for the HBCU Students Inform the Block Kickstart Event on July 16, 2021 After viewing this video, you will better understand the basics of blockchain technology and the issues it raises from the perspectives of philosophy, economics, policy, and law. Outline and discussion board questions are included in the video. For more information visit fintech.morgan.edu. HBCU Students Inform the Block w/ Brian Estes The FinTech Center is pleased to officially launch the HBCU Students [...]

Inform the Block Webinar Series2021-10-20T11:36:39-04:00

Morgan State University Faculty Curriculum Development Integrating Blockchain into Your Courses

2021-10-07T08:25:26-04:00

The FinTech Center at Morgan State University is pleased to OFFER FINANCIAL INCENTIVES to Morgan State University's faculty for innovative course modifications to integrate Blockchain into existing courses. To learn how Blockchain could relate to your discipline, join us for an interactive workshop, for faculty of all disciplines, that will raise awareness of use cases for Blockchain and how the technology is transforming every industry. Morgan State University’s own Dr. Dessa David dives deep into Blockchain basics and answers the infamous question: what is blockchain and why we need to pay attention to it. Dessa J. David, PhD, is an Associate [...]

Morgan State University Faculty Curriculum Development Integrating Blockchain into Your Courses2021-10-07T08:25:26-04:00

Laws, Regulations, and U.S. Competitiveness in Digital Markets

2021-04-29T13:46:16-04:00

Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett represents the at-large district of the U.S. Virgin Islands in the United States House of Representatives. Plaskett is best known for her understanding of economic development and public-private partnerships. She previously worked at the Justice Department as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division, where she worked on initiatives to increase the number of minority and women attorneys at the Justice Department. She relocated to her ancestral home of the United States Virgin Islands and worked with the Virgin Islands Economic Development Authority (VIEDA). At VIEDA, she worked on tax incentive programs and [...]

Laws, Regulations, and U.S. Competitiveness in Digital Markets2021-04-29T13:46:16-04:00

Is Crypto Trending Mainstream?

2021-04-27T15:48:53-04:00

Edwin Aoki is a PayPal Technology Fellow and the CTO of the PayPal’s Blockchain, Crypto, and Digital Currencies (BCDC) unit, where he is responsible for driving sustained growth and innovation in digital asset technology. Previously, he spent nearly a decade as the company’s Chief Architect, tasked with defining the company’s long-term technical roadmap and architecture and advancing the technologies and technologists that have enabled PayPal to become a fintech leader. Before joining PayPal in 2010, Edwin was at Netscape and AOL for more than 13 years as Technology Fellow and Chief Architect, overseeing the architecture and technology strategy for [...]

Is Crypto Trending Mainstream?2021-04-27T15:48:53-04:00

What Disruptive FinTech Trends Are Transforming Jobs: What Job Applicants and Curriculum Developers Need to Know

2021-04-15T15:03:09-04:00

Anoop Nannra is the Global Blockchain Segment Leader in AWS’ Partner Organization. Anoop is focused on identifying disruptive technologies and accelerating their adoption through business incubation via co-development, co-innovation, and partnerships. Anoop has a proven track record of leadership in corporations and start-ups, delivering world-class innovations in security, optics, media and entertainment, communications, IoT, and blockchain. As AWS’s Global Blockchain Segment Leader, Anoop is responsible for strategy and execution of growing the blockchain partner business with AWS’ global and regional partners. Anoop is also the Chair and Co-Founder of the Open Sustainability Collaborative, a people focused non-profit enabling [...]

What Disruptive FinTech Trends Are Transforming Jobs: What Job Applicants and Curriculum Developers Need to Know2021-04-15T15:03:09-04:00

Why is Assets Tokenization Disrupting Financial Markets?

2021-04-13T13:51:37-04:00

Catherine Coley is the CEO of Binance.US, a digital asset marketplace built for easy and secure access to buy, trade, and stake digital assets in America. As a seasoned fintech veteran, Coley comes to Binance.US with combined experience at the crossroads of global capital and cryptocurrency markets. She brings over five years of sales & trading experience from Morgan Stanley Foreign Exchange in Hong Kong and London, combined with her treasury management and cross-border payments experience, growing fast-paced global companies like Silicon Valley Bank and Ripple.   Coley holds a BSBA in Global Business and a minor in Asian studies from the University of [...]

Why is Assets Tokenization Disrupting Financial Markets?2021-04-13T13:51:37-04:00

FinTech’s Role in Building Generational Wealth in the Black Community

2021-08-04T09:34:57-04:00

Cuy Sheffield is the Head of Crypto at Visa, leading the global crypto product team within the fintech product organization. Cuy is a fellow at the Visa Economic Empowerment Institute, a co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Cryptocurrencies and a member of the advisory group for the Digital Dollar Project. Before Visa, Cuy worked on business development and partnerships for TrialPay, a fintech startup that Visa acquired in 2015. With a career that covers both media and technology, Donald Hawkins applies a diverse mixture of skills to his role as Founder & Chief Executive [...]

FinTech’s Role in Building Generational Wealth in the Black Community2021-08-04T09:34:57-04:00

The Future of Central Bank Digital Currency: A Global Perspective

2021-04-06T14:36:01-04:00

Dr. Oriol Caudevilla works as a Management Consultant at AirHelp, Advisor for a Hong Kong-based FinTech company, ixFintech, Strategic Advisor at a Hong Kong-based WealthTech company, ETFCool, Strategic Advisor at Alpha Bright Asset Management (Hong Kong) Strategic Advisor at ScallopX, Scientific Advisor at the Israeli Blockchain Association, Mentor at R3 (Singapore), Mentor at Cyberport (Hong Kong), FinTech Mentor at F10 Incubator & Accelerator (Singapore), Blockchain Mentor at Tribe (Singapore) and also FinTech Mentor at Rise by Barclays (London and Mumbai). Oriol is member of the Blockchain, Digital Banking and Greater Bay Area Committees at [...]

The Future of Central Bank Digital Currency: A Global Perspective2021-04-06T14:36:01-04:00
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