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; 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 into their curricula and student learning”

INSS 450, Application Development, the first Cryptoeconomic-Blockchain course at Morgan, was taught in the Fall of 2018 and is currently being taught in the Fall of 2019.

The Capital Markets Lab at the Graves School, under the leadership of Mr. George Micheni, offers hands-on workshops on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain.

“It is our hope that through this initiative, students from diverse academic disciplines, who acquire a deeper knowledge of this new technology, will shape their innovative ideas into solid business plans that will attract investors.” Dr. Ali Emdad said.