Why is Assets Tokenization Disrupting Financial Markets?

Register Here! 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 North Carolina’s [...]

Is Crypto Trending Mainstream?

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 many of [...]

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

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 public-private partnerships as [...]

HBCU Students Inform the Block with Craig Fischer

Inform the Block (Downloadable Word Doc)  Inform the Block (Downloadable PDF) Register for HBCU Students Inform the Block with Craig Fischer September 14, 2021 12pm ET   Are you an undergraduate student enrolled at a Historically Black college and University (HBCU)? Do you know a thing or two about blockchain and financial technology? Then, we have an opportunity for you to HBCU Students Inform the Block and share your knowledge through video. What is Inform the Block, you ask? Good question. Inform the Block is a social awareness initiative sponsored by the Morgan State University (MSU) FinTech Center and developed to address the growing disparity in [...]

Morgan State University Faculty Curriculum Development Integrating Blockchain into Your Courses

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 Professor in the Department of Information [...]

NFTs – The Tokenized Future of Assets

“Blockchain901 is a technology nonprofit that promotes the adoption of blockchain and emerging technologies through education, collaboration, and networking opportunities.” Justin has over 30 years of experience as an IT Solution Developer/Integrator. He is a  Certified Blockchain Solution Architect as well as a Certified Blockchain Consultant and is the founder of Omnionix, Inc,  a blockchain solution consultancy and development company. Justin is also the Memphis Chapter Chair of BUiLT, International Inc. (Blacks United in Leading Technology). Justin has been involved in Blockchain & Crypto since 2014. Register in Advance 

National HBCU Blockchain and FinTech Conference 2021

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.