Metaverse Community and Social

The National FinTech Center at Morgan State University and The Hyperledger Foundation want to personally invite you, your faculty, students, and alumni to attend a three-part webinar series this Summer and Fall. The final webinar titled Metaverse Community and Social (Education, Games, Commerce, Legal, Simulation, Social Media) will be a virtual panel discussion on Thursday, October 27, 2022, from 1:00-2:00 pm ET. The panel will feature members of The Hyperledger Foundation Community. You don't want to miss this panel discussion and interactive Q&A session following the panel. ENTER THE METAVERSE! You will receive a unique link to join the event. There is no charge, but advance registration is required. REGISTER IN ADVANCE

The 3rd Annual National HBCU Blockchain and FinTech Conference

Hyatt Regency Orlando 9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL

*The HBCU Presidents’ Summit will be offered in the Spring of 2023. Please check back later for more details. Agenda The Annual National HBCU Blockchain and FinTech 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 and FinTech  Conference, November 06-08, 2022 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 [...]

Art + NFT Technology Competition

Submission Deadline: April 3, 2023 | Announcement of Winners, April 19, 2023 Submit Your Original Artwork!   The National FinTech Center, in collaboration with the College of Liberal Arts and the School of Architecture, announce a unique digital art competition for students at Morgan State University. House of First has offered to create NFTs (non-fungible tokens) from the winning artwork (on a supported blockchain platform). Guidelines for Digital Art Design Competition: Must be a Morgan State University Student The subject of the competition is to depict a) an event, b) a person or c) an object (a physical item or place, a building, [...]

Decentralized Identity

Introduction to Decentralized Identity | February 22, 2023 Watch the full session HERE. This session is meant to be a broad overview of Decentralized Identity. The one-hour discussion will help you understand the topic, why it is important and the new capabilities it gives enterprises and individuals. In addition, we will discuss how it works, and where this work is happening (Hyperledger, Decentralized Identity Foundation, W3C, Internet Identity Workshop, etc.). For additional information about this topic, check out the next session on Tuesday, Feb 28 at 12 Eastern that will go into more technical detail about decentralized identity. This event is being [...]

Convergence of Blockchain, IoT, and AI: Challenges and Opportunities

MEET THE SPEAKER Florence Hudson is Executive Director and Principal Investigator for the NSF and NIH funded Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University, COVID Information Commons, Cybersecurity Risk Conference, and National Student Data Corps. She is also the Founder and CEO of FDHint, LLC, a global advanced technology and diversity & inclusion consulting firm. She serves on Boards including Blockchain in Healthcare Today, the Neuroscience Outreach Network, Stony Brook University Mechanical Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, UC San Diego Distributed Energy Resources DERConnect, and Princeton University Civil and Environmental Engineering. She is a former [...]

Building a Decentralized Application (dApp)

REGISTER IN ADVANCE HERE! Title: Building a Decentralized Application (dApp) When: 11amET, June 6, 2023 Presenters: Kyle Nielson @ The Blockchain Academy  Jim Sullivan @ The Blockchain Academy Seminar Goals: Demo a working dApp. Deconstruct the layers and discuss the architecture and run times. Review the building blocks on a generic developer desktop and a preview of building the same or similar dApps on Hyperledger Fabric (HF) using the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). Questions and Answers Seminar Recording: TBD Seminar Deck: TBD Quick Links: Thanks to our Member, The Blockchain Academy for providing the speakers and material. Hyperledger Code of Conduct [...]

Decentralization and Privacy on Blockchain: the Basics

REGISTER IN ADVANCE Title: Decentralization and Privacy on Blockchain: the Basics When: Thursday, September 7, 2023 - 12Noon ET Presenter: Hart Montgomery, CTO, Hyperledger Foundation Seminar Goals: How decentralization is at the core of blockchain, what it means for security, the blockchain trilemma, and how to make sure you "get decentralization right" in blockchain. Why privacy and confidentiality are necessary on a blockchain, what are some techniques we can use to achieve privacy and confidentiality, and how we should think about them. Seminar Recording: Seminar Presentation Deck: Quick Links: Morgan State Fintech Center: Hyperledger Wiki: Thanks to Morgan State Fintech Center for organizing [...]

WEB3: Smart Contracts and Use Cases

WEB3: Smart Contracts and Use Cases The National FinTech Center at Morgan State University and AON invite HBCU faculty, students, and alumni to attend WEB3: Smart Contracts and Use Cases will be a virtual panel discussion on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, from 12:00-1:00 pm ET. The panel will feature members of AON's Growth Ventures team. You don't want to miss this panel discussion and interactive Q& A session following the panel. REGISTER IN ADVANCE You will receive a unique link to join the event. There is no charge, but advance registration is required. Meet the Speakers Philip Rage is a Director within Aon’s Growth Ventures Strategy team -  prior [...]

FinTech for Financial Inclusion: Empowering the Unbanked and Underbanked

WATCH THE SESSION HERE Join Cross River’s Afolabi Ogunnaike, Strategic Initiatives Director, and Marcarena Valdez, Senior Business Development Lead for Cards & Accounts for our upcoming webinar, "FinTech for Financial Inclusion: Empowering the Unbanked and Underbanked." Afolabi and Macarena will explore innovative FinTech solutions bridging gaps in financial access. Discover how technology transforms banking for marginalized communities, fostering economic empowerment and inclusion. Don't miss the insights that can shape a more inclusive financial landscape. MEET THE SPEAKERS Afolabi Ogunnaike is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Cross River. He leads teams to execute enterprise-wide projects that enhance the bank’s performance. He previously was [...]