Ripple Co-Founder Donates $25 Million in XRP to California University

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‘Angry White Male Studies’ Class at University of Kansas Stirs Backlash

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$12 Billion University of Michigan Might Ramp up its Crypto Investments

Institutional investors are finally wading into crypto. Want proof? The University of Michigan’s $12 billion endowment said it could increase its investment in a crypto-network technology fund managed by American venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. Financial terms weren’t disclosed, but the latest…

Russia Plans to Ditch US Dollar for Bitcoin, Says University Professor

A Russian university lecturer with ties to the government says the Kremlin will soon begin investing massively in Bitcoin as a way of avoiding new U.S. sanctions, a move that could happen “in a matter of weeks.” Russia to Buy…

Want to Build a Crypto Startup? Tim Draper University Can Help

Crypto legend, and Bitcoin permabull, and venture capitalist Tim Draper is now holding programs to help entrepreneurs build crypto startups at the Draper University. It’s long been debatable whether it’s worth earning a traditional college degree or not. A recent…

Cambridge University Study: Speculation of the Death of Bitcoin ‘Greatly Exaggerated’

Following news that verified crypto-user numbers doubled in the first three-quarters of 2018, the study by Cambridge University also concluded that the death of Bitcoin amid an 85% drop in price has been ‘greatly exaggerated’ by the media.  Cambridge University: Bitcoin Mining Diversifying Aside…

500-Year Old Swiss University Makes Vitalik Buterin an Honorary Doctor

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn CCN is expanding. Are you our next full-time journalist from the West Coast USA? Send us your CV and examples here. The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Switzerland’s oldest institution…

Tezos Korea Foundation Joins Forces with Yonsei University to Promote Blockchain

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The South Korean arm of the Tezos Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yonsei University for the development of unique talents and expertise in blockchain technology, according to a press release  published by Tezos.…

IBM and Columbia University Launch Two Blockchain Startup Accelerators

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn On Nov. 19th, 2018, IBM and Columbia University announced the introduction of two new blockchain startup accelerators as critical components of their center for research, education, and innovation in blockchain technology and data transparency. IBM Network and…

University of Tokyo Adds Blockchain Class After $800k Gift from Ethereum

Twitter Facebook LinkedIn The University of Tokyo began offering a blockchain course at its graduate engineering school, thanks to an $800,000 donation from a consortium that includes the Ethereum Foundation and Japanese banking juggernaut Sumitomo Mitsui. The class — called…