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The Stanford University is creating a research and educational center to further blockchain development.

Several blockchain startups and cryptocurrency organizations, including the Ethereum Foundation, have come together to sponsor a blockchain research and education center created by Stanford University computer science professors.

According to a press release issued June 20, the Center for Blockchain Research will be a place that brings together industry professionals and university scientists to "develop best practices for this burgeoning and potentially transformative field.

The center will be led by Dan Boneh and David Mazières, who are both professors of computer science. Faculty members will include experts in the fields of particle physicselectrical engineering, and law, among others.

"Stanford should be at the forefront of efforts to improve, apply and understand the many ripple effects of this technology," said Boneh.In addition to support from the Ethereum Foundation, the center's initial five-year research program is sponsored by DFINITY Stiftung, the Interchain Foundation, OmiseGO, PolyChain Capital, and Protocol Labs.

Ethereum co-founder, Vitalik Buterin, voiced his excitement over the foundation's sponsorship of the center in a recent tweet.


Vitalik "Not giving away ETH" Buterin@VitalikButerin

Excited to be supporting this initiative! … 2:30 AM - Jun 21, 2018

Stanford computer scientists launch the Center for Blockchain Research

Stanford computer scientists have founded the Center for Blockchain Research, an initiative dedicated to researching and understanding a technology that promises to fundamentally change how

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Blockchain research and education has been a hot topic this month. On June 4, Ripple announced it was planning to donate $50 million to 17 different universities in an effort to further blockchain research and improve the ecosystem of payments.

On June 19, it was reported that the University of California, Berkeley planned to provide a blockchain certificate program designed to be accessible to people of all skill levels.

It was also recently revealed that the University of Luxembourg had agreed to begin collaborating with several entities to explore the role of blockchain technology in FinTechprojects.


Nathan Graham is a full-time staff writer for ETHNews. He lives in Sparks, Nevada, with his wife, Beth, and dog, Kyia. Nathan has a passion for new technology, grant writing, and short stories. He spends his time rafting the American River, playing video games, and writing.
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    Francisco Gimeno - BC Analyst Research and labs are needed. If universities such as Stanford also recognises the importance of having this, is another symptom of the importance of this new revolution. Slowly, looking at Universities, institutions both private and publics, big companies, and society in general, we realise how rapidly everything is evolving.