Ripple to Donate $50M to Boost Blockchain Research

The goal of the initiative better understanding of the blockchain and stimulate innovation in this area
05 June 2018   1767

Ripple will donate $ 50 million to 17 universities around the world to increase acceptance of the blockchain and to boost technology research, CCN reports.

Ripple announced the launch of the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), within which the company will make donations in US dollars to educational institutions conducting their own research in the field of blockchain and digital assets.

We’re excited to announce the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI), a collaboration with top universities around the world to support and accelerate academic research, technical development, and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and digital payments.
 

Ripple Team

The goal of UBRI is better understanding of the blockchain and stimulate innovation in this area, as well as the development of training courses and programs to raise students' awareness of blockchain, digital currencies and financial technologies.

Here’s the complete list of the 17 universities that Ripple is investing in:

  1. Princeton University (Center for Information Technology Policy)
  2. MIT (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory)
  3. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School)
  4. Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
  5. Australian National University College of the Law
  6. Delft University of Technology (Netherlands)
  7. Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil)
  8. University of California, Berkeley (Haas School of Business)
  9. International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad (IIIT-H)
  10. Korea University
  11. University of Texas at Austin (McCombs School of Business)
  12. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  13. University College London
  14. University of Luxembourg
  15. University of Nicosia (Cyprus)
  16. University of Oregon
  17. University of Waterloo (Canada)

 As expected, the project participants will be able to determine the topics of the research themselves, and receive funding from the fund for their conduct.

Coincheck Users to Earn Crypto For Survey Participation

Coincheck Survey service is going to be launched on 10th of September
04 September 2019   898

The leading Bitcoin exchange in Japan, Coincheck, together with marketing company Macromill, will launch the Coincheck Survey service, which will allow users to earn points for participating in surveys, and then exchange them for cryptocurrencies. This was reported in a press release by the Monex Group, the parent company of the exchange.

In particular, the points obtained from passing the polls can be exchanged for Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple.

Note, in order to participate in the surveys, you must have an account on Coincheck.

The launch of the new service is scheduled for September 10.