Stanford University Launches New Blockchain Research Center

Stanford University launches the Center for Blockchain Research and Vitalik Buterin, the creator of Ethereum, is one of the sponsors.

Jun 21, 2018 at 4:05 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 13, 2021 at 8:05 a.m. UTC

A group of crypto startups and organizations are sponsoring a new blockchain research center headquartered at Stanford University.

The Center for Blockchain Research is being led by Dan Boneh and David Mazières, two professors who have specialties in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The research outfit plans to "develop best practices" for blockchain by bringing the university scientists and the industry's top leaders together, according to a press release released by Stanford Engineering on June 20.

The website for the center lists the initiative's sponsors, such as the Ethereum Foundation, Protocol Labs and the Interchain Foundation. OmiseGO, DFINITY Stiftung and Polychain Capital are also backing the research center.

Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin, who co-founded the Ethereum Foundation, tweeted about the project on June 20.

Boneh, who is also a professor in Stanford's School of Engineering, said of the center's launch:

"Blockchains will become increasingly critical to doing business globally. Stanford should be at the forefront of efforts to improve, apply and understand the many ripple effects of this technology."

The center will focus on designing a blockchain curriculum for both students and working professionals – a move that's perhaps not surprising, given reports that such classes have seen major interest at some U.S. universities.

Image Credit: turtix / Shutterstock.com

The Festival for the Decentralized World
Thursday - Sunday, June 9-12, 2022
Austin, Texas
Save a Seat Now

DISCLOSURE

Please note that our privacy policy, terms of use, cookies, and do not sell my personal information has been updated.

The leader in news and information on cryptocurrency, digital assets and the future of money, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary of Digital Currency Group, which invests in cryptocurrencies and blockchain startups. As part of their compensation, certain CoinDesk employees, including editorial employees, may receive exposure to DCG equity in the form of stock appreciation rights, which vest over a multi-year period. CoinDesk journalists are not allowed to purchase stock outright in DCG.

Trending

1
CoinDesk - Unknown
Market Wrap: Metaverse Tokens Rise; Crypto Analysts Expect More Volatility

BTC was roughly flat over the past 24 hours while SAND rose by as much as 7%.

BTC was roughly flat over the past 24 hours while SAND rose by as much as 7%.

CoinDesk - Unknown
2
CoinDesk - Unknown
Circle Asks US Fed Not to Step on Its Toes by Launching a Digital Dollar

The public is already served well by private-sector tokens, the USDC stablecoin issuer said in a comment letter to the central bank.

The public is already served well by private-sector tokens, the USDC stablecoin issuer said in a comment letter to the central bank.

CoinDesk - Unknown
3
CoinDesk - Unknown
Crypto News Roundup for May 25, 2022

With bitcoin seemingly unable to break above the $30,000 threshold, plus a look at the suspects in the cast of the UST collapse, CoinDesk’s "Markets Daily" is back with the latest news roundup.

With bitcoin seemingly unable to break above the $30,000 threshold, plus a look at the suspects in the cast of the UST collapse, CoinDesk’s "Markets Daily" is back with the latest news roundup.

CoinDesk - Unknown
4
CoinDesk - Unknown
ApeCoin

CoinDesk - Unknown