Category Archives: Education


National University of Columbia Joins Blockchain Global Consortium for Science

The National University of Columbia is joining the global  blockchain consortium for science dubbed Bloxberg, Mauricio Tovar Gutiérrez, co-director of the research group at inTIColombia told Cointelegraph en Español on April 15. Bloxberg is a blockchain initiative formed by 12 research organizations from 10 countries and led by the Max Planck Society, with the […]

South Korean Universities Partner to Create Blockchain Campus With In-House Crypto

Two South Korean universities will develop an entire Blockchain Campus with its own cryptocurrency, local English-language daily news outlet Business Korea reported on April 3. Yonsei University, which already has an active blockchain community, will partner with Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) for the initiative, which should launch in the second half […]

Tron CEO Justin Sun Donates $1.5 Million to Alibaba Co-Founder Jack Ma’s University

Tron and BitTorrent CEO Justin Sun has donated $1.5 million to the Hupan University established by Alibaba’s co-founder Jack Ma, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph on April 8. The Hupan University was launched in 2015 by Ma in a bid to help entrepreneurs and business owners learn core business skills needed […]

Ripple Co-Founder Gives $25 Million Donation in XRP to San Francisco University

Chris Larsen, co-founder of San Francisco-based technology company Ripple, and his wife Lyna Lam have donated $25 million in XRP to a university in California, according to an official announcement on April 5. Larsen and Lam contributed $25 million worth of XRP tokens to San Francisco State University’s (SFSU) College of Business through RippleWorks, […]

Ethereum Foundation Funds Columbia, Yale Researchers’ Work on Smart Contract Language

The Ethereum Foundation has awarded a grant to researchers at Columbia and Yale universities for the compilation of a new smart contract programming language into the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM). The development was announced in a press release shared with Cointelegraph on March 6. The beneficiary of the grant is a smart contract R&D […]

Report: ‘Free’ Electricity for Students Makes College Campuses Major Crypto Miners

College campuses are the second largest cryptocurrency miners across industry verticals, according to research by tech conglomerate Cisco published in PCMag on March 5. Cisco’s security researchers reportedly investigated cryptocurrency mining activity across various industry verticals. The research was carried out with Cisco’s security product Umbrella, which monitors clients’ network connections to screen malicious […]

Confirmed: Sony and Fujitsu to Trial Blockchain for Educational Record Integrity

The education units of Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony and IT equipment services firm Fujitsu are to trial blockchain technology for improving the integrity of course records and grade data. The news was officially reported in a press release from Fujitsu today, Feb. 27. The pilot comes via a joint venture between Sony Global Education, […]

Sony and Fujitsu Develop Blockchain Platform to Fight Fake Educational Qualifications

Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony and IT equipment services firm Fujitsu have created an encrypted database for educational proficiency documents, The Asahi Shimbun reports on Feb. 26. The database, which reportedly employs blockchain technology, is used to prevent forgeries of language proficiency documents, which some foreigners purportedly use to receive resident status to study in […]

Indian Institute Rolls Out Advanced Program on FinTech and Blockchain

The Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta and training platform TalentSpirit are jointly offering an advanced programme in fintech and blockchain technology, local news outlet The Asian reported on Feb. 26. The new program scheduled for this May is reportedly targeted at management and finance professionals aiming to educate participants on financial technologies growth […]

Principality of Andorra to Implement Blockchain Tech for Digitizing Academic Degrees

The government of Andorra will implement blockchain technology in the country’s higher education system, Spanish-language news outlet EuropaPress reported on Feb. 21. The Principality of Andorra, a sovereign landlocked state on the Iberian Peninsula, will digitize national higher education by implementing blockchain technology for storing all academic degrees. The initiative is aimed at […]