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Berkeley Haas Partners with Ripple to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

07.24.18

An Article on Berkeley's participation in the University Blockchain Research Initiative

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The Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley today announced its participation in the University Blockchain Research Initiative, a new program founded by Ripple to support academic research, technical development, and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency, and digital payments.

Berkeley Haas will receive a multi-year, multi-million-dollar gift from Ripple to build on the school’s leadership in advancing understanding of how these technologies are transforming multiple industries, and in educating leaders who will bring them to market. The school will develop a comprehensive program focused on blockchain and distributed systems, as well as cryptocurrency and digital payments.

“This is the perfect partnership: Berkeley with our triple strengths of an outstanding business school, outstanding STEM education and research, and our location in the Bay Area—the heart of innovation—and Ripple, with its remarkable leadership in remaking how global payments are done,” said Haas Dean Rich Lyons.

Berkeley Haas is one of 17 prestigious universities around the world and one of only two business schools in the U.S. partnering with Ripple on the $50 million University Blockchain Research Initiative. Read the full article here.

Haas News | Berkeley, CA 4th June 2018