11 More Universities Join $50 Million Blockchain Research Program36

In a sign of blockchain’s growing traction on college campuses, eleven more schools on Thursday formally joined the University Blockchain Research Initiative, a $50 million program backed by the cryptocurrency firm Ripple.

The program, first announced last June, provides funds for research and curriculum development related to blockchain, which is a type of software run across multiple computers to create a permanent, tamper-proof ledger.

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