Cryptocurrency firm opens 'Ripple for Good,' a STEM and fintech philanthropy

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

Cryptocurrency giant Ripple Labs is allocating more than $100 million to jumpstart a new philanthropic institution.

NYU doubles blockchain course offerings, launches nation's 'first' major

by Colin Wood • 2 months ago

Professors say the technology behind bitcoin has become so popular, the initial course has been forced out of the classroom and into an auditorium.

New feature on DonorsChoose puts districts' tech guidelines at teachers' fingertips

by Ryan Johnston • 4 months ago

The crowdfunding nonprofit says the new tool helps teachers get what they need while reducing headaches for administrators and IT departments.

Columbia University opens center to boost research and innovation around blockchain

by Ryan Johnston • 4 months ago

The Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency, a joint partnership between Columbia and IBM, has three research tracks and a blockchain accelerator.

Cryptocurrency startup pledges $50M to universities researching blockchain

by Mark Satter • 6 months ago

Ripple announced it is partnering with 17 universities to stimulate innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital payment systems.

Virginia Tech to build blockchain-focused curriculum

by Ryan Johnston • 6 months ago

The educational effort will be funded by a million commitment from open-source software company Block.one.

Not a hoax: Cryptocurrency company 'made a lot of us teachers very happy' through donation

by Corinne Lestch • 8 months ago

The education crowdsourcing site DonorsChoose.org got a major boost when Ripple donated 9 million to cover all school projects.

Cryptomining scheme hits university sites

by Chloe Kim • 9 months ago

Hackers trying to mine the digital currency Monero exploited thousands of websites, including those for educational institutions in the U.S. and elsewhere.

Campuses embrace cryptocurrency courses following value spike

by Ryan Johnston • 9 months ago

Classrooms across the globe have begun to include blockchain and bitcoin into their legal, business and engineering curricula.

Blockchain at the library: New study will explore how the technology can connect and support institutions

by Ryan Johnston • 9 months ago

The year-long project at San Jose State University will be funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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