Blockchain Gains Currency in Higher Ed
Lindsay McKenzie, Inside Higher Ed
Despite lingering skepticism about the future of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the technology behind them is garnering the interest of colleges and universities.
Many professors are incorporating blockchain into their teaching and research, and several universities have developed full courses devoted to the technology. This summer Columbia University and Stanford University both launched blockchain research centers, following in the footsteps of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Digital Currency Initiative, which launched as part of the MIT Media Lab in 2015; MIT is among the first institutions to create such a program.