A new blockchain research center sponsored by a group of crypto startups and organizations will be located at Stanford University.
Dan Boneh and David Mazières, professors who have specialties in blockchain and cryptocurrencies, will be leading the Center for Blockchain Research. On June 20, Stanford Engineering released that the research outline aims to “develop best practices” for blockchain by bringing the university scientists and the industry’s top leaders together.
The Ethereum Foundation, Protocol Labs, and the Interchain Foundation are the initiative’s sponsors that the center listed on their website. In addition, OmiseGO, DFINITY Stiftung, and Polychain Capital are also backing the research center.
Ethereum creator as well as the co-founder of the Ethereum Foundation, Vitalik Buterin, tweeted about the project mentioning how excited he was to support the initiative.
Boneh, one of the professors, commented:
“Blockchains will become increasingly critical to doing business globally. Stanford should be at the forefront of efforts to improve, apply and understand the many ripple effects of this technology.”
The blockchain curriculum for the center will be focused both for students and working professionals. A progress that’s reasonable, given reports that such classes have seen major interest at some U.S. universities.