California University Initiates Blockchain Courses


August 22, 2019 11:28 pm

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After curating courses at Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge, a blockchain firm is rolling out its programs at three California universities. MouseBelt’s Blockchain Accelerator was launched on Wednesday at UC Davis, UC Los Angeles, and UC Santa Barbara. The initiative aims to enhance the educational presence at selected institutions. The firm is backed by over $40 million in funding from NueValue Capital and currently helps 65 student blockchain community groups at 14 universities worldwide.

The initiative joins MouseBelt’s advisory team and media groups at Bitcoin Radio and MouseBelt University. Combines with two programs, MouseBelt will be sponsoring courses from undergraduate to Ph.D. level. The first fund will be covering research across all three campuses, especially for blockchain project development. MouseBelt has set aside $500,000 in funding with up to five projects jockeying for $100,000 in seed funding.

Ashlie Meredith, university outreach director said that the program is designed to fill a knowledge gap in the university level system. According to the director, most of the universities do not offer blockchain programs. This is not just about equity holds in a successful project. But, it is a long term play on student development.

Meredith stated:

“We aim to help these universities become a driving force for innovation in the blockchain space, as well as provide students and researchers with the opportunity for both theoretical and industry experience.”

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