Stanford University Launches New Blockchain Research Center
According to a press release released by Stanford Engineering on June 20, A group of crypto startups and organizations are sponsoring a new blockchain research center headquartered at the University.
The Center for Blockchain Research is being led by Dan Boneh and David Mazières, two professors who have specialties in blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The research outfit plans 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, OmiseGO, DFINITY Stiftung and Polychain Capital have all sponsored the research center.
In the press release, Boneh stated:
“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.”
Moving forward, the center will also focus on designing a blockchain curriculum for both students and working professionals.