University of Maryland Gives Grants for Cryptocurrency Research

University of Maryland Gives Grants for Cryptocurrency Research

With cryptocurrency developments gaining stronger interest these days, several universities have decided to pursue studies in the field and even offer grants for research purposes. The University of Maryland recently opened a cryptocurrency research grant with nearly $2 million in funding. At present, the University of Maryland is already offering a course on cryptography, taught by Professor Jonathan Katz. Katz earned his Master of Philosophy in Computer Science at Columbia in 2001, and worked as a Research Fellow at UCLA's Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics in 2006.....


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In the future I see a public blockchain - whether that's Bitcoin or some other open one in the future, which is a way of registering ownership of all sorts of assets and it's a way of transferring ownership of those assets in a single system that can be read by all of the right people and none of the wrong people. So it becomes very simple for me to swap my dollars for your IBM shares, or your pounds for my house. Any asset that we assign a value to and want to be sure about who owns it can be registered using this technology.

James Smith, CEO of Elliptic