Education

Google faces state lawsuit alleging misuse of schoolkids’ private data

Enlarge / Students use Google Suite apps on computers in a classroom in Groton, Mass. on May 11, 2016. David L. Ryan | The Boston Globe | Getty Images Adults who use Google products and services tend to know, at least on some background level, that the cost for access to “free” tools is paid …

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IOHK Donates $500,000 to University of Wyoming’s Blockchain Lab

IOHK, the software company behind Cardano, announced on Feb. 14 a donation of $500,000 in Cardano (ADA) to support and develop the University of Wyoming’s (UW) Blockchain Research and Development Lab. Professor James Caldwell, Assistant Professor Mike Borowczak and Philip Schlump will co-direct the Advanced Blockchain Research and Development Lab. Professor Borowczak told Cointelegprah that …

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Mastercard and Ripple’s Xpring Join Industry Group to Promote Blockchain Education

Mastercard has joined a working group that supports blockchain education and research in universities around the world. Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt announced Tuesday it has welcomed 11 founding members into its Blockchain Education Alliance. In addition to the card network, the new members include the innovation arms of payments startup Ripple and crypto exchange Binance; and …

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Mastercard, Binance X and Ripple’s Xpring Join the Blockchain Education Alliance

The Blockchain Education Alliance launched by blockchain accelerator MouseBelt has gained several noteworthy new members.  Ashlie Meredith, the university program director for MouseBelt Blockchain Accelerator, told Cointelegraph on Feb. 11 that the new members include payment processing behemoth Mastercard, the innovation arm of major crypto exchange Binance, Binance X, Ripple’s accelerator Xpring and cryptocurrency exchange …

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Cardano’s Commercial Arm to Help Uzbekistan Form Blockchain Task Force

The Cardano blockchain’s commercial arm, Emurgo, has partnered with the government of Uzbekistan to form a blockchain task force to develop regulations for security token offerings (STOs) and exchanges (STXs). In a Jan. 20 press release, Emurgo revealed its new cooperation with the Uzbek government and Kobea Group &  Infinity Blockchain Holdings — the official …

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Advocates ask colleges to avoid facial recognition as surveillance grows

Enlarge / Students from George Washington University in DC are among those calling for a resolution against the use of facial recognition at their school. Toni L. Sandys | The Washington Post | Getty Images Ah, college: that time in a young adult’s life for encountering new friends, new areas of study, ill-advised time management …

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Rwanda Blockchain School to Launch in 2020 for Devs, Professionals

The Africa Blockchain Institute (ABI) will open Rwanda’s ostensibly first blockchain school in 2020, offering five new courses for local developers, professionals and policymakers. In an interview with Cointelegraph on Dec. 26, ABI Executive Director, Kayode Babarinde, revealed that the new school has five key courses in the pipeline: a blockchain essentials certification course, a …

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Close to 14,000 Google Scholar Articles Mentioned Bitcoin in 2019

</header> <strong>On January 3, 2020, the Bitcoin network officially turns 11 and the technology has transformed the lives of many. Since blockchain’s inception, scholars and economists have rigorously studied and written thousands of academic papers covering the subject. In 2019, there were more than 13,700 academic papers and Google Scholar articles published that mention the …

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University of California at Santa Barbara Just Finished Its First Accredited Blockchain Course

The University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) has just concluded its first accredited course focused on blockchain and distributed ledger technology. The course, which was taught as a computer science class through the College of Creative Studies, was formed in response to requests from the Blockchain Acceleration Foundation (BAF), a nonprofit organization composed of …

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Indian Crypto Community Gathers to Dispel Confusion About Regulation

</header> <b>As the Indian government deliberates on the country’s crypto policy, there has been some confusion in media reports regarding crypto regulation in India. A group of local crypto enthusiasts and community members have gathered in an effort to ensure that the crypto situation in India is accurately portrayed.</b> Also read: Indian Lawmaker Says ‘Cryptocurrency …

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