Technology company IBM has partnered with Columbia University to open a blockchain research center devoted to research, education, and innovation in blockchain technology and data transparency
“With Columbia, we are able to bring together leading thinkers on applying blockchain and data best practices based on extensive research and business experience and together prepare a new generation of technologists and business leaders”, said Arvind Krishna, senior vice president of Hybrid Cloud and director of IBM Research
John H. Coatsworth, Columbia University Provost commented, “Our students and faculty, working together with IBM, will play an important role in the vibrant exchange of ideas and research surrounding this transformative technology”
The Center will be supported by a steering committee consisting of Columbia faculty and academic leaders and IBM Research scientists and business leaders
This is not the first university to create a center specifically for blockchain, Stanford University also founded a Center for Blockchain Research dedicated to researching and understanding blockchain technology.