Columbia University and IBM Establish New Center to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain

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Columbia University and IBM Establish New Center to Accelerate Innovation in Blockchain

  • Columbia University and IBM announced a new Center devoted to research, education, and innovation in blockchain technology and data transparency
  • Advance compelling new ways to apply blockchain and help address growing demands around data transparency
  • Center include an innovation accelerator to incubate business ideas from entrepreneurial students, faculty and members of the startup community
  • Blockchain technology represents the next generation of secured, transparent transactions, enabling permissioned parties to access data in real time
  • Opens up new ways to exchange value through the digital representation of assets
  • Combine cross-disciplinary teams from the academic, scientific, business and government communities to explore key issues related to the policy, trust, sharing and consumption of digital data when using blockchain and other privacy-preserving technologies