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Universities in New York, Tokyo and Luxembourg Support Crypto Development

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Academic institutions from all corners of the world are offering classes on cryptocurrencies and supporting research initiatives in this burgeoning sector. From New York to Tokyo, universities are spearheading a plethora of crypto-themed courses.

Two New Accelerators at Columbia University

IBM and Columbia University have announced two new accelerator programs for blockchain developers. The programs will support 10 different startups, will last about eight weeks, and give each company access to technology and services valued at approximately $400,000. The academic institution and the technologies giant will not seek equity or a payment in return.

The Columbia Blockchain Launch Accelerator is designed for pre-seed idea-stage companies with an affiliation to New York City-based universities. The IBM Blockchain Accelerator is meant for later stage growth companies from all over the world and is focused on enterprise business networks.

Satish Rao, Executive Director at Columbia Blockchain Launch Accelerator, commented: “Early and late-stage teams will undoubtedly benefit from IBM’s technology resources, expertise and established network coupled with Columbia’s ground-breaking research and talent in blockchain and data transparency, all while benefiting from rapidly growing NYC blockchain communities.”

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