A leading Israeli university is suing one of its own senior staff members for allegedly creating a zero-knowledge proofs technology company based on the intellectual property the professor developed while working for the institution.
The Technion Wants a Piece of Starkware
The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, a research university established in 1912, has filed a lawsuit in the Haifa District Court against computer science lecturer Prof. Eli Ben-Sasson, claiming that he acted in violation of the institution’s intellectual property regulations. Ben-Sasson is the co-founder and Chief Scientist of the blockchain technology startup Starkware and the Technion now demands from the court the transfer of 50% of all his shares in the company.
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Stranded Iranian students in the United Kingdom have turned to Bitcoin as a tool to circumvent the economic sanctions placed on their country, according to a Guardian report. Parsa Sadat, a law student at the University of Reading, is among a bevy of Iranian students who can’t pay their tuition fees and are completely stranded at school after Iran was hit with sanctions by U.S. President Donald Trump last month.
The co-founder of Ethereum, Vitalik Buterin, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by Switzerland’s oldest institution of higher learning, the University of Basel. According to the university’s Faculty of Business and Economics, which awarded Buterin the honorary doctorate, the award is ‘in recognition of his contribution to promoting decentralization and equal rights of participation in
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The South Korean arm of the Tezos Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Yonsei University for the development of unique talents and expertise in blockchain technology, according to a press release published by Tezos. The release reads: “Through this agreement, both sides will strengthen the expertise of the blockchain and education expertise,
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The University of Tokyo began offering a blockchain course at its graduate engineering school, thanks to an $ 800,000 donation from a consortium that includes the Ethereum Foundation and Japanese banking juggernaut Sumitomo Mitsui. The class — called the “Blockсhain Innovation Donation Course” — was rolled out on November 1 and will run through October 2021,
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South Korea’s leading technology university, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), is working with Theta Labs, the first blockchain-based video delivery system, to introduce students to an entirely new set of coursework regarding the applications of blockchain technology.
“We’re kicking things off with a seminar at the electrical engineering school this Friday [the 16th] where we’ll be providing a high-level overview of blockchain technology and current trends in development,” Theta Labs CEO Mitch Liu told Bitcoin Magazine.
The School of Computer Science at the University of Guelph has partnered with an award-winning startup to revolutionize connectivity across Northern Canada.
The Maple Ridge-based tech company Left has teamed up with the University of Guelph to launch a $ 2.1 million project with Mitacs to spread Mitacs’ patented mobile mesh network to a wide range of remote communities in Canada.
This is the largest partnership the School of Computer Science has ever undertaken, incorporating “120 graduate student internships over five years, from universities across Canada.” Left and Mitacs are providing the majority of the funding for this project, while the cooperation of universities across Canada will lay the groundwork for an ambitious connectivity project.
St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada has been targeted by cryptocurrency mining malware in a cyberattack that has forced the institution to shut down its entire network for the better part of a week as system administrators struggle to root out the malware. Known as “cryptojacking,” the practice has become recognised as a
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South African blockchain startup Tari Labs has unveiled a free online university that makes training accessible to local and international blockchain developers. Tari was developed and launched earlier this year by local blockchain expert and Monero promoter Riccardo Spagni alongside American investors, Naiveen Jain and Dan Teree. Reasoning Behind New Project Tari particularly aims to readdress
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Yale University’s $ 29.4 billion endowment fund was the top-performing endowment over the past fiscal year, and now it has made a new bet on the future of digital assets. According to a recent report by CNBC, David Swensen, who’s known as Yale’s ‘Warren Buffett,’ has invested in Andreessen Horowitz’s $ 300 million dedicated crypto fund. While Swensen’s investment in crypto is […]
Has Yale University just plunged into the turbulent waters of the cryptocurrency markets? A new Bloomberg report suggests it has.
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Contrary to the somewhat-popular idea that tether (USDT) issuance is used to manipulate crypto markets by boosting the price of bitcoin, a new academic study by researcher Wang Chun Wei of the University of Queensland Business School shows that the most widely-used stablecoin in fact has a negligible effect. Tether and the 2017 Bitcoin Price
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Malta continues to take the lead in the cryptocurrency and blockchain sector with an interesting new development in the educational sector. The University of Malta and the Malta Information Technology Agency have signed an agreement where a fund of EUR300,000 will be made available for those students who wish to pursue their studies in blockchain
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University College, the oldest College at Oxford University have announced that they are to open a blockchain research centre, led by the ex-head of Oxford’s computer science department, Professor Bill Roscoe. This comes just as Coinbase released details of extensive research that has been carried out into looking at how cryptocurrency education is having a more prominent role within higher education institutes and Universities across the world.
According to E&T:
Crypto is making its entrance into the world’s academic scene, and students are lining up to learn.
A recent Coinbase study reveals that University students want to learn more about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Commissioned by Coinbase in partnership with Qriously, the survey sampled 675 U.S. students, and it found that students across all majors have an interest in blockchain technology.
Swiss blockchain company KryptoPal will be working together with Gulf University in the Kingdom of Bahrain to develop and then implement a self-sovereign student portfolio management system built on smart contract technology. Currently, students must send transcripts and certifications to many colleges when they apply for a new program but can be exposed to instances where transcripts and certifications are tampered with.
Venkat Nallapati, Founder and CEO of KryptoPal, stated: “We’re excited about the potential this technology can bring to academic institutions like Gulf University because the costs and inefficiencies of document management systems can be eliminated using this new blockchain platform. It is our hope that the security and immutability of blockchain technology will protect students’ personal information and grant full time control over their digital identity,”