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In this edition of The Daily, we look at Liberstad’s progress toward building a libertarian community in Norway. The city has just issued its own digital coin. Also, crypto mining contracts have been classified as securities in the Canadian province of Quebec. And in Europe, Luxembourg has adopted a law that protects crypto traders and investors.
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.
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