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Breaking: Harvard, Stanford, & MIT Have All Invested in Cryptocurrency Funds

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At least five more university endowments have invested in cryptocurrency funds, suggesting that the "herd" of institutional investors is finally beginning to place at least a small bet on the nascent asset class. As first reported by The Information, a cadre of major educational institutions including Harvard University, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dartmouth...

Stanford University Course Could Grow Bitcoin Community, Says Professor

American academia has offered courses across the country on cryptocurrencies for a couple of years now. New York University, Duke University, Princeton and others have all offered courses on Bitcoin. The Stanford University School of Engineering in Stanford, Calif. offers a new course, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, for the Autumn semester. 100 students have enrolled and the course features...

Stanford University to Offer Cryptocurrencies Course in September Through Cyber Security Program

Recognizing the need for advanced engineering to ensure privacy and protection of digital assets, the Stanford University School of Engineering in Stanford, Calif. will offer a new course on this subject in September. The course is called Crypto Currencies: Bitcoin and Friends (CS251). The course will run from Sept. 21 to Dec. 9, 2015. "The technology behind Bitcoin and other crypto currencies...

Has a Stanford Professor Developed a Faster, Securer Bitcoin?

Stanford "Professor" David Mazières believes he has developed a faster, more flexible, and more secure alternative (altcoin) to Bitcoin, and he released the design for his new protocol in a white paper last week. Bitcoin’s distributed network - thousands of computers connected over the Internet - is a key component to that system’s design, but the eccentric Mazières says that makes Bitcoin slower...

Stanford University to Host Bitcoin Blockchain Workshop

Stanford University has since Saturday been playing host to a Bitcoin workshop that has featured several big players in the cryptocurrency space. The workshop will examine the relationship between blockchain technologies and the existing regulatory environment. The first two days of the workshop which were for a private audience ended on Sunday March 22nd, 2015, while the public part of the...

It's Very Expensive to be Poor: Stanford Professor Susan Athey Talks Bitcoin with Forbes

Forbes technology writer Laura Shin recently conducted a three-part interview with Bitcoin enthusiast and Stanford business professor Susan Athey about her involvement with Bitcoin, including an experiment being conducted with MIT students. The purpose of the experiment is to determine whether permeation of Bitcoin is a determinant factor in its spread, which is to say, how much of Bitcoin's...

Stanford University Offers Free Cryptography Courses Online

Stanford University Offers Free Cryptography Courses Online

It's safe to assume that anyone reading this knows what Bitcoin is. But did you ever stop and wonder how Bitcoin's underlying technology really works? Bitcoin relies on cryptography to control the currency's creation and transfer. It uses a cryptographic hash function called SHA-256, widely considered to be very secure. But just what does that mean, and why is it important? How does cryptography...