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‘Coin Assistant’ Startup Makes Crypto Easy to Use

Coin founders Damon Nam and Byron Levels had initially set out to solve a personal problem: their passion for the potential of blockchain was met with an equal frustration for current solutions with high friction, extreme complexity, and poor user experiences. Investigating this problem further, Nam and Levels decided to poll consumers about the core…

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It takes a (Blockchain) Village!

Spring Reflections, Fall Futures, and Student Project Highlights Spring of 2019 was the semester of collaboration and joint ventures for our Blockchain Challenge Lab. We expanded the program to include FinTech, and the new material and domain resulted in a number of novel projects, many of which are highlighted below. We saw increased teamwork across…

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Taiwanese Visiting Researchers Yao-Chieh Hu and Ting-Ting Lee — A Global Blockchain Entrepreneurship Journey

From Asia to California — a passion for blockchain is taking UC Berkeley Sutardja Center visiting researchers and Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator scholars Yao Chieh Hu (Jeff) and Ting Ting Lee (Tina) on a worldwide journey of opportunity and discovery. “Blockchain is more engaging,” says Jeff on why he finds working with blockchain more compelling than…

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Meet the teams: Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator kicks off with first batch

On March 19, the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator welcomed its first batch of teams to the recently launched accelerator focused on blockchain startup education and support. The spring 2019 cohort is made up of 12 teams that utilize blockchain technology in a variety of ways, ranging from data ownership to tabletop gaming. AnChain.ai, Bitmark, DataAgora, Dyson…

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UC Berkeley Launches Accelerator to Support Blockchain Startups

The University of California, Berkeley has just announced the formation of a new blockchain-focused accelerator, the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator. The new accelerator will help entrepreneurs pursue ventures in the blockchain space, tap into the vast resources of UC Berkeley and Silicon Valley, and receive expert industry guidance to create high-value blockchain startups. The effort was…

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Want to work on disruptive technologies? Make your big ideas come to life through Samsung’s UVENTURE Program!

Samsung UVENTURE Office Hours: Learn firsthand about Samsung’s UVENTURE Program or get guidance on drafting your proposal. RSVP for the event on Facebook here. More details below: Date: Thursday, January 24th Time: 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM Location: Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (2227 Piedmont Ave) UVENTURE Program Do you have lots of ideas?…

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We’re hiring! Looking for students passionate about data and blockchain

Current openings for UC Berkeley students to join the Data-X and Blockchain Lab at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) for AI, Blockchain, and Data projects: 3 technical lead Data / AI positions (paid) 2 technical lead Blockchain positions (paid) 2 self-directed undergrad research students (unpaid) The Data-X and Blockchain Lab at SCET supports a collection of student and faculty-led projects…

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Using Blockchain for (Social) Good! Four student ventures and use cases

Blockchain is a transformative technology capable of disrupting industries and even altering the social fabric. The recent initial coin offering scandals, plummeting cryptocurrency values, and the general wild west nature of this space have scared off some early adopters and entrepreneurs, and it is a shame. Blockchain has the potential to make a truly positive…

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Call for Blockchain Research Proposals – Funded by Ripple’s Partnership with Haas on the University Blockchain Research Initiative

The Sutardja Center’s Blockchain Lab is pleased to share the Call for Research Proposals from the Blockchain Initiative being led by Haas’ Institute for Business & Social Impact (IBSI) & Master in Financial Engineering (MFE) Program.  The Haas Blockchain Initiative is funded by a multi-year, multi-million-dollar grant from Ripple, a growing company in the emerging…

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