Posts Tagged ‘blockchain’

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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Dawn Song presents on privacy-preserving technology at SVIL 2018

UC Berkeley professor Dawn Song visited the Sutardja Center’s Silicon Valley Innovation Leadership program to introduce her startup, Oasis Labs, which touts privacy-preserving technology using blockchain. Song said that with machine learning, banks could use more data to train better models for fraud detection. However, banks cannot currently share customer data due to privacy concerns,…

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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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Blockchain: From Utopian to Practical

Safe, Scalable, Cost-effective and Now Many organizations are testing blockchain solutions today as demonstrations and trials, while relatively few “blockchain compliant” systems are in mass scale production.  The reason for this is understandable.  Some firms hold back because of the mass complexity and development costs of re-writing systems that already work fine.  Others are on…

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UC Berkeley student group continues to lead in their breadth of blockchain activities

The Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology congratulates the Blockchain at Berkeley student-organization for an outstanding year of contributions to the Berkeley blockchain ecosystem — see their State of the Ledger 2018! UC Berkeley, the Sutardja Center, and SCET students have been involved in blockchain since 2014 when professional students in SCET’s Engineering Leadership Professional Program…

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Blockchain arrives on college campuses

The University of California, Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology (SCET) is one of the first institutions to offer university courses on blockchain technology. Specifically, SCET’s Blockchain Lab facilitates collaboration between new ventures, industry scholars, and academics to evaluate, validate, and execute innovative blockchain projects. “Academics feel a lot of pressure to maintain their…

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Get ready for Collider Cup II!

What do 12 top teams + 1 grand prize equal? You guessed it, Collider Cup is back and better than ever. Watch the best student teams from SCET classes pitch to a panel of professors, investors and industry leaders and see who gets to take home the big win! If you are interested in taking…

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Join SCET at Cal Day 2018!

 Every year, UC Berkeley hosts Cal Day—an event to welcome prospective students to help guide them through what clubs they can join, what classes to take and to get to know the Berkeley community as a whole. Cal Day is open to current Berkeley students, families and anyone interested in learning more about the initiatives…

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Breaking the Blockchain Bubble: A roundtable discussing the future of blockchain technology

On March 1st, the Blockchain Lab hosted a roundtable with three industry leaders along with student representatives from Blockchain at Berkeley to discuss the importance and growth of this groundbreaking technology. CEOs from ThirdACT, CyrptoWerk, and Legal.io showcased how different industries are able to find faster solutions with the implementation of blockchain. Ikhlaq Sidhu, chief…

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