New U.S Student-Run Initiative Teaches Fundamentals Of Blockchain

New U.S Student-Run Initiative Teaches Fundamentals Of Blockchain

New U.S Student-Run Initiative Teaches Fundamentals Of Blockchain

Within the Rutgers Business School (RBS), Blockchain Hub is a new student-run initiative that revolves around educating and training students on blockchain technology, which is a record of data that is not owned by a single entity, says a report on May 13.

"Won Gyun No, an assistant professor in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, said blockchain can record almost anything that can be digitally represented, such as transactions, values, goods and ownership. The technology can also be applied to a variety of industries, such as healthcare, insurance and government," reiterated

Founded in 1929, Rutgers Business School is the graduate business school located on the Newark and New Brunswick campuses of Rutgers University in the United States (U.S).

Christian Buren, a Rutgers Business School junior and current president of Blockchain Hub, first became aware of the technology in the Fall 2017.

“After seeing so many people who didn’t know anything about tech making ludicrous amounts of money off of this, I knew something had to be here. From reading about Bitcoin I came across the word ‘blockchain’ quite a lot, as it is the technology that underpins the Bitcoin network,” Buren said.

The report stated;

"The theory behind blockchain and its real-world applications eventually led Buren to officially bring blockchain education to Rutgers, via Blockchain Hub.

"Blockchain Hub plans to foster collaboration between undergraduates, graduates and PhD students, and the initiative has already established a partnership with the Accounting Information Systems PhD department.

"Buren’s plan is for PhD students to lead biweekly workshops to teach the basics of blockchain. In between these workshops, board members will lead break-out sessions to help explore specific areas within the blockchain sphere. Additionally, Buren hopes to provide students with guest speakers, hackathon events and free tickets for blockchain-related conferences, such as the MIT Bitcoin Expo and BEN NYC Mastermind Dinner."


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