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The Center for the Study of Blockchain and Financial Technology at Morgan State University has extended an open invitation to its virtual HBCU Blockchain Research and Innovation Conference on Friday, Nov 13th from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm and Saturday, Nov 14th from 10 am-2 pm.

The two-day event hosted by The FinTech Center will provide a forum for the faculty, students, and administrators in the center’s HBCU Consortium to discuss the findings of sponsored research and outcomes of sponsored innovative blockchain projects at various historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The projects include a podcast series, blockchain use cases, skills-building workshops, and startup competitions.

The virtual event is free but registration is required to attend. Click here to register for the first day of the event on Friday, Nov. 13, and here for Saturday, Nov. 14.

The conference will cover topics such as the FinTech landscape and the imperative for HBCUs, blockchain and FinTech innovations, public awareness of blockchain and FinTech, using blockchain for supply chain management, the dos and don’ts of pitching a blockchain startup, a case for blockchain, students succeeding in blockchain, and how students are designing the future of blockchain.

Sponsors for the event include Seward & Kissel’s Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Group, and Hyperledger, an open-source software initiative building blockchain technology, hosted at the Linux Foundation.

The keynote speaker is Chris Brummer, the Agnes N. Williams Research Professor and Faculty Director of Georgetown’s Institute of International Economic Law. Dr. Brummer lectures widely on finance and global governance, as well as on public and private international law, market microstructure, and international trade. He is the author of several books, most recently Fintech Law in a Nutshell (2019).

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