Reykjavik University to participate in Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI)


Reykjavik University has become a member of Ripple’s University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI)—the leading university blockchain accelerator program, to solve key challenges in financial technology and advance real-world solutions for blockchain and cryptocurrency. The University thereby joins more than 35 global university partners engaged in blockchain research and building new use cases for fintech.

Launched in 2018, UBRI is helping to move the blockchain industry forward by providing faculty and students with the technical tools and resources required to thrive as part of the next generation of tech talent. UBRI enables schools like Reykjavik University to further accelerate academic research, technical development, and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency, fintech, and digital payments. Reykjavik’s UBRI funding and partnership will support the School of Technology’s research on new verticals and fintech applications using blockchain. “The relationship with Ripple UBRI will strengthen our efforts to experiment with the models and services that we have been researching in a practical setting using Ripple’s global network and professional platform. This is consistent with our goals of connecting our academic research with industry and practical settings,“ said Dr. Gisli Hjalmtysson, Dean of the School of Technology at Reykjavik University.

Reykjavik University will also work closely with Ripple’s Iceland entity , which serves as one of Ripple’s engineering hubs to foster technical talent in the region.

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