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Morgan State University announced the opening of its new Center for the Study for Blockchain and Financial Technology, or FinTech Center. The center will be dedicated to the study of blockchain, cryptocurrency and the digital finance industry.
The university, which received a multi-year grant from Ripple in 2019, is set to begin classes in the Earl G. Graves School of Business with a specialized curriculum this semester. Scholarships will be awarded to faculty and students pursuing a career in blockchain, cryptocurrency, digital payment and other financial technology disciplines.
The FinTech Center is also hosting its second Battle Of The Cryptos, a cryptocurrency trading competition for HBCU students. Students will be able to learn about cryptocurrency investing, trading, portfolio management, financial fitness and will have the chance to win up to $3,500 in cash prizes.
Penelope Blackwell is a reporting fellow at Protocol covering edtech. She reports on the developments in tech that are shaping the future of learning. Previously, she interned at The Baltimore Sun covering emerging news and produced content for Carnegie-Knight's News21 documenting hate and bias incidents in the U.S. She is also a recent graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Morgan State University.