Harvard Undergraduate Blockchain Group (HUBG) has entered into a partnership with Reflective Venture to provide an academic perspective to educate students and on cryptocurrency and the blockchain technology without all the hype.
To achieve this the partnership will afford HUBG direct access to RChain, a third-generation blockchain platform. The mathematical focus of RChain – built on Rho-calculus principles – stood out to HUBG.
According to Arkam Javed, Co-Founder and Co-VP of HUBG, RChain is tackling blockchain from a more academic angle and it’s much needed. The more analysis that’s available from an academic perspective, the more focus that’s put on technical fundamentals.
HUBG is an undergraduate student group at Harvard University comprised of three committees – Investment, Technology, and Development & Marketing – focusing on fundamental education and industry application as related to blockchain technology, cryptocurrency, and investing. This group will help students build cryptocurrency investment literacy and learn blockchain basics in a curriculum based environment. HUBG will engage with organizations and open-source communities to identify opportunities for industry application.
A Partnership Focused On The Mathematics And Science Of Blockchain
Shahan Khoshafian, Senior Associate at Reflective Venture Partners said the company wanted to partner with Harvard University because they were looking to focus on the mathematics and science of blockchain and less about the fluff and buzz that comes with it today.
From an educational perspective, RChain’s unique composition is suited quite well for higher education curriculum.
On his part, David M. Otto, a General Partner of Reflective Venture Partners and Harvard alumni said, he is proud to be a part of this strategic partnership between Reflective Ventures and Harvard. Coming back to his alma mater and being able to work with these future tech leaders is inspiring. He added that he is looking forward to helping build innovative blockchain-based applications and platforms with this talented, visionary and committed team of young people.
This access will enable HUBG to meet one of its primary objectives: creating a foundational online course on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency for Harvard students and non-students alike. In addition to the development of blockchain course curriculum, the Reflective Venture Partner’s sponsorship and RChain partnership will enable HUBG to host conferences, events and in-depth discussions on blockchain technology and protocols in the coming months.
Longer term objectives include HUBG establishing a student-managed cryptocurrency investment fund, creating a peer-reviewed research journal, getting involved with in-progress blockchain projects, building relationships with up-and-coming companies in the blockchain space, working to identify effective blockchain use cases, studying RChain platform growth, working with the RChain tech team to produce demos of Rholang and the RChain virtual machine, consulting with established companies interested in blockchain and cryptocurrency investments and more.