Ripple Puts on University of California, Berkeley Blockchain Event for 200 Research Developers
Ripple, the blockchain company behind RippleNet and the third-largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has recently hosted a convention at the University of California, Berkeley. According to the reports, 200 developers, graduates, and researchers of the area reunited at the event, which was known as UBRI Connect 2019.
The goal of the event was to create multidisciplinary partnerships. People from over 40 universities were reunited at the event. They discussed law, engineering, business, and the technology of the crypto sector.
Obviously, Ripple also used the chance to announce some of its products to the potential customers and developers that were present. Ken Weber, the head of social impact at the company, affirmed that Ripple announced support for devs with new tools and promised to fund some of them.
According to him, the UBRI program will have 34 partners, half of them based in the U. S. Several universities from around the world are participating and the goal is to enrich the research of the field. This way, Ripple can help them to create for the ecosystem.
The deal does not dictate what the researchers and developers will be working on, but they will obviously be chosen because they are already interested in the Ripple ecosystem. Weber affirmed that they told the developers what products and issues they needed solutions, but that the funding was
“unrestricted and philantropic”.
At the moment, the UBRI program has used over $50 million USD to help universities and developers to create programs that will help the blockchain world. The project is specifically working closely with law and policy professors, too, in order to create more in this important field.