Virginia Tech is leveraging talent, local tech giant in effort to become Blockchain U
Four juniors are working together on their class project: building a blockchain program that will monitor classroom attendance using the EOS blockchain platform from block.one.
These Virginia Tech students in Cameron’s course are capping off their Virginia Tech careers with a class in blockchain. They aim to become leaders in the technology that is part of what’s known as the blockchain initiative, headed by Cameron, a professor who is also the associate department head for research and engagement in computer science.
Tech’s goal is to be a leader in blockchain with help from block.one, the billion-dollar startup with a massive Blacksburg presence.
The school’s blockchain initiative has been kickstarted by a $3 million gift from block.one announced last year. The startup was founded by Virginia Tech graduate Dan Larimer, who now serves as block.one’s chief technology officer.
To read more about the initiative and what the students are doing, check out the link below.