IBM and New York’s Columbia University have joined forces to open a center devoted to research, education and innovation in blockchain technology and data transparency.

According to IBM, the Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency will “combine cross-disciplinary teams from the academic, scientific, business and government communities to explore key issues related to the policy, trust, sharing and consumption of digital data when using blockchain and other privacy-preserving technologies.”

The Ivy League university brings to the marriage its academic background in data science, engineering, business and law. IBM, which has been doing much to further blockchain development, brings its real-world experience from blockchain projects with hundreds of enterprise clients globally. There was no financial amount disclosed on the dowry. Read more here.

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