Ripple announced a partnership with the University of Toronto as part of the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI). The collaboration will focus on supporting blockchain research and teaching DLT technologies to students.

Ripple Partners with Universities in Canada

Ripple continues to build on its ties with Canada’s blockchain community by announcing a partnership with the University of Toronto, which will soon launch an independent XRP Ledger (XRPL) validator and become part of the Ripple XRPL Campus Ambassador program.

The partnership is designed to promote blockchain research in Canada and will offer students the opportunity to gain technical skills in DLT technology and cryptocurrency. Ripple has already invested more than $2 million in academic programs at Canada’s leading universities and colleges, including the University of Waterloo and Toronto Metropolitan University. In total, the initiative supports over 45 universities in 20 countries, the UBRI’s official page says.

According to Andreas Veneris, the University of Toronto’s Professor, the partnership will expand the institution’s blockchain research program and foster a global academic consortium for future innovators. The Campus Ambassador program will also allow students to receive a special scholarship to fund ideas and initiatives that contribute to the growth of XRPL.

Canada recently launched a special center for training law enforcement officers to combat cybercrime. 

Author: Molly Wilson
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