Graduate School of Business (GSB) economics professor Susan Athey Ph.D. ’95, has pushed back against second-year Stanford Law School (SLS) student Conner Brown’s claims that she made false statements disparaging Bitcoin in a January guest lecture.
Stanford has been ranked number one on digital currency news site CoinDesk’s first list of the top 10 “blockchain universities and colleges” in the United States.
Two professors have launched the nascent Center for Blockchain Research (CBR), Stanford Engineering announced in a press release on Wednesday.
Starting this month, the Stanford University Department of Public Safety (SUDPS) will be exclusively accepting bitcoin payment for fines.
Slock.it’s story is but but one turbulent chapter in the no less than tumultuous story of cryptocurrencies. Not yet a decade old, cryptocurrency got its start in 2009 after an anonymous user under the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto posted a white paper outlining a system for trustless transactions.
“Don’t protect your past,” said Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM, to her audience in CEMEX Auditorium on Tuesday. “Don’t define yourself as a product.”
Rometty, who also serves as chairwoman and president of IBM, was invited by the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) as a part of their View From The Top student-run speaker series. View From the Top brings in global leaders to share perspectives on leadership, careers and core values.
Over the past year, many Stanford students have utilized Bitcoin, a popular virtual currency, as a means of making financial investments and for conducting under-the-table transactions over the deep web. These developments have occurred just as the price of a single Bitcoin surpassed $10,000 on Monday, reaching an all-time high in its almost nine-year history of existence.
Two weeks ago, delegates of the Papua New Guinean government visited Stanford to meet with an advisory board of University faculty members and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to discuss the implementation of blockchain, an advanced networking system consisting of many interconnected computer databases.