ABOUT THE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY AWARD
In recent years, the exploding – and imploding – value of bitcoin and its fellow cryptocurrencies have brought blockchain technologies – and the exciting possibilities created thereby – into the public consciousness. As a consequence, experts in an increasing number of sectors are seeking to examine how blockchain might spark innovation in their own industry.
Higher education is no different: in recent years, startups like Knowledge.io, established research universities like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and global companies such as Sony have begun to explore ways of uniting blockchain and education.
In keeping with our desire to encourage and reward progress at the cutting edge of higher education, we’re proud to present the inaugural Best Innovation in Blockchain Technology Award. The prize, worth $5,000 in AWS Credits, will be given to the startup, company, individual, school, or university that can prove that they’ve incorporated blockchain into an educational setting in an effective, and sustainable, way.