University Blockchain Research Initiative


Ripple is collaborating with leading universities around the world to support and accelerate academic research, technical development and innovation in blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital payments.

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Academic Partners


About the Program


We are proud to support universities on research, new curriculum development and technical projects. Each participating university shapes its own topics and areas of focus. In addition to financial resources, Ripple provides students and faculty with strategic guidance, technical resources and funding, where appropriate.

Through this program, we also hope to inspire students, including people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, to become part of the workforce of the future — in blockchain, distributed computing, banking and FinTech.

Ripple is excited to help create a more robust and valuable global blockchain ecosystem for all and to address the growing demand around the world for new technological solutions, use cases and talent.

Contact Us


Our small team is hard at work building out the program with our initial group of academic partners. If you are interested in participating in our program, we invite you to first review our FAQ. You are also welcome to submit more information about your school, department or project, and we will be in touch when we’re ready to consider additional partners.