Birmingham City University appoints professor of blockchain

Birmingham City University has appointed what it claims to be the world’s first professor of blockchain.

The university has named Olinga Taeed (pictured above) as visiting professor of blockchain at its faculty of business, law and social sciences.

He has authored 12 white papers on blockchain and is director of the Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance, a think-tank which focuses on the movement of non-financial and social value.

Olinga said: “The visiting professorship in blockchain is the first of its kind in the world, which frankly is remarkable given the rapidly burgeoning sector of distributed ledger technologies, tokenisation and cryptocurrencies.

“At Birmingham City University, we aim to establish a centre of excellence offering accredited courses in order to capture the market and provide real institutional level expertise to corporates and industries.”

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