One of the oldest Swiss University, the University of Basel, known for producing great minds like philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and psychiatrist Carl Jung awarded Vitalik Buterin, co-founder of Ethereum Blockchain with an with an honorary doctorate.
The Faculty of Business and Economics grants Buterin an honorary degree for his “outstanding achievements” in the fields of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and the design of institutions. The university announces it through a tweet:
“He makes a groundbreaking contribution to promoting decentralization and equal participation in the digital revolution.”
.@VitalikButerin receives an honorary doctorate from the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Basel. The co-founder of @ethereum has made outstanding achievements in the fields of #cryptocurrencies, smart contracts and the design of institutions. pic.twitter.com/6d6ftTG56n
— University of Basel (@UniBasel_en) November 30, 2018
With educational institutions finally starting to embrace decentralized technology, they have subsequently started recognizing achievements of researchers and developers of the ecosystem. Just a few weeks ago, Joseph Liu from Monash University was recognised for his contributions to privacy-oriented currency Monero and was awarded Australian Computer Society’s researcher of the year.
To further their support universities across the world are collaborating to initiate blockchain oriented programmes to aid the future generations of developers. In the past month itself, Ethereum Foundation announced that they are backing a Blockchain Course in the University of Tokyo, the Tezos Foundation partnered with Free Blockchain Education Course.