Steve Chen appointed to co-lead newly formed Berkeley Blockchain Lab

Steve Chen, founder of EchoLink, a credentials-verification blockchain project, has been appointed industry co-lead of the new Berkeley Blockchain Lab, a platform for students to gain real-world experience working with blockchain technology

The Berkeley Blockchain Lab is an initiative of the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology, which has been experimenting with blockchain programming for several years. The SCET launched its first blockchain course, the Blockchain Technology Collider, in March 2016, enabling undergraduate and graduate students from across the Berkeley campus in areas such as engineering, finance, economics, and mathematics to come together to explore emerging opportunities in blockchain at the intersection of finance, security and cryptography.