Blockchain firm and XRP digital currency maker Ripley said its University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) has partnered with two Japanese higher education institutions. With the participation of Kyoto and Tokyo University, the initiative is now 33 strong.

UBRI aims to develop academic research in blockchain technology. Ripley hopes to deploy tomorrow’s developers and computer scientists with the necessary knowledge to support a vision for the future of the digital economy.

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Ripley’s press release says the firm’s blockchain research initiative has expanded to Japan. The company’s latest partnership, the University of Kyoto and the University of Tokyo, are the first higher education institutions to join the nation.

The publication details that UBRI’s newest partners already have partnerships with Ripple at all levels of learning. Conducted workshops at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Human Resource Management, as well as funding for research projects exploring the use of the blockchain program in various global issues. This applies to a wide variety of fields of study, such as engineering, business and public policy.

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Specific topics studied include how blockchain remodeling, IDP systems, and supply chain management can be achieved.

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Ripley believes blockchain will be a vital technology in the future and will invest heavily in education.

Meanwhile, Tokyo University’s Department of Economics will host public workshops focusing on blockchain and settlement, along with various professor-organized research projects. They will focus on the developed financial system and its regulation approaches. The institute also grants scholarships to students who participate in blockchain research.