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FYI: US Dept of Education / ACE Blockchain Innovation Challenge Day!

From: John, Anil <anil.john@hq.dhs.gov>
Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:38:59 +0000
To: "public-credentials@w3.org" <public-credentials@w3.org>
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Sharing this funding opportunity from the US Department of Education on behalf of a colleague.

Best Regards,

Anil

Anil John
Technical Director, Silicon Valley Innovation Program
Science and Technology Directorate
US Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC, USA

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From: Leu, Sharon
Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2020 10:33 AM

Dear Colleagues,

Today, ACE and ED launched the Blockchain Innovation Challenge for applications.


  *   The Education Blockchain Initiative<https://www.acenet.edu/Research-Insights/Pages/Education-Blockchain-Initiative.aspx>, funded by the U.S. Department of Education,  seeks to explore both the opportunities and the risks of utilizing blockchain to empower learners and translate skills and educational experiences into economic opportunity.
  *   Blockchain holds the unique potential to give learners, including the most underserved learners, control over their data and enable more seamless transitions from education to employment (and back) throughout their lives.
  *   On June 8, the Education Blockchain Initiative released a research report<https://www.acenet.edu/Documents/ACE-Education-Blockchain-Initiative-Connected-Impact-June2020.pdf> on existing usage of blockchain in education as well as its potential to equitably expand economic opportunity. The research will inform a $900,000 Blockchain Innovation Challenge<https://www.acenet.edu/Research-Insights/Pages/Blockchain-Innovation-Challenge.aspx> to seed blockchain projects that have the potential to boost economic mobility. Organizations and individuals can learn more and express interest in the challenge on ACE’s website.

Press release:
https://www.acenet.edu/News-Room/Pages/ACE-Launches-Competition-to-Boost-Economic-Mobility-through-Blockchain.aspx


Please feel free to share widely as we hope to attract a wide and diverse solver community.  If you have any questions or thoughts, please feel free to reach out!

sharon

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