The challenges to be faced by this research center will be, among others, the scalability of the technology, the reliability and accuracy of the data and maintaining high levels of security with the least possible use of resources . Likewise, the directors of the Center expect that various doctoral theses in computer science and other areas of interest will be generated.
In the first five years of the project, this will be funded by Protocol Labs OmiseGO Interchain Foundation PolyChain Capital DFINITY Stiftung and the Ethereum Foundation. The founder of the latter, Vitalik Buterin, expressed, through the social network Twitter, his enthusiasm in supporting the Research Center.
Silicon Valley already has a Research Center founded in 2016 by the Japanese multinational Hitachi. In March of this year Fujitsu, in turn, opened an International Blockchain Research Center in Brussels, Belgium.
Although the year 2017 was marked by the realization of many Initial Currency Offers; In the last year, interest from companies, educational centers and foundations has turned more towards research and innovation in distributed accounting, exploring other uses of this technology beyond cryptocurrencies, whose market capitalization has been seen decreased in recent months.
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