CoinDesk, a news site specializing in digital currencies, today named Georgetown one of the nation’s top universities developing curriculums and resources around blockchain technology. The publication wrote:
“Georgetown University, a school known for political science and business programs rather than its engineering prowess, finds its niche in the blockchain ecosystem by taking advantage of its connection to policy-making circles in Washington DC. The majority of Georgetown’s blockchain courses come courtesy of its law school, where students can register for courses like the “Cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings and the Law Seminar.” Chris Brummer, who was twice nominated to serve as Commissioner on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and Patrick J. McCarty, who has served on four different financial regulators and was a senior staff member on several congressional committees, teach the course.
Perianne Boring, founder and president of the Chamber for Digital Commerce, jointly teaches a course for undergraduate business students.”
Professor Chris Brummer and the Law School’s Institute for International Economic Law (IIIEL) are hosts of Georgetown’s annual FinTech Week, which will take place November 5-8 at the Law School, the IMF and on Capitol Hill. Professor Brummer’s class is one of fifty classes Georgetown Law now offers in the technology law and policy space—a full list of which is here.
Congratulations to Professor Brummer, IIEL and all who are making Georgetown a leader in this space.