Graduates and upper level undergraduate students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will be able to build their own blockchain technology that can be used to transact cryptocurrency, a form of digital currency, following the recent procurement of hardware needed to power such technology.
The school recently obtained an Antminer L3 Scrypt ASIC Litecoin Miner processor, said Matthew Friedel, a senior lecturer at UW-Milwaukee. The processor will be used by students at UWM’s Disruptive Technology Lab that opened earlier this year.
Driven by UWM graduate student Alexander Breen‘s idea to use the processor to build theoretical crypto and blockchain, the school currently is building cryptocurrency in advance of a new special topics course that will start in the spring. Read the full story here.