Cryptocurrency expert appointed as world’s first Professor of Blockchain

By Olinga Taeed

A leading expert in cryptocurrency has been appointed as the world’s first Professor of Blockchain.

Birmingham City University has named Olinga Taeed as Visiting Professor of Blockchain at the institution’s Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences.

Blockchain is the technology that underpins digital currency, such as Bitcoin, allowing digital information to be distributed.


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“The Visiting Professorship in Blockchain is the first of its kind in the world which frankly is remarkable given the rapidly burgeoning sector of distributed ledger technologies, tokenisation and cryptocurrencies”, said Professor Taeed.

“At Birmingham City University we aim to establish a centre of excellence offering accredited courses in order to capture the market and provide real institutional level expertise to corporates and industries.”

Professor Taeed is the author of 12 white papers on blockchain and is Director of the not-for-profit Centre for Citizenship, Enterprise and Governance – the world’s leading think tank on the movement of non-financial and social value.