DCI Event Encourages Gender, Racial Diversity in Blockchain Space

DCI Event Encourages Gender, Racial Diversity in Blockchain Space

THELOGICALINDIAN - The MIT Media Lab and itsDigital Currency Initiative DCI accept afresh appear a weeklong cossack affected providingcryptocurrency educationfor women and underrepresented bodies of blush

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DCI, Kapor Center, and Xapo Helping Underrepresented People Join The Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Landscape

Mit_medialab_logoThe accident has been sponsored by the Kapor Center for Social Impact and Xapo, who accept donated $70,000 USD to awning students’ travelling costs such as flights and lodging. Part of this donation will additionally go appear the amount of acclimation the cossack affected event.

Students are encouraged to apply for the program, which is focused on “undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and non-graduating seniors at US institutions.” The week-long accident will accommodate classroom time and training aimed at cryptocurrency acquirements and innovation.

The organizers of the accident say that a accomplishments in cryptocurrency ability isn’t expected, but those who accept acquaintance in the mural and posses programming comprehension are encouraged to attend.

MIT Digital Currency Initiative’s Gina Vargas states:

Students accessory the week-long accident will accretion hands-on abstruse experience, appoint in networking with leaders in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space, and are encouraged to alpha clubs and advance the technology, as able-bodied as advancing entrepreneurial, analysis and internship opportunities at their bounded schools.


The action says that they accept been absorption on about-face and admittance back 2015 with organizations such as the Chamber of Digital Commerce, Girls Who Code, National Center for Women & Information Technology, and the Microsoft-sponsored TEALS program. These educational assets accept provided women and acceptance of blush with able and bookish networking opportunities.

DCI says that they accept managed to advice over 200 acceptance and entrepreneurs globally so far, and aim to abide this accomplishment in the future.

In June, the accumulation collaborated with the Consensus accident captivated by Coindesk, which approved to accommodate “over $100,000 in scholarships to women and bodies of color.”

Many “Consensus Scholars” abounding the New York City conference, advancing from altered countries and cultures. The accident enabled the acceptance to arrangement with industry leaders, startups, and programmers in the agenda bill and blockchain technology space.

A few of the advisers who abounding the NY Consensus accident were so active by it that they wrote about it in some blog posts. One column accounting on the blog DigiDólar a “dive into the Hispanic Millennial, money, and agenda potential” exclaims:

MIT Media Lab and the DCI accept this activity and its abounding others can advice actuate addition during a “crucial” time in the blockchain technology’s development.

Applications to appear the accident can be found here; allotment closes on July 11.

Twenty-five acceptance will be called to appear the affairs in Cambridge, MA, and will accept $500 USD for biking expenses. Digital Currency Initiative’s Gina Vargas says, “Innovation will appear back R&D is accessible to the widest across of ideas; so, the added assorted the association the best adventitious we accept at success.”

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Images address of Digital Currency Initiative Blog, Consensus, MIT Media Lab.