150+ University Blockchain Clubs

Last updated on April 28, 2021

Blockchain is an emerging technology with the potential to disrupt traditional business models and revolutionize the way we do global business. According to LinkedIn, blockchain was the most in-demand hard skill of 2020. Top blockchain-recruiters include: IBM, Oracle, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Amazon, and American Express.

An increasing number of university blockchain clubs are being established. These student-run organizations aim to improve awareness and understanding of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. According to Coinbase, 41 of the world’s top 50 universities have at least one blockchain or cryptocurrency student-run club. In the UK, a quarter of top universities have a blockchain club or society.

Below you can search our regularly updated database of university blockchain, cryptocurrency, and financial technology (FinTech) clubs. If you know of any more, please let us know.

University Blockchain Clubs

  InstitutionStudent Clubs
United KingdomUnited KingdomAberdeen UniversityFinTech & Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesArizona State UniversityBlockchain Innovation Society
TurkeyTurkeyBahçeşehir UniversityBlockchain Technologies Club
IndiaIndiaBITS Pilani, Goa CampusBlockchain Club BITS Goa
United StatesUnited StatesBoston CollegeCryptocurrency Club of Boston College
United StatesUnited StatesBoston UniversityBlockchain & Cryptocurrency Club
United StatesUnited StatesBoston UniversityFinTech Club
United StatesUnited StatesBrown UniversityBlockchain at Brown
United StatesUnited StatesCalifornia State University, NorthridgeCSUN Blockchain Society
CanadaCanadaCarleton UniversityCarleton Cryptocurrency Club
United StatesUnited StatesCarnegie Mellon UniversityCMU Blockchain
ArgentinaArgentinaCatholic University of Santa FeYnitium Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesCity College of New YorkCCNY Crypto Club
United KingdomUnited KingdomCity, University of LondonCity University Blockchain Society
United StatesUnited StatesColumbia UniversityBlockchain at Columbia
United StatesUnited StatesColumbia UniversityColumbia FinTech
CanadaCanadaConcordia UniversityConcordia Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesCornell UniversityCornell Blockchain
United StatesUnited StatesCUNY Baruch CollegeThe CUNY Crypto Club
United StatesUnited StatesCUNY Brooklyn CollegeBlockchain Technologies & Cryptocurrency Club
United StatesUnited StatesDartmouth CollegeBlockchain at Dartmouth
United StatesUnited StatesDrexel UniversityDrexel Blockchain
United StatesUnited StatesDuke UniversityDuke Blockchain Lab
United StatesUnited StatesDuke UniversityDuke MBA Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesDuquesne UniversityDuquesne Blockchain Group
United KingdomUnited KingdomDurham UniversityDurham University FinTech Society
SwitzerlandSwitzerlandEPFLBlockchain Student Association
United StatesUnited StatesFlorida State UniversityThe Cryptocurrency Club at FSU
United StatesUnited StatesFordham UniversityBlockchain at Fordham
United StatesUnited StatesFordham UniversityFordham FinTech Network
United StatesUnited StatesGeorge Mason UniversityBlockchain at Mason
United StatesUnited StatesGeorgetown UniversityGeorgetown FinTech
United StatesUnited StatesGeorgia TechBlockchain & Crypto Club
United KingdomUnited KingdomGlasgow UniversityFinTech Society
United StatesUnited StatesHarvard UniversityBlockchain & Crypto Club
United StatesUnited StatesHarvard UniversityHLS Blockchain & Fintech Initiative
United StatesUnited StatesHarvard UniversityHarvard Undergraduate Blockchain Group
United StatesUnited StatesHoward UniversityHoward University Blockchain Lab
IndiaIndiaIIITM KeralaKerala Blockchain Academy Innovation Club
United KingdomUnited KingdomImperial College LondonBlockchain & Crypto-technologies Society
United KingdomUnited KingdomImperial College LondonImperial FinTech
United StatesUnited StatesIndiana UniversityBlockchain at IU
TurkeyTurkeyIstanbul Technical UniversityItuBlockchain
United StatesUnited StatesJohns Hopkins UniversityJHU Blockchain Club
United KingdomUnited KingdomKing's College LondonKCL Blockchain
GhanaGhanaKNUSTKNUST Blockchain Hub
TurkeyTurkeyKocaeli UniversityKocaeli University Blockchain Technology Club
United KingdomUnited KingdomLeeds UniversityLUU Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Society
United StatesUnited StatesLehigh UniversityLehigh FinTech Group
United KingdomUnited KingdomLondon School of EconomicsBlockchain at LSE
United KingdomUnited KingdomLondon School of EconomicsLSE SU FinTech Society
United StatesUnited StatesLoyola University ChicagoLUC Bitcoin & Blockchain Exploration Club
TurkeyTurkeyMarmara UniversityMarmara Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesMarquette UniversityMarquette Blockchain Lab
CanadaCanadaMcGill UniversityBlockchain at McGill
United StatesUnited StatesMiami UniversityMiami University Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesMichigan State UniversitySpartan Blockchain
United StatesUnited StatesMiddlebury CollegeMiddlebury Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesMissouri State UniversityBlockchain Technologies Club
United StatesUnited StatesMITMIT Bitcoin Club
United StatesUnited StatesMITMIT FinTech
AustraliaAustraliaMonash UniversityMonash Blockchain Alliance
United StatesUnited StatesMorgan State UniversityMorgan Student Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesMount St. Mary's UniversityMount Blockchain Club
SingaporeSingaporeNanyang Technological UniversityBlockchain at NTU
MexicoMexicoNational Autonomous University of MexicoUNAM Civic Innovation Lab
SingaporeSingaporeNational University of SingaporeNUS FinTech Society
United StatesUnited StatesNew York UniversityNYU Blockchain
United StatesUnited StatesNortheastern UniversityBlockchain & Cryptocurrency Club
United StatesUnited StatesNorthwestern UniversityNU Blockchain Group
United StatesUnited StatesNorthwestern UniversityFinTech@Kellogg
United StatesUnited StatesOccidental CollegeOccidental Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Club
United StatesUnited StatesPenn State UniversityBlockchain@PSU
United StatesUnited StatesPortland State UniversityBlockchain at Portland State
United StatesUnited StatesPrinceton UniversityPrinceton FinTech
United StatesUnited StatesRice UniversityRice Blockchain
AustraliaAustraliaRMITRMIT Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesRochester Institute of TechnologyRIT Blockchain Technology Club
United KingdomUnited KingdomRoyal Holloway, University of LondonRHUL Blockchain Society
United StatesUnited StatesRutgers UniversityRutgers Business School Blockchain Hub
CanadaCanadaRyerson UniversityBlockchain Ryerson
TurkeyTurkeySabancı UniversitySU Blockchain Club
IranIranSharif University of TechnologySharif Blockchain Lab
SingaporeSingaporeSingapore Management UniversitySMU Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesSouthern Illinois UniversityBlockchain Economics Club
IndiaIndiaSRM University AP AmaravatiSRM AP Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesStanford UniversityStanford Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesTemple UniversityTemple BTC
FranceFranceToulouse Business SchoolTBS Blockchain Club
ChinaChinaTsinghua UniversityTsinghua International Blockchain Association
United StatesUnited StatesTufts UniversityTufts Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesUNC CharlotteB-Tech
United StatesUnited StatesUNC Kenan-FlaglerBlockchain Club
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity College LondonUCL FinTech Society
AustraliaAustraliaUniversity of AdelaideAdelaide Blockchain
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of AlabamaBlockchain Innovation Academy
CanadaCanadaUniversity of AlbertaBlockchain & Cryptoasset Association
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity of BristolBlockchain Society
CanadaCanadaUniversity of British ColumbiaUBC Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of California, BerkeleyBlockchain at Berkeley
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of California, BerkeleyHaas FinTech Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of California, DavisBlockchain at Davis
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of California, IrvineBlockchain at UCI
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of California, Los AngelesBlockchain at UCLA
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of California, San DiegoBlockchain at UCSD
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraBlockchain at UCSB
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraUCSB Cryptocurrency Investment Club
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity of CambridgeCambridge Blockchain Society
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity of CambridgeMetanet Society
South AfricaSouth AfricaUniversity of Cape TownCryptocurrency & Artificial Intelligence Society
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of Central FloridaAssociation of Cryptocurrency Education
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of ChicagoChicago Booth FinTech
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of ChicagoBooth FinTech Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of Colorado, BoulderCU Blockchain
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of DaytonThe Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of DelawareUniversity of Delaware Blockchain Club
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity of EdinburghFinTech Society
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity of ExeterExeter FinTech Society
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of FloridaGator Blockchain Club
Hong KongHong KongUniversity of Hong KongHKU Blockchain Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of IllinoisSIG Blockchain
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of KansasKU Blockchain Institute
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity of ManchesterBlockchainers
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of MelbourneMelbourne University Blockchain Association
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of MichiganBlockchain at Michigan
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of MichiganWolverine Blockchain
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of MichiganBlockchain Development Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of MichiganMichigan Cryptocurrency Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of MichiganMichigan FinTech
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of MinnesotaMinnesota Cryptocurrency
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of MississippiOle Miss Cryptocurrency Investors Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of North TexasUNT Blockchain & Crypto Club
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity of NottinghamNottingham FinTech Society
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of OklahomaCryptocurrency Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of OregonOregon Blockchain
NorwayNorwayUniversity of OsloBlockwave Norway
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity of OxfordOxford Blockchain Society
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of PennsylvaniaPenn Blockchain
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of PennsylvaniaWharton FinTech
AustraliaAustraliaUniversity of QueenslandUQ Blockchain
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity of ReadingReading Crypto & Blockchain Society
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of South FloridaUSF Crypto Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaTrojan Cryptocurrency Investment Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaTrojan Blockchain Society
SwitzerlandSwitzerlandUniversity of St. GallenData Science & Technology Club
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity of StrathclydeStrathclyde FinTech Society
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity of SussexFinTech & Banking Society
AustraliaAustraliaUniversity of SydneyUSYD Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Society
AustraliaAustraliaUniversity of Technology SydneyCryptocurrency Society
AustraliaAustraliaUniversity of Technology SydneyFinTech Society
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonMavericks Blockchain Society
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of Texas at AustinTexas Blockchain
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of Texas at DallasUTD Blockchain
CanadaCanadaUniversity of TorontoUT Blockchain Group
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of VirginiaDarden FinTech Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of WashingtonUW Blockchain Society
CanadaCanadaUniversity of Western OntarioIvey FinTech Club
United StatesUnited StatesUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonBadger Blockchain
United KingdomUnited KingdomUniversity of YorkYork Blockchain Society
United StatesUnited StatesWake Forest UniversityWake FinTech
United StatesUnited StatesWashington University in St. LouisWU Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
United StatesUnited StatesYale UniversityYale Blockchain Initiative

The Role of Blockchain Clubs

University blockchain clubs can play a critical role in advancing blockchain education and addressing the blockchain skills gap, through:

  • Promoting awareness and improving foundational knowledge of blockchain among the student body;
  • Providing a community where like-minded students can connect and share ideas about blockchain;
  • Organizing and hosting blockchain events, guest speakers, workshops, and conferences;
  • Partnering with local tech companies to learn from industry experts and establish networking, mentorship, research, internship, and recruitment opportunities;
  • Sharing educational materials, delivering blockchain courses, and encouraging the introduction of accredited blockchain classes to the university curriculum;
  • Helping members to collaborate on research and real-world blockchain projects, pilot innovative blockchain solutions, and pitch startups;
  • Joining a network of blockchain organizations to connect with other student blockchain clubs, and participate in blockchain-oriented hackathons and competitions.

If you are interested in establishing a blockchain club at your university, or further developing an existing club, there are a number of organizations that can help.

Blockchain Education Network

The Blockchain Education Network (BEN) is the longest running international network of blockchain students, alumni, faculty members, and professionals. Its mission is “to spur blockchain adoption by empowering our leaders to bring blockchain to their companies and communities.”

BEN already mentors and supports over 80 blockchain clubs. University (and high school) blockchain clubs can apply to become a BEN Student Club and receive additional support. This includes access to: blockchain events; online workshops; conference tickets; educational materials; expert speakers; sponsors; and career opportunities. Members can also connect with like-minded students through private networking channels. BEN is a nonprofit organization and uses donations it receives to help pay for students to attend blockchain events. 

BEN has matched students with jobs and internships at the likes of Coinbase, Binance, IBM, Ethereum Foundation, Ripple, and JPMorgan Chase. Others have been supported in establishing their own start-ups.

Students, faculty members, and professionals can also apply for individual BEN membership. This costs $10 a month but students and professors are eligible to have this fee waived.

MouseBelt University

The MouseBelt University Program aims to build “a community of universities from all over the world enabling students to collaborate, share ideas, and enhance their understanding of blockchain.” It is already supporting students from over 80 universities worldwide.

Student blockchain clubs can apply to participate in the University Program. If accepted, your club will join an international network of student blockchain organizations, providing opportunities to attend virtual meetups, access exclusive social channels, and connect with industry leaders. Educational courses covering blockchain leadership, engineering, and business are also available, incorporating advice on business development and mentoring from experienced entrepreneurs and blockchain developers.

There is also the opportunity to apply for organizational funding on a case-by-case basis. MouseBelt University has already funded workshops, hackathons, conferences, promotional materials, international travel, and accredited classes.

Much of this is made possible by the Blockchain Education Alliance, described as “a network of industry leaders committed to driving blockchain innovation by supporting education, research, and entrepreneurship at universities and beyond.” The Alliance provides a mechanism for industry professionals to support blockchain education by contributing funding for research and conferences, providing mentorship, hosting workshops, delivering educational content, and collaborating with students on real-world blockchain solutions. Current members include Mastercard, Binance X, Xpring, and Truffle.

One example of this collaboration is the UC Blockchain Initiative – “a cross-campus initiative to support blockchain-focused education, research, and entrepreneurship at UCLA, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Davis.” Another is REIMAGINE 2020, a series of free, virtual blockchain conferences taking place throughout 2020.

The MouseBelt University Program is run by San Francisco-based MouseBelt – a blockchain accelerator aiming to boost the growth of blockchain start-ups and encourage wider adoption of blockchain technology. It has invested in more than 60 blockchain companies and, in 2020 alone, is investing $2.5 million in blockchain projects.

Blockchain Acceleration Foundation

For university blockchain clubs in Southern California and Mexico, the Blockchain Acceleration Foundation (BAF) is a non-profit organization which aims “to facilitate the mass adoption of blockchain technology.” Its mission is to “inspire the next generation of blockchain leaders through educational, research, and career opportunities.”

BAF was created by university students and recent graduates seeking to redress the limited educational and career opportunities available to many university students interested in blockchain. It now comprises a network of students, alumni, and faculty members from nine university-affiliated student blockchain clubs, including Blockchain at UCLA and the Trojan Blockchain Society.

BAF supports its member organizations by organizing workshops, hackathons, networking events, and career fairs, securing keynote speakers and mentors, and sourcing funding and sponsors for projects and research. It is also committed to improving the blockchain curriculum by actively encouraging universities to expand their offerings of accredited blockchain classes.

Interested university blockchain clubs can contact BAF directly.

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