150+ University Blockchain Clubs

Last updated on January 19, 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 is 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 KingdomAberdeen UniversityFinTech & Blockchain Club
United StatesArizona State UniversityBlockchain Innovation Society
TurkeyBahçeşehir UniversityBlockchain Technologies Club
IndiaBITS Pilani, Goa CampusBlockchain Club BITS Goa
United StatesBoston CollegeCryptocurrency Club of Boston College
United StatesBoston UniversityBoston University Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Club
United StatesBoston UniversityBU FinTech Club
United StatesBrown UniversityBlockchain at Brown
United StatesCalifornia State University, NorthridgeCSUN Blockchain Society
CanadaCarleton UniversityCarleton Cryptocurrency Club
United StatesCarnegie Mellon UniversityCMU Blockchain
ArgentinaCatholic University of Santa FeYnitium Blockchain Club
United StatesCity College of New YorkCCNY Crypto Club
United KingdomCity, University of LondonCity University Blockchain Society
United StatesColumbia UniversityBlockchain at Columbia
United StatesColumbia UniversityColumbia FinTech
CanadaConcordia UniversityConcordia Blockchain Club
United StatesCornell UniversityCornell Blockchain
United StatesCUNY Baruch CollegeThe CUNY Crypto Club
United StatesCUNY Brooklyn CollegeBlockchain Technologies & Cryptocurrency Club
United StatesDartmouth CollegeBlockchain at Dartmouth
United StatesDrexel UniversityDrexel Blockchain
United StatesDuke UniversityDuke Blockchain Lab
United StatesDuke UniversityDuke MBA Blockchain Club
United StatesDuquesne UniversityDuquesne Blockchain Group
United KingdomDurham UniversityDurham University FinTech Society
SwitzerlandEPFLBlockchain Student Association
SwitzerlandEPFLBlockchain Student Association
United StatesFlorida State UniversityThe Cryptocurrency Club at FSU
United StatesFordham UniversityBlockchain at Fordham
United StatesFordham UniversityFordham FinTech Network
United StatesGeorge Mason UniversityBlockchain at Mason
United StatesGeorgetown UniversityGeorgetown FinTech
United StatesGeorgia TechBlockchain & Crypto Club
United KingdomGlasgow UniversityFinTech Society
United StatesHarvard UniversityBlockchain & Crypto Club
United StatesHarvard UniversityHLS Blockchain & Fintech Initiative
United StatesHarvard UniversityHarvard Undergraduate Blockchain Group
United StatesHoward UniversityHoward University Blockchain Lab
IndiaIIITM KeralaKerala Blockchain Academy Innovation Club
United KingdomImperial College LondonBlockchain & Crypto-technologies Society
United KingdomImperial College LondonImperial FinTech
United StatesIndiana UniversityBlockchain at IU
TurkeyIstanbul Technical UniversityItuBlockchain
United StatesJohns Hopkins UniversityJHU Blockchain Club
United KingdomKing's College LondonKCL Blockchain
GhanaKNUSTKNUST Blockchain Hub
TurkeyKocaeli UniversityKocaeli University Blockchain Technology Club
United KingdomLeeds UniversityLUU Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Society
United StatesLehigh UniversityLehigh FinTech Group
United KingdomLondon School of EconomicsBlockchain at LSE
United KingdomLondon School of EconomicsLSE SU FinTech Society
United StatesLoyola University ChicagoLUC Bitcoin & Blockchain Exploration Club
TurkeyMarmara UniversityMarmara Blockchain Club
United StatesMarquette UniversityMarquette Blockchain Lab
CanadaMcGill UniversityBlockchain at McGill
United StatesMiami UniversityMiami University Blockchain Club
United StatesMichigan State UniversitySpartan Blockchain
United StatesMiddlebury CollegeMiddlebury Blockchain Club
United StatesMissouri State UniversityBlockchain Technologies Club
United StatesMITMIT Bitcoin Club
United StatesMITMIT FinTech
AustraliaMonash UniversityMonash Blockchain Alliance
United StatesMorgan State UniversityMorgan Student Blockchain Club
United StatesMount St. Mary's UniversityMount Blockchain Club
SingaporeNanyang Technological UniversityBlockchain at NTU
MexicoNational Autonomous University of MexicoUNAM Civic Innovation Lab
SingaporeNational University of SingaporeNUS FinTech Society
United StatesNew York UniversityNYU Blockchain
United StatesNortheastern UniversityBlockchain & Cryptocurrency Club
United StatesNorthwestern UniversityNU Blockchain Group
United StatesNorthwestern UniversityFinTech@Kellogg
United StatesOccidental CollegeOccidental Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Club
United StatesPenn State UniversityBlockchain@PSU
United StatesPortland State UniversityBlockchain at Portland State
United StatesPrinceton UniversityPrinceton FinTech
United StatesRice UniversityRice Blockchain
AustraliaRMITRMIT Blockchain Club
United StatesRochester Institute of TechnologyRIT Blockchain Technology Club
United KingdomRoyal Holloway, University of LondonRHUL Blockchain Society
United StatesRutgers UniversityRutgers Business School Blockchain Hub
CanadaRyerson UniversityBlockchain Ryerson
TurkeySabancı UniversitySU Blockchain Club
IranSharif University of TechnologySharif Blockchain Lab
SingaporeSingapore Management UniversitySMU Blockchain Club
United StatesSouthern Illinois UniversityBlockchain Economics Club
IndiaSRM University AP AmaravatiSRM AP Blockchain Club
United StatesStanford UniversityStanford Blockchain Club
United StatesTemple UniversityTemple BTC
FranceToulouse Business SchoolTBS Blockchain Club
ChinaTsinghua UniversityTsinghua International Blockchain Association
United StatesTufts UniversityTufts Blockchain Club
United StatesUNC CharlotteB-Tech
United StatesUNC Kenan-FlaglerBlockchain Club
United KingdomUniversity College LondonUCL FinTech Society
AustraliaUniversity of AdelaideAdelaide Blockchain
United StatesUniversity of AlabamaBlockchain Innovation Academy
CanadaUniversity of AlbertaBlockchain & Cryptoasset Association
United KingdomUniversity of BristolBlockchain Society
CanadaUniversity of British ColumbiaUBC Blockchain Club
United StatesUniversity of California, BerkeleyBlockchain at Berkeley
United StatesUniversity of California, BerkeleyHaas FinTech Club
United StatesUniversity of California, DavisBlockchain at Davis
United StatesUniversity of California, IrvineBlockchain at UCI
United StatesUniversity of California, Los AngelesBlockchain at UCLA
United StatesUniversity of California, San DiegoBlockchain at UCSD
United StatesUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraBlockchain at UCSB
United StatesUniversity of California, Santa BarbaraUCSB Cryptocurrency Investment Club
United KingdomUniversity of CambridgeCambridge Blockchain Society
United KingdomUniversity of CambridgeMetanet Society
South AfricaUniversity of Cape TownCryptocurrency & Artificial Intelligence Society
United StatesUniversity of Central FloridaAssociation of Cryptocurrency Education
United StatesUniversity of ChicagoChicago Booth FinTech
United StatesUniversity of ChicagoBooth FinTech Club
United StatesUniversity of Colorado, BoulderCU Blockchain
United StatesUniversity of DaytonThe Blockchain Club
United StatesUniversity of DelawareUniversity of Delaware Blockchain Club
United KingdomUniversity of EdinburghFinTech Society
United KingdomUniversity of ExeterExeter FinTech Society
United StatesUniversity of FloridaGator Blockchain Club
Hong KongUniversity of Hong KongHKU Blockchain Club
United StatesUniversity of IllinoisSIG Blockchain
United StatesUniversity of KansasKU Blockchain Institute
United KingdomUniversity of ManchesterBlockchainers
United StatesUniversity of MelbourneMelbourne University Blockchain Association
United StatesUniversity of MichiganBlockchain at Michigan
United StatesUniversity of MichiganWolverine Blockchain
United StatesUniversity of MichiganBlockchain Development Club
United StatesUniversity of MichiganMichigan Cryptocurrency Club
United StatesUniversity of MichiganMichigan FinTech
United StatesUniversity of MinnesotaMinnesota Cryptocurrency
United StatesUniversity of MississippiOle Miss Cryptocurrency Investors Club
United KingdomUniversity of NottinghamNottingham FinTech Society
United StatesUniversity of OklahomaCryptocurrency Club
United StatesUniversity of OregonOregon Blockchain
NorwayUniversity of OsloBlockwave Norway
United KingdomUniversity of OxfordOxford Blockchain Society
United StatesUniversity of PennsylvaniaPenn Blockchain
United StatesUniversity of PennsylvaniaWharton FinTech
AustraliaUniversity of QueenslandUQ Blockchain
United KingdomUniversity of ReadingReading Crypto & Blockchain Society
United StatesUniversity of South FloridaUSF Crypto Club
United StatesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaTrojan Cryptocurrency Investment Club
United StatesUniversity of Southern CaliforniaTrojan Blockchain Society
SwitzerlandUniversity of St. GallenData Science & Technology Club
United KingdomUniversity of StrathclydeStrathclyde FinTech Society
United KingdomUniversity of SussexFinTech & Banking Society
AustraliaUniversity of SydneyUSYD Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Society
AustraliaUniversity of Technology SydneyCryptocurrency Society
AustraliaUniversity of Technology SydneyFinTech Society
United StatesUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonMavericks Blockchain Society
United StatesUniversity of Texas at AustinTexas Blockchain
United StatesUniversity of Texas at DallasUTD Blockchain
CanadaUniversity of TorontoUT Blockchain Group
United StatesUniversity of VirginiaDarden FinTech Club
United StatesUniversity of WashingtonUW Blockchain Society
CanadaUniversity of Western OntarioIvey FinTech Club
United StatesUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonBadger Blockchain
United KingdomUniversity of YorkYork Blockchain Society
United StatesWake Forest UniversityWake FinTech
United StatesWashington University in St. LouisWU Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
United 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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