150+ University Blockchain Clubs

Last updated on October 18, 2020

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
Aberdeen UniversityFinTech & Blockchain Club
Arizona State UniversityBlockchain Innovation Society
Bahçeşehir UniversityBlockchain Technologies Club
BITS Pilani, Goa CampusBlockchain Club BITS Goa
Boston CollegeCryptocurrency Club of Boston College
Boston UniversityBoston University Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Club
Boston UniversityBU FinTech Club
Brown UniversityBlockchain at Brown
California State University, NorthridgeCSUN Blockchain Society
Carleton UniversityCarleton Cryptocurrency Club
Carnegie Mellon UniversityCMU Blockchain
Catholic University of Santa FeYnitium Blockchain Club
City College of New YorkCCNY Crypto Club
City, University of LondonCity University Blockchain Society
Columbia UniversityBlockchain at Columbia
Columbia UniversityColumbia FinTech
Concordia UniversityConcordia Blockchain Club
Cornell UniversityCornell Blockchain
CUNY Baruch CollegeThe CUNY Crypto Club
CUNY Brooklyn CollegeBlockchain Technologies & Cryptocurrency Club
Dartmouth CollegeBlockchain at Dartmouth
Drexel UniversityDrexel Blockchain
Duke UniversityDuke Blockchain Lab
Duke UniversityDuke MBA Blockchain Club
Duquesne UniversityDuquesne Blockchain Group
Durham UniversityDurham University FinTech Society
EPFLBlockchain Student Association
EPFLBlockchain Student Association
Florida State UniversityThe Cryptocurrency Club at FSU
Fordham UniversityBlockchain at Fordham
Fordham UniversityFordham FinTech Network
George Mason UniversityBlockchain at Mason
Georgetown UniversityGeorgetown FinTech
Georgia TechBlockchain & Crypto Club
Glasgow UniversityFinTech Society
Harvard UniversityBlockchain & Crypto Club
Harvard UniversityHLS Blockchain & Fintech Initiative
Harvard UniversityHarvard Undergraduate Blockchain Group
Howard UniversityHoward University Blockchain Lab
IIITM KeralaKerala Blockchain Academy Innovation Club
Imperial College LondonBlockchain & Crypto-technologies Society
Imperial College LondonImperial FinTech
Indiana UniversityBlockchain at IU
Istanbul Technical UniversityItuBlockchain
Johns Hopkins UniversityJHU Blockchain Club
King's College LondonKCL Blockchain
KNUSTKNUST Blockchain Hub
Kocaeli UniversityKocaeli University Blockchain Technology Club
Leeds UniversityLUU Cryptocurrency & Blockchain Society
Lehigh UniversityLehigh FinTech Group
London School of EconomicsBlockchain at LSE
London School of EconomicsLSE SU FinTech Society
Loyola University ChicagoLUC Bitcoin & Blockchain Exploration Club
Marmara UniversityMarmara Blockchain Club
Marquette UniversityMarquette Blockchain Lab
McGill UniversityBlockchain at McGill
Miami UniversityMiami University Blockchain Club
Michigan State UniversitySpartan Blockchain
Middlebury CollegeMiddlebury Blockchain Club
Missouri State UniversityBlockchain Technologies Club
MITMIT Bitcoin Club
Monash UniversityMonash Blockchain Alliance
Morgan State UniversityMorgan Student Blockchain Club
Mount St. Mary's UniversityMount Blockchain Club
Nanyang Technological UniversityBlockchain at NTU
National Autonomous University of MexicoUNAM Civic Innovation Lab
National University of SingaporeNUS FinTech Society
New York UniversityNYU Blockchain
Northeastern UniversityBlockchain & Cryptocurrency Club
Northwestern UniversityNU Blockchain Group
Northwestern UniversityFinTech@Kellogg
Occidental CollegeOccidental Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Club
Penn State UniversityBlockchain@PSU
Portland State UniversityBlockchain at Portland State
Princeton UniversityPrinceton FinTech
Rice UniversityRice Blockchain
RMITRMIT Blockchain Club
Rochester Institute of TechnologyRIT Blockchain Technology Club
Royal Holloway, University of LondonRHUL Blockchain Society
Rutgers UniversityRutgers Business School Blockchain Hub
Ryerson UniversityBlockchain Ryerson
Sabancı University SU Blockchain Club
Sharif University of TechnologySharif Blockchain Lab
Singapore Management UniversitySMU Blockchain Club
Southern Illinois UniversityBlockchain Economics Club
SRM University AP AmaravatiSRM AP Blockchain Club
Stanford UniversityStanford Blockchain Club
Temple UniversityTemple BTC
Toulouse Business SchoolTBS Blockchain Club
Tsinghua UniversityTsinghua International Blockchain Association
Tufts UniversityTufts Blockchain Club
UNC CharlotteB-Tech
UNC Kenan-FlaglerBlockchain Club
University College LondonUCL FinTech Society
University of AdelaideAdelaide Blockchain
University of AlabamaBlockchain Innovation Academy
University of AlbertaBlockchain & Cryptoasset Association
University of BristolBlockchain Society
University of British ColumbiaUBC Blockchain Club
University of California, BerkeleyBlockchain at Berkeley
University of California, BerkeleyHaas FinTech Club
University of California, DavisBlockchain at Davis
University of California, IrvineBlockchain at UCI
University of California, Los AngelesBlockchain at UCLA
University of California, San DiegoBlockchain at UCSD
University of California, Santa BarbaraBlockchain at UCSB
University of California, Santa BarbaraUCSB Cryptocurrency Investment Club
University of CambridgeCambridge Blockchain Society
University of CambridgeMetanet Society
University of Cape Town Cryptocurrency & Artificial Intelligence Society
University of Central FloridaAssociation of Cryptocurrency Education
University of ChicagoChicago Booth FinTech
University of ChicagoBooth FinTech Club
University of Colorado, BoulderCU Blockchain
University of DaytonThe Blockchain Club
University of DelawareUniversity of Delaware Blockchain Club
University of Edinburgh FinTech Society
University of ExeterExeter FinTech Society
University of FloridaGator Blockchain Club
University of Hong KongHKU Blockchain Club
University of IllinoisSIG Blockchain
University of KansasKU Blockchain Institute
University of ManchesterBlockchainers
University of MelbourneMelbourne University Blockchain Association
University of MichiganBlockchain at Michigan
University of MichiganWolverine Blockchain
University of MichiganBlockchain Development Club
University of MichiganMichigan Cryptocurrency Club
University of MichiganMichigan FinTech
University of MinnesotaMinnesota Cryptocurrency
University of MississippiOle Miss Cryptocurrency Investors Club
University of NottinghamNottingham FinTech Society
University of OklahomaCryptocurrency Club
University of OregonOregon Blockchain
University of OsloBlockwave Norway
University of OxfordOxford Blockchain Society
University of PennsylvaniaPenn Blockchain
University of PennsylvaniaWharton FinTech
University of QueenslandUQ Blockchain
University of ReadingReading Crypto & Blockchain Society
University of South FloridaUSF Crypto Club
University of Southern CaliforniaTrojan Cryptocurrency Investment Club
University of Southern CaliforniaTrojan Blockchain Society
University of St. GallenData Science & Technology Club
University of StrathclydeStrathclyde FinTech Society
University of SussexFinTech & Banking Society
University of SydneyUSYD Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Society
University of Technology SydneyCryptocurrency Society
University of Technology SydneyFinTech Society
University of Texas at ArlingtonMavericks Blockchain Society
University of Texas at AustinTexas Blockchain
University of Texas at DallasUTD Blockchain
University of TorontoUT Blockchain Group
University of VirginiaDarden FinTech Club
University of WashingtonUW Blockchain Society
University of Western OntarioIvey FinTech Club
University of Wisconsin-MadisonBadger Blockchain
University of YorkYork Blockchain Society
Wake Forest UniversityWake FinTech
Washington University in St. LouisWU Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Yale 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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