Blockchain and digital currency maker XRP Ripple has announced that its Blockchain (UBRI) research initiative has joined Japanese higher education institutions. Along with the University of Kyoto and Tokyo, the initiative is currently 33 strong.

UBRI aims to continue academic research on blockchain technology. Ripley hopes to combine tomorrow’s developers and computer science with the knowledge needed to support the vision of a future digital economy.

Ripple distribution in Japanese blockchain education through UBRI
According to a Ripley press release, the Office Blockchain University research initiative has recently expanded to Japan. The organization’s recent partnership, the University of Kyoto and the University of Tokyo, are the first higher education institutions to join the group in the country.
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The publication states that UBRI’s recent partners are already partnering with Ripley at all levels of research. The Kyoto University Graduate School of Integrated Human Rescue Studies has seminars and fundraising for research projects that discuss the use of blockchain in the treatment of various global issues. It is related to diverse fields of study, such as engineering, business and public policy.

Specific topics explored include how blockchain can update current transmission services, IDP systems, and supply chain management.