Blockchain has the potential to touch every aspect of our daily lives by enabling individuals and companies across the globe to operate with a newfound level of trust and confidence.
Beyond the lack of general awareness surrounding Blockchain, university students already interested in the subject have scarce educational. BAF addresses the hurdles to blockchain mass adoption by inspiring and educating its next generation of leaders and users.
The Blockchain Acceleration Foundation (BAF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization composed of students, professors, blockchain advocates, and interested citizens who are committed to the mass adoption of cryptocurrency and user-owned internet.
BAF sees blockchain education as an onramp to adoption, and aims to educate members by building university curriculums, hosting conferences, and offering free online courses and recorded infosessions.
We source donations to launch university-accredited blockchain courses, host engaging educational and networking events, run hackathons and conferences, increase collaboration between academic researchers, and ensure the next generation of blockchain experts know how to navigate this rapidly changing industry.
BAF connects people to each other, and to the resources, opportunities, and organizations they need to understand and contribute to the blockchain space.
BAF is uniquely positioned as a nonprofit benefitting student blockchain organizations, and thus far has partnered with nine universities across California and Mexico.
We see diversity and inclusivity as a competitive edge and a key enabler. For mass adoption to occur, we need people from all races, genders, ethnicities, income levels, and geographies to build decentralized applications designed for everyone. Despite blockchains' inherent borderless and non-discriminatory nature, the industry is largely dominated by men. We are committed to working with people from all backgrounds to expand economic inclusion and democracy.
Our team holds reputation and project ownership to an incredibly high standard. Through team meetings and collaborative initiatives, we hold each other accountable to ensure the highest quality of work and commitment to personal growth.
We believe high-quality human capital is the most valuable resource. Since our university-affiliated blockchain clubs are all doing similar work, it is most advantageous for everyone to share best practices and industry contacts for our wide variety of events. It is imperative for us to work together to achieve blockchain adoption.
Proactive optimism is a prerequisite to conquer the most significant challenges that threaten society and our beautiful planet. We take a data-driven and objective approach to bettering ourselves so we can contribute the most to our greater communities.
Founder & President
Founder, Cleveland State University Blockchain
ZK Research Engineer at Proxima Labs
Founder, Blockchain at San Diego
Assistant Professor at Northeastern University
President at Meliora Blockchain
Pres. Cambridge Blockchain
President of Vanderbilt Blockchain
Vice President, University of North Florida Blockchain
Former President, Blockchain at Cal Poly
Co President, The Blockchain Collaborative at Baylor Univ.
Leader at Carnegie Mellon University Blockchain Club
Founder & Managing Director
Growth & Project Management
Head of Operations
Strategy and Content
Academic Events Coordinator
Accounting & Finance
Research & Development
Creator of the GNU Bash Shell
Founder of Dystopia Labs
Director of Expo Lab at UC Davis
Cryptography researcher and Ph.D student at Stanford
Director of BlockLab at the San Diego Supercomputer Center
Baker Hostetler LLP.
Head of Gaming at Algorand