One of the U.K.’s top universities, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), has joined Hedera Hashgraph as a member of its governing council.
- The LSE becomes the 39th organization to join the Hedera Council and the second higher-education institution, following the University College London in May 2020.
- Hedera Hashgraph is a blockchain-like public ledger aiming to build and support applications for the decentralized economy at an enterprise-grade scale. Existing members also include Google, IBM and Deutsche Telekom.
- Like its fellow council members, the LSE will run a Hedera network node, according to an announcement Thursday.
- The LSE said it has joined Hedera to advance its research in the field of blockchain and will offer opportunities to students related to hackathons, thought leadership and research opportunities.