Ledger donates digital asset security to the University of Cincinnati
Donation benefits Kautz-Uible Cryptoeconomics Lab at UC Digital Futures
A recent gift from Ledger, a global platform for digital assets, will benefit students and research at the University of Cincinnati. Ledger has donated the use of its Enterprise Platform, a cutting-edge digital asset security solution that will enhance the university’s technological capabilities in the cryptoeconomics area. This generous donation supports student learning at the Kautz-Uible Cryptoeconomics Lab at the Digital Futures building.
“Crypto is still a nascent space that’s ripe for innovation, and we believe it’s essential to support the growth of the next wave of innovators, as well as those educating them,” said Ledger Vice President of Enterprise Revenue Sebastien Badault. “We’re proud to donate the use of our best-in-class technology to the University of Cincinnati so they can do just that - we can’t wait to see how future classes impact our space.”
Ledger Enterprise Platform is renowned for its rigorous security measures, protecting digital assets from cyber threats while facilitating easy access and management for authorized users. This gift supports UC’s commitment to staying at the forefront of technology and digital innovation.
“On behalf of everyone at Digital Futures, I would like to thank Ledger for their generous gift and am excited to see how the cryptoeconomics lab harnesses this cutting edge technology to augment their impactful research,” said UC Vice President of Research Pat Limbach. “The expansion of the capabilities of the lab will help UC to attract and retain top talent in the field. Gifts like the donation from Ledger help us to meet our Research2030 goals as we seek to cultivate and grow programs of excellence.”
The university’s adoption of the Enterprise Platform also resulted in the gift of digital artwork from an alumnus. Created by Rafik Anadol, "The Exposition" is AI-generated digital art. By using Ledger’s multi-authorization digital asset wallet management tool, UC ensures that digital assets like this piece are protected from external threats and governed by meticulous internal access protocols.
In collaboration with this donation, Fifth Third Bank is providing an off-site location for the secure backup of digital assets. This strategic partnership showcases how higher education and the financial sector can collaborate to foster innovation, ensuring that Cincinnati remains a hub for financial technology and education.
We’re proud to donate the use of our best-in-class technology to the University of Cincinnati — we can’t wait to see how future classes impact our space.
Sebastien Badault Ledger Vice President of Enterprise Revenue
"We are immensely grateful for this donation," said Michael Jones, PhD, director of the Kautz-Uible Cryptoeconomics Lab. “With rapid changes in technology, it's crucial that we provide our students and faculty with state-of-the-art tools and infrastructure. This system will enhance our research and offer hands-on experience to our students by preparing them for the future digital economy.”
Featured image at top: Kautz-Uible Crytoeconomics Lab at UC Digital Futures. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Marketing + Brand
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