U-M FinTech Collaboratory
In 2018, the Center, along with its U-M partners at the Ford School for Public Policy – Center on Finance, Law and Policy and the Ross School of Business – FinTech Initiative was founded with support from Ripple-UBRI (University Blockchain Research Initiative) to develop product innovations related to cryptocurrencies and digital payments.
The U-M FinTech Collaboratory focuses on the development of an educational, research and outreach ecosystem to build capacity and strength, and develop the digital fintech workforce of the future for a wide range of societal applications such as financial inclusion, public infrastructure funding, and supply chain management.
Student leadership such as Blockchain at Michigan and community outreach and engagement programs such as the Center of Finance Law and Policy’s Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneur Project (DNEP) focus on peer-to-peer student training to build decentralized applications (Dapps) and finding fintech solutions for small business owners. A recent podcast interview of Ishaan Hiranandani with UBRI on the power of DeFi is available here