Kakao Clayton is working with leading research institutes to conduct a blockchain research program. Clayton is a blockchain project created by Ground X, a Kakao affiliate.

Seo Sang-min, chairman of the Clayton Foundation, made a keynote speech at Korea Blockchain Week 2022 (KBW2022) on the 8th and announced, “We will launch the Blockchain Research Center (BRC) program with the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).”

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BRC is a virtual research institute that aims to conduct state-of-the-art research on blockchain technology, strengthen blockchain function, and support industrial growth. Kakao Clayton held a BRC contest through the Research Fund (KIR), and 62 research institutes from 11 countries created seven consortiums and competed, and the NUS-KAIST consortium was finally selected.

According to Coindesk’s 2021 blockchain university rankings, NUS and KAIST ranked first and 26th, respectively, in the top 30 out of 230 universities around the world. In particular, NUS is said to have expanded its blockchain research ecosystem abundantly, including several blockchain research centers, partnerships, conferences, and master’s programs in digital finance technology.

The NUS-KAIST consortium is led by Dr. Kang Min-seok of KAIST and Professor Pratek Saxena. Dr. Kang said, “It will be important to cross various ideas to promote blockchain technology.” “We are happy to develop global discourse on blockchain,” said Professor Sexena.

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