Coinbase, the world’s biggest crypto exchange, has set up an Institute of Cryptology with Jack Dorsey’s Square (now Block) and investment firm Paradigm.
The established “crypto native think tank” in an attempt to help shape the worldwide discourse over digital asset policy.
The institute aims to engage governments, regulatory agencies, and policymakers on crypto regulation. It hasn’t singled out specific policies to advocate for but will publish more original research that “will provide the public, policymakers, regulators, and academics with a better understanding of crypto’s diversity”.
The institute will be used to examine key issues in the crypto industry. It will also publish research on topics such as energy usage of blockchains and sentiment towards digital assets.
The institute will be backed by academics from top universities such as Harvard, MIT, Duke, and John Hopkins with an academic partnership with the University of Michigan.