UC Berkeley will offer participants up to $200,000 from its X-Fund as it looks to build a blockchain ecosystem connecting resources from university departments, Silicon Valley and further afield.

University of California (UC) Berkeley is to launch a blockchain-focused accelerator, the Berkeley Blockchain Xcelerator, offering startups the opportunity to secure up to $200,000 in funding along with resources drawn from university and industry experts.
Blockchain Xcelerator will accept projects from UC Berkeley, the Silicon Valley ecosystem and further afield. It is part-sponsored by Berkeley X-Lab Fund, a VC vehicle targeting strategic investments in UC Berkeley-affiliated blockchain projects and associated emerging technologies.
The up to $200,000 sum will…

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