The US elite Yale University now also jumps on the blockchain train. A total of 400 million US dollars would like to invest the responsible person in the form of a fund in the crypto market. This raises the crypto interest of US educational institutions to a whole new level.

Academic institutions around the world are now using blockchain technology. In summer schools and regular seminars, courses on the functioning of Blockchain or even investing in crypto currencies are offered. Even crypto projects themselves are taking money to invest in education in the crypto sector. In addition, some universities are already using blockchain technology to store certificates and certificates.

Crypto investments for diversification

With Yale University, one of the world’s leading universities, an elite university is now entering the crypto sector. As reported by the news portal Bloomberg, the Yale executives are investing in the Paradigm crypto fund. Thanks in part to the support of this major investor, the fund manages to raise more than $ 400 million in total.

The Paradigm Fund was launched by Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam. It is supported by ex-Sequoia Capital partner Matt Huang and ex-Pantera Capital employee Charles Noyes – concentrated investment know-how. Paradigm will invest primarily in small, emerging startups operating in the blockchain and crypto areas. Through its investment in the funds, Yale finances innovative crypto start-ups around the world.

Yale: reserves of $ 30 billion

So far, Yale has kept silent about the scope of the investment. However, it is known that the Yale University Endowment, the fund of the University, comprises about 30 billion US dollars. He is the largest fund of an academic institution worldwide after the Harvard Endowment. For the year 2019 also about 60 percent of all investments of the Yale University are intended for alternative investments.

Yale is the first major US university to invest heavily in cryptocurrency. That this investment still happens indirectly through a fund also shows how much institutional investors are still shying away from direct entry into the crypto market.

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