= "INITIATIVE FOR CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND CONTRACTS"
URL = http://www.initc3.org/
"Cryptocurrencies and smart contracts are maturing into a rich spectrum of new financial instruments and business tools, and blending finance with computer science in unprecedented ways. IC3 aims to meet the cryptocurrency community’s growing need for scientific leadership in cryptography, programming languages, and distributed systems that will foster impactful innovations with rigorous foundations. By working directly with experts in finance, through outreach to financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and regulators, and by favoring considered exploration over wildcat system building, IC3 will develop practical tools and technologies that balance security and privacy, meet the needs of mainstream consumers and the financial industry, and promote social good.
IC3 is an initiative of faculty members at Cornell University, Cornell Tech, and UC Berkeley. It's based at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech in NYC. "