Applying Blockchain to the HBW Project

The History of Black Writing project is an excellent example where an internationally renowned source for information converted from a distributed online database to a blockchain.

In a podcast produced by Ripple, the spotlight is a conversation with English Professor Ayesha Hardison, the Director of the History of Black Writing, and Engineering Professor Drew Davidson, who implemented the technology. They explore this unique collaboration between University of Kansas faculty that resulted in applying blockchain to better expose students, instructors and audiences to reading literature by Black authors and further building the community to engage in dialogue about the history and future of the books, recovery and preservation.