Distributed Credit Chain and Oxford Saïd Business School Establish Academic Partnership to Cultivate Blockchain Research

Distributed Credit Chain and Oxford Saïd Business School Establish Academic Partnership

Founder and CEO of Distributed Credit Chain and Oxford Alumnus Stewie Zhu Makes Donation to Launch Fintech Fellowship

Stewie Zhu, an alumnus of the Oxford MSc in Financial Economics (2009) and founder and CEO of Distributed Credit Chain (DCC), has collaborated with Oxford Saïd to create the DCC Career Development Fellow, a new fellowship position, which will be funded by a donation from DCC. The fellowship will undertake research to produce insights into the fintech sector, which will specifically focus on the regulation and governance of cryptocurrency and the application of blockchain technology in the banking and finance industry. The Career Development Fellow’s work will be supervised by Alan Morrison, Professor of Law and Finance at Saïd Business School.

Founded by Mr. Zhu, Distributed Credit Chain is the world’s first public distributed banking blockchain platform, and its goal is to establish a decentralised ecosystem for financial service providers around the world. By empowering credit with blockchain technology and returning ownership of data to individuals, DCC and Mr. Zhu intend to create a more inclusive financial system, which could transform financial outcomes across the world.

A serial entrepreneur in the internet and fintech industry, Mr. Zhu was CEO of leading Chinese SaaS financial technology company TN Tech before he founded DCC.

Mr Zhu commented: “I am thrilled to form a partnership with Saïd Business School of Oxford University and launch this blockchain research fellowship that will help in truly shaping the future of how we apply this technology in banking and finance. Oxford gave me a solid foundation to pursue my goals as an entrepreneur and now on behalf of the team at DCC, it is our time to give back to the next generation of innovators that will use this program to advance us further into a globally inclusive financial world.”

Peter Tufano, Dean of Saïd Business School, commented: “New technologies such as blockchain and cryptocurrencies are transforming the way we interact with finance. It is vital that we understand the impact of these changes while exploring how the regulatory and governance environment can adapt to them. Mr. Zhu’s generous donation will ensure that Saïd Business School is at the forefront of fintech research.”

About Distributed Credit Chain

Distributed Credit Chain (DCC) is the world’s first banking ecosystem built on a public blockchain. DCC’s mission is to develop global financial inclusivity by empowering individuals to own and use their credit with blockchain technology. Further, DCC aims to establish a decentralized banking ecosystem for financial service providers around the world. For more information, please visit www.dcc.finance.

About Stewie Zhu

Mr. Zhu is a serial entrepreneur in the internet and fintech industry and scholar with multiple advanced degrees from the world’s most prestigious universities. Before founding Distributed Credit Chain, Mr. Zhu was CEO of TN Tech, a leading SaaS financial technology company in China, where he led a team to develop internet-based credit systems for over a dozen of trusts with multibillion USD annual loan facilitation amount. Mr. Zhu was a Ph.D. candidate in Finance at The London School of Economics and Political Science with research focus on finance and game theory. Mr. Zhu also holds Master of Science degree in Financial Economics from Oxford University, Master of Science degree in Statistics from Yale University, and Master of Arts degree in Statistic as well as bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Nanjing University.

About Saïd Business School

Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford blends the best of new and old. We are a vibrant and innovative business school, but yet deeply embedded in an 800 year old world-class university. We create programmes and ideas that have global impact. We educate people for successful business careers, and as a community seek to tackle world-scale problems. We deliver cutting-edge programmes and ground-breaking research that transform individuals, organisations, business practice, and society. We seek to be a world-class business school community, embedded in a world-class University, tackling world-scale problems.

In the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (Jan 2018) Oxford Saïd is ranked 3rd in the UK, 8th in Europe and 27th globally. It is ranked 1st in the UK and 4th worldwide in the FT’s ranking of open enrolment programmes (May 2017) and 3rd globally for aims achieved in the FT ranking of MBA programmes (Jan 2018). The MBA is ranked 4th in Businessweek’s full-time MBA ranking outside the USA (Dec 2017) and is ranked 5th among the top non-US Business Schools by Forbes magazine (Sep 2015). The Executive MBA is ranked 2ndworldwide in the Economist’s Executive MBA ranking (Sep 2015) and 9th worldwide in the FT’s ranking of EMBAs (Oct 2017). The Oxford MSc in Financial Economics is ranked 11th in the world in the FT ranking of Masters in Finance programmes (Jun 2017). In the UK university league tables it is ranked first of all UK universities for undergraduate business and management in The Guardian (May 2017) and 1st in The Times (Sept 2017). For more information, see the web.

Company name: Distributed Credit Chain

Company site: www.dcc.finance

Company contacts: Diane Imas diane@dcc.finance

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