UD Senior Works with Cyber Professor to Launch WildChain

By Megan Wagner, MH ’16

Computer science major Clarissa Skipworth, BA ’22, interned with Associate Professor of Cybersecurity Renita Murimi, Ph.D., CISSP, as they launched the blockchain company WildChain. Using blockchain technology, they are aiding global conservation efforts. We wanted to learn more about Skipworth’s unique opportunity and what she’s learned on the job.   

How did you choose computer science as a major? What are your other academic areas of interest? 

I remained undeclared for my first year at UD while I took a lot of Core and some upper-level STEM classes to help me discern my major. I was torn between my passion for languages and the appeal of mathematical logic. I tried out computer science in my second year, and proceeded to adopt it as my major when I realized it was the intersection of these two passions: a way of communicating logic through programming languages.

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New Education Center Dedicated to Anne Frank Debuts in South Carolina | Smart News

Every year, more than 1.2 million people visit the Anne Frank House, an Amsterdam museum housed in the building where the young Jewish diarist hid from the Nazis during World War II.

Confined to a small space for two long years, the teenaged Frank carefully recorded her thoughts, ambitions and everyday experiences in a checkered diary. She lived under constant threat of discovery until August 4, 1944, when German forces discovered her hiding place and arrested its eight inhabitants. Aside from Frank’s father, Otto, all of the people living in the Secret Annex were murdered in Nazi concentration camps before the war’s end.

The Anne Frank House has preserved its namesake’s story since opening to the public in 1960. Now, reports Adam Benson for the Post and Courier, the Dutch museum is expanding its reach by opening a new branch on the University of South Carolina’s (USC)

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BotW Glitch YouTuber Proves There Are New Ways To Break Game

Revali, Breath of the Wild's bird-man champion looks back at the camera as he takes flight.

Screenshot: Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the greatest game ever made (according to me, Renata), is driven by dozens of interlocking systems and physics interactions. It is a modern marvel of craft and design. Which also means that it breaks in some pretty tremendous ways when you push those interlocking systems to do things they do not want to do. All of this is on incredible display in the glitch showcase released by BotW YouTuber Kleric yesterday, which ends with Link “pickup smuggling,” a very recently discovered glitch that allows Link to attach objects like birds to his hand. Bird-hand fusion, as we all know, is the peak of human evolution, not yet achieved by us petty fools in the real world.

In the four years since its release, Breath of the Wild has been pored over by thousands of enthusiasts, speedrunners, and glitch hunters.

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Riskalyze Fintech Report Card: August 2021

Onramp Announces $6 Million Seed Funding

What Happened: Cryptocurrency education platform and integration-as-a-service provider Onramp Invest announced that it raised $6 million in seed funding. Investors include Ritholtz Wealth Management, WisdomTree, Coinbase Ventures, Gemini Frontier Fund, Eterna Capital, Fox Ventures, Galaxy Digital and Galaxy Fund Management. 

Why It Matters: It’s super exciting to see the passion and commitment that CEO Tyrone Ross brings to the job rewarded with a great capital raise for this up-and-coming firm. Onramp is building a fascinating set of education and management tools to try to capture “first-mover” position among advisors intrigued with crypto. Has Onramp caught this wave at just the right timing? We’re excited to watch their progress.

Disclosure: Onramp Invest is an upcoming Riskalyze integration partner.

Wealthfront Adds Crypto Options for Clients

What Happened: Wealthfront announced it will add two cryptocurrency trusts, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust and Grayscale Ethereum Trust, to its customizable

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