Using a unique FIU Business-built blockchain, a multi-disciplinary team of FIU students captured first place in the Association for Information System’s national 2020 AIS Student Chapter Blockchain Challenge.

The national first-place victory, announced March 28, is a remarkable achievement for the four-person FIU team forced to work together remotely, and under tighter deadlines, by the COVID-19 social distancing environment. Using PantherChain, built by FIU Business leadership and faculty, they created a solution to an organic food supply chain challenge that was praised by competition judges for both its technical excellence and its usability.

“This team truly rose to the occasion,” said Hemang Subramanian, assistant professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics, who teaches and researches on blockchain and served as faculty advisor to the project. He noted that the competition included other prestigious schools with strong blockchain programs.

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