Academic institutions are paying close attention to cryptocurrencies as they gain popularity as a substitute for traditional assets. Even cryptocurrency-related courses have been added to the curricula at Ohio’s University of Cincinnati (UC).
According to a Wednesday UC News article, UC is actually developing two new programmes that will instruct students about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and cutting-edge financial technologies.
According to the reports, Dan Kautz and Woody (Woody) Uible are funding the projects, which will be delivered through the UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. The money also went toward building the new Digital Future headquarters’ public-private lab space, which is scheduled to open later in 2022.
Since the new financial frontier enables people all over the world to create, innovate, generate income, and prosper, education about cryptocurrencies has grown in popularity recently, especially among marginalised communities. The Bitcoin Academy, a course on cryptocurrencies for Mary Houses residents in Brooklyn, New York, where Jay-Z grew up, has been funded by a partnership between Jay-Z and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey to help these communities take advantage of these opportunities.
The blockchain and cryptocurrency craze has also attracted the attention of other prestigious universities. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, for instance (MIT). MIT is well known for its innovative research and rigorous academic programme. It is also a leader in blockchain technology, prioritising research in the decentralised ecosystem.
With over 200 members, Harvard has a thriving blockchain student network. There are weekly “Crypto 101” discussions and a campus incubator where students can create and grow their cryptocurrency projects.