The Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), a traditional Brazilian university focused in Economics based in São Paulo has recently announced that it was about to launch the first Master’s degree course in cryptofinance in the country.
The coordinator of this new program, a professor called Ricardo Rochman, stated that cryptocurrency needed more educational resources, as it is worth discussing and being taught, but it does not have many people with expertise in this area right now.
FGV’s Cryptofinance Course To Be Launched In The Next Semester
Rochman’s plans are to launch this course on the next semester, which will begin in August. The creators cite the need for industry expertise as the main reason why the course has to be created. They claim that the students need more knowledge about this subject and that cryptocurrencies can be used for more than only market speculation.
FGV Students Form Blockchain Insper, A Start-Up/Study Group For Cryptofinance
A group of local students, concerned about the future of finances and its relation with cryptocurrencies, decided to establish a new initiative called Blockchain Insper. The students describe it as the combination of a study group and a small start-up company. The main students behind the creation of this company are Juan Perpetuo and Felipe Santos.
The main goal of the students, they explain, was to create something that could be useful for them but also for the other students of the university. The company already have 23 members and it has been studying several subjects such as finances, the fintech industry and management of blockchain business.
The group is inspired by a similar initiative by the Berkeley University and is already giving lessons and workshops for other students who are passionate about the subject as well.
The University Of São Paulo Is Also Interested In Cryptocurrencies
The Faculty of Economics and Administration of the University of São Paulo (USP), which is the biggest university in Brazil, has also shown interest in the subject of cryptocurrencies applied to finances. The subject has been taught in the Derivatives class offered by the university this semester.
In this class, the students are learning about currencies like Bitcoin and how they compare and differentiate from fiat currency. This decision was made by the professor who teaches the class, Alan de Genero. He understands that it is vital for the students to understand how these factors will be influentiatial in the economy even if they the students do not work directly with cryptocurrencies.