Universities Look To Update Crypto Curriculum As Blockchain In College Courses Gains Momentum
Universities Look To Update Crypto Curriculum
Cryptocurrency curriculum is becoming vastly popular at universities, especially in light of the growth in the cryptocurrency job sector and the high salaries that come with it. To enter the fintech space, many university students are turning to take the growing number of courses that universities are offering.
Several universities in Scotland, the United States and Mediterranean are now offering courses concerning blockchain technology and cryptocurrency. Some courses have become so popular that there are now waiting lists as well.
David Yermacks, a professor at the New York University School of Business, was one of the first to take advantage of the schools blockchain growth by offering courses in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Since starting the courses, his lecture size has more than doubled.
According to Coinbase, 42 percent of the top fifty universities around the world offer at least one cryptocurrency and blockchain course. And, around 22 percent of universities offer more than one blockchain course. Right now, Stanford has ten classes and Cornell has nine. With more universities offering such courses, their students may have an easier time entering the fintech industry. In turn, the technology may become a more prominent point in people’s lives in the future.