Educational institutions are paying attention to crypto since it is gaining widespread acceptability as a replacement for traditional assets. It’s a good example of a university in the United States developing courses in cryptography and incorporating them into its curriculum.
On Wednesday, UC Media says that the university is working on a number of unique projects that would educate students about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and other emerging financial technology. The initiatives are being funded by Woody Uible and Dan Kautz, according to the reports. With this money, Digital Future will be able to expand its public-private lab area at its upcoming headquarters (which are expected to open later this year).
Dean Marianne Lewis (a Ph.D.) revealed that students will be able to gain practical experience in the unique area of financial technology following its introduction. As a result of this endeavor, UC will be ranked among the top regional colleges for teaching crypto management and the economic impact of digital assets in general.
It has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among underprivileged communities because it provides people with the opportunity to grow, make money, and become affluent. The Bitcoin Academy (a project for Brooklyn-based Mary Houses in New York – the native place of Jay-Z) will teach people about cryptocurrency as part of a partnership between Jack Dorsey (co-founder of Twitter) and Jay-Z.
Other well-known institutions of higher learning are also attempting to join the crypto and blockchain boom. For example, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is widely recognized not only for the exceptional research it conducts but also for the academic program it offers. In addition, MIT is a leader when it comes to the technology behind blockchains. In light of the decentralized nature of the environment, the university has adopted a research-first stance.
One such moniker for Harvard is the home of a burgeoning student blockchain network with over 200 members. There are weekly conversations held inside the particular network, and there is also an incubator located on campus, which gives students the opportunity to build and expand crypto enterprises associated with the network.