Top 50 Universities in the World are Offering Crypto and Blockchain Classes

By Robin Wong | August 31, 2019

Researchers of Coinbase have found that 56% of top 50 universities of the world are offering blockchain or crypto classes.

Compared to the percentage last year, which was 42%, the new figure indicates that academic industry is having more interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency. 

Additionally, Coinbase also partnered with the survey site Qriously to find if students were keen on learning crypto and blockchain coursework or not. The result was 6% uptick than last year, which was 28%. Notably, compared to 2018, twice as many university students decided to actually enroll in crypto or blockchain class.

Beside academic courses, Coinbase also found that 41 of the 50 universities had crypto or blockchain groups which were ran by students. The exchange noted “This interest in studying crypto at colleges and universities speaks volumes about the future of money.”

Recently, a new online course – focused on financial technologies and cryptocurrency particularly – has been reportedly announced by The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Earlier, Ken Weber –  social impact director for Ripple – has encouraged universities across the globe to put in extensive efforts to introduced blockchain and crypto assets-focused courses.

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