Growing interest in blockchain courses in Universities

Businesses, governments, hospitals and retailers are transforming operations using digital ledgers to share data, create copyrights, collect votes, and even track food, among myriad other uses. As blockchain weaves its way deeper into the world economy, more universities in the world are teaching the technology, offering more courses and expanding delivery methods.

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Some universities are starting to launch blockchain courses offering answers to those who will to fully understand how this growing system works. Here you can find a list of the top 8 universities that offer Blockchain Courses in USA and Europe.

1. New York University in USA

New York University (NYU) has become the “first” university in the U.S. to offer students a major in blockchain technology. It focuses on the application of the blockchain rather than IT coding in the blockchain.

As in 2014 New York University started offering blockchain classes, the first course opened was “The Law and Business of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies.” This course, which made its focus on the economic part of the blockchain, is still available and explains Bitcoin and other alternative payments mechanisms.

NYU students can also sign up for “Digital Currency: Revolution in Money and Payments?” This course introduces participants to digital currencies and emerging mobile payment systems.

2. Princeton University in USA

The second education center that comes to this list also takes those willing to learn blockchain to one of the most iconic Universities of the world, New Jersey’s Princeton University offers a blockchain-related course called “Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies.” This online course offered via Coursera and addresses important questions about Bitcoin.

If you are interested in knowing answers to the following questions, we recommend considering it: How does Bitcoin work? What makes Bitcoin different? How secure are your Bitcoins? How anonymous are Bitcoin users? What determines the price of Bitcoins? Can cryptocurrencies be regulated? What might the future hold?

3. Stanford University in USA

Stanford University, another main institution in America also offers a special course about blockchain called Bitcoin Engineering. It focuses on studying how to produce Bitcoin-enabled applications.

You will be able to get a grasp of a well-developed introduction to Bitcoin as well as Bitcoin enabled computing.

4. University of California-Berkeley in USA

California is a host of few major Universities of the world and an important hub for Communications and Technology-related degrees. California-Berkeley offers an open-source undergraduate cryptocurrency course for their students. At the same time, Berkeley students run organization organizes crypto meetups and host talks, developer tutorials, workshops and more.

Moreover, the organization builds side projects and conducts research using cutting-edge blockchain and crypto technologies.

5. University of Nicosia in Cyprus

The first University out of the USA can be found in a small island in the East of the Mediterranean Sea, in Cyprus, specifically in Nicosia. In fact, Nicosia is the largest independent university of Cyprus and it offers the first Master of Science degree in Digital Currency available online.

The first course in the degree “Introduction to Digital Currencies” is offered for free as an open enrolment MOOC course to anyone interested in learning about the fundamental principles of digital currency. It is taught by renowned Bitcoin experts Andreas Antonopoulos and Antonis Polemitis and includes 12 live online sessions.

6. University of Cumbria in the UK

The British are also top in Education matters, and Cumbria highlights their first institution in this list. This university launched a free Master-level online course that focuses on the future of money. During the course, students reportedly explore the assumption somewhat prevalent in the Bitcoin community that money is best understood as an asset with an intrinsic value.

7. Blockchain University in USA

Blockchain University situated in California combines robust academic instruction led by the most influential minds in the blockchain ecosystem with solution-oriented design thinking and hands-on training. The university offers blockchain technology education for developers, managers and entrepreneurs.

8. B9 Lab Academy in the UK

The last educational institution comes from the UK, B9 Lab Academy offers blockchain courses for technical executives and analysts. The courses are aimed at experienced technical stakeholders introducing everything needed to understand the technology, smart contracts and both technical and social frameworks relating to the technology.

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