Crypto Education: A Growing Trend
10 years ago, it was hard to believe that colleges and universities would offer something as innovative as courses on blockchain and crypto. Yet this has become our reality. With the popularization of the Internet, crypto education opportunities multiplied.
Considering the rising interest, the world’s higher education institutions are now offering more and more courses, also online programmes, around blockchain and crypto to meet the growing market demand.
Top universities offering blockchain and crypto courses
What are the world’s top universities that have students flocking to cryptocurrency and blockchain classes?
Among the world’s best ones, you will find Stanford University, Harvard University, and New York University in the US; the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich in Switzerland; Cyprus’ University of Nicosia in Cyprus; the University of Cumbria in the UK; the University of Edinburgh, .and the IT University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
By the way, did you know that it was the University of Nicosia in Cyprus to offer the world’s first MSc in Digital Currency?
There’s more in the US than meets the eye
It seems that the US offers the most schooling opportunities for those who live and breathe cryptos, looking to establish a career in the blockchain industry.
At Johns Hopkins University, you can take a business course on blockchain that teaches students about its security features and, according to the course catalog, “the potential benefits and weaknesses of its fundamental structure as applied to businesses and organizations”.
Princeton offers you an information-security class with an emphasis on secure computing systems, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and related issues.
Cornell beats its competitors, offering the highest number of classes on cryptography, cryptocurrency, or blockchain – a total of 28 courses – including “Anthropology of Money” and “Introduction to Blockchains, Cryptocurrencies, and Smart Contracts”.
Distance learning? You could do that!
Sure, not everyone can afford moving to the US to pursue blockchain school education, but, hey, the good news is that The London School of Economics recently started offering a six-week online course on cryptocurrencies called “Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption”.
Blockchain has even managed to go down under if you know what we mean. This year, the Melbourne-based public research university RMIT launched the country’s first dedicated online course on blockchain technology.
Online blockchain and crypto academies are not only insightful, but also fun to join. Some of them are free, whereas others will charge you for the lessons. Point is, online academies are perfect to learn blockchain technology with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.
Such courses are always interactive and include practical tasks, which means that you can actually apply your knowledge, not just forget everything you’ve just read or heard.
Have you heard that CoinMetro is soon to launch its Crypto Academy that will be a complete blast? Our users will get a chance to learn through audio and video, and to take tests before moving on to the next chapter.
It’s not available just yet, but you can sign up to a free CoinMetro account and receive a notification when the Crypto Academy opens its doors!
Summing it up
Blockchain has clearly beaten all the skeptics and found steady application in many areas of our lives, up to the point where blockchain and bitcoin jobs are becoming increasingly popular on LinkedIn.
The CoinMetro Team