More universities add blockchain to course lists

In recent months, there has been a surge in the demand for blockchain professionals. Recognising this opportunity, several universities have added blockchain studies to their fields of study to tailor their educational offerings to these new developments in the job market, writes Alex Lielacher for Bitcoin Magazine.

The University of Edinburgh recently announced the launch of a blockchain technology laboratory within its School of Informatics through a collaboration with technology start-up Input Output Hong Kong or IOHK. It joins a small but growing list of educational institutions that are including courses on blockchain technology in their curricula.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in the process of developing a course on the subject matter, while the University of Nicosia in the Republic of Cyprus is offering the world’s first MSc in digital currency. The masters degree covers all key areas of digital currencies such as regulation, cryptography and blockchain technology applications. Students can even pay the tuition fees for the degree in bitcoin. There are also a number of online courses created to cater to the rising demand.
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