Cryptocurrency-related courses have been added to the curricula of the University of Cincinnati (UC) Ohio, the programs will teach students about Bitcoin and other digital assets.
According to a Wednesday UC News article, UC is actually developing two new programs that will instruct students about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and cutting-edge financial technologies.
According to the sources, Dan Kautz and Woody (Woody) Uible are funding the programs, which will be delivered through the UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. The money also went toward building the new Digital Future headquarters’ public-private lab space, which is scheduled to open later in 2022.
Dean Marianne Lewis, Ph.D., announced the inauguration of this program and added that students will be able to gain practical, hands-on training in the brand-new subject of financial technology.
“Our students will learn how to manage cryptocurrencies and how such digital assets impact our economy, positioning UC as the regional leader and among the top universities nationally with this kind of program.”
Crypto education adoption grows
Since the new financial frontier enables people all around the world to produce, develop, make income, and flourish, education on cryptocurrency has grown in popularity recently, especially among underprivileged communities.
The Bitcoin Academy, a program that teaches individuals about cryptocurrencies for the residents of Mary Houses in Brooklyn, New York, where Jay-Z grew up, has been funded through a partnership between Jay-Z and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey to help such communities take advantage of new opportunities.
The blockchain and cryptocurrency mania has also attracted the attention of other prestigious universities. For instance, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), known for its innovative research and rigorous academic program, is a leader in blockchain technology and approaches the decentralized ecosystem from a research-first perspective.
With over 200 members, Harvard boasts a thriving blockchain student network. There are weekly “Crypto 101” discussions and a campus incubator where students can create and grow their bitcoin projects.