One of the ways to determine how much interest there is in blockchain and cryptocurrency is not just buying pressure or money flow, but also determining how interested younger adults are in learning about cryptocurrency and blockchain. Despite the fact that 2018 was bearish in terms of markets, there has been more adoption in the educational sector regarding blockchain and cryptocurrency than ever before.
There are now universities all around the world that offer some kind of educational course regarding the sector. It’s also important to note that some of these colleges and universities are considered some of the most prestigious in the world. That trend is certainly continuing, as the well-known Princeton University is starting up a previous course focusing on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency that it previously offered.
About The Course
The course is designed for those who might be new to the entire space, and its intention is to help separate “fact from fiction”. The course also explores some of the more technical aspects of Bitcoin, thanks to the lecturer, Arvind Naranayan, and aims to help students learn software that “interacts with the Bitcoin network”.
It’s also important to note that this course was offered before. The course is 11 weeks long, so it can be completed within three months, and was offered back in 2015. For those interested, the course is about 18 hours long.
The course is offered by Coursera, an online learning platform that has already established a user base of over 30 million users. The company was formed by two Stanford professors and has raised over $140 million in funding to date.
The course will also delve into various aspects of Bitcoin, such as how Bitcoin “interacts with law enforcement and politics”, regulation issues involving Bitcoin, and “decentralization and its impact on society.”