London School of Economics Set to Offer a Cryptocurrency Crash CourseJul 12, 2018, 10:10AM
The London School of Economics is offering a new cryptocurrency course. Will cryptocurrency become an educational field unto itself?
The London School of Economics (LSE) has announced that it will offer a 6-week online cryptocurrency course called "Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption." The course teaches basic topics such as wallet usage and ICO reputability, and also covers the economic and legal situation of cryptocurrency on a larger scale. Students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certification at the end of the course.
Dr. Carsten Sørensen is the faculty member behind the course. Dr. Sørensen has a background in mathematics, computer science, and information systems, with a recent focus on mobile systems. Other LSE faculty members have also reported on cryptocurrencies in their research and on the institution's IQ podcast.
LSE is not the first institution to offer a course of this type. Princeton University offers a similar course focused on Bitcoin, while MIT offers a 6-week blockchain course. The University of Buffalo even offers courses specifically devoted to smart contracts and dApps.
In any case, LSE is certainly in good company. In the not-so-distant future, cryptocurrency and the blockchain may be an educational field unto itself: the Walton Blockchain institute was recently founded specifically for this area of study, and Stanford has announced a blockchain research center. No universally recognized certification for the study of blockchain and cryptocurrency exists yet, but that may be about to change.
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