A fascinating development has emerged from the prestigious London School of Economics (LSE) as it has unveiled a brand new online certificate course titled ‘Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption’.
LSE is a leading British research university. Historically, the alumni and faculty have been awarded 18 Nobel Prizes in economics and literature, with some 34 past or present world leaders being part of the LSE alumni.
The first class will begin in mid-August and has intentions to provide practical knowledge and “theoretical thought leadership for which LSE is renowned”, evoking the century-old LSE “understand the causes of things” motto.
The blurb for the reasonably affordable (GBP 1,800) six-week long course reads:
“The exponential growth and volatility of cryptocurrencies and the distributed ledger technology underpinning them has led to a global interest in cryptoassets, ICOs and the distribution of digital wealth. Private organizations, individual investors, financial service firms, governments and regulatory bodies worldwide are taking note of this highly disruptive trend. And in such a volatile environment, it can be difficult for potential investors and businesses to make sense of, and accurately evaluate, cryptocurrencies and their uses.”
LSE is now part of an expanding list of coveted institutions that are offering cryptocurrency and blockchain courses. Oxford University already has its own ‘Blockchain Strategy Program’.
It is another online six-week course; it aims to give its students foundational understandings of the blockchain, future implications for business and open up collaborative partnership doors.
Increase in crypto-education
Over in the United States, Stanford University, as well as New York University, are among others displaying a clamoring for blockchain educations in the states. In Spanish-speaking countries such as Spain, Argentina and Venezuela, there is also a hunger for the crypto knowledge.
It comes as no surprise that crypto-related education is becoming somewhat of a norm; the 2017 boom of Bitcoin’s price and ICOs caught the attention of the mainstream. However, in the wake of the unrelenting bear market, the discussion has moved on to “what is blockchain?”.
Demands for blockchain
In May 2018, blockchain development was actually a highly sought-after skill. Freelance employment website Upwork has released its quarterly index of the “20 hottest job skills” and it showed that postings for workers with blockchain skills had grown faster than more than 5,000 skills on the website.
As the commendable efforts to provide blockchain education increase, as does the workforce. It is a snowball effect that highly reflects the legitimacy of the technology and is evidence of an extraordinarily positive set of changes for the industry.
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