One of the largest US colleges has begun teaching students about Bitcoin

Following the initial Bitcoin course, the professor announced a “Programming Bitcoin” course in which students will learn how to “create a Bitcoin library from scratch.”

With Texas A&M now being the newest United State College to offer a Bitcoin course to some of its 74,000+ students, the use of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in the classroom is continuing to soar.

Associate Professor Korok Ray of Texas A&M’s Mays Business School, who will be instructing the “Bitcoin Protocol” course to students in the College of Engineering and Mays Business School when the Spring Semester begins on January 17, announced on January 13.

In the four-part Twitter discussion, Ray said that “Programming Bitcoin” will adhere to the Bitcoin Protocol and teach students how to “create a Bitcoin library from scratch.”

The lecturer went on to say that it took “months” of arduous labor to finally win clearance from the school’s appropriate curriculum committee body.

According to crypto researcher Josh Cowell, who asserted that it may enhance one’s financial literacy if done properly, a dearth of high-quality crypto education has been cited as a major barrier to further acceptance.

When Cointelegraph contacted Ray to inquire about enrollment numbers, he did not respond right away.

Currently, American institutions are also teaching about the legal and regulatory ramifications of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.

As the U.S. chief compliance officer at cryptocurrency exchange Bitstamp and an adjunct professor at Boston University Law School, Thomas Hook recently revealed to Cointelegraph, the law school now offers a course called “Crypto Regulation” for students interested in learning how crypto-savvy lawyers can assist businesses in navigating regulatory uncertainty as they seek to market their goods and services:

Blockbuster class

Professor Campbell Harvey of finance at Duke University joins Yermack and Miller to discuss cryptocurrency. The course will be given to students in the spring of 2019.

The US News and World Report college rankings place both of the schools NYU and Duke in the top 10 in their respective categories. Notably, co-founder of Coinbase Fred Ehrsam earned his Duke degree in 2010.

Innovation, Disruption, and Cryptoventures, Harvey’s course at Duke, will concentrate on the possibilities of companies that employ the blockchain.

Students from Duke’s computer science department, law school, and business school will all be able to take the course. Harvey is certain that the class will be well-liked by the pupils.

Yermack has spent her career researching issues related to CEO remuneration and corporate governance, so teaching a course on bitcoin is a break for her.

He “ripped up” his intended keynote speech as the price of bitcoin climbed and delivered an impromptu speech about bitcoin at a banking conference in Puerto Rico last October.

“It got excellent reviews. After then, the phones continued ringing, and I haven’t been able to do any more investigation “explained he.

Academics need to step up

They claim that not enough academics are presently working on cryptocurrency research, even though NYU and Duke’s professors are preparing to launch new digital currency seminars.

Due to the dearth of peer-reviewed literature on bitcoin, Yermack claimed that creating a syllabus for his course was difficult.

Similar to this, Harvey asserted that a lack of fundamental knowledge about the usage of the blockchain limits its potential and that it is the responsibility of academics to “step up” and provide the necessary information.

Notably, several other colleges and institutions currently provide degree programs and other programs related to bitcoin. While the UK’s University of Cumbria provides two certifications in cryptocurrencies, the University of Nicosia in Cyprus offers a master’s in digital money.

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