University of Cincinnati turning crypto craze into educational curriculum

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Cryptocurrencies are getting a lot of attention from academic institutions as they are increasingly accepted as an alternative to traditional assets. The University of Cincinnati (UC) in Ohio, United States has also set up courses around cryptocurrency as part of its curriculum.

In fact, UC is working on two new programs that will educate students about cryptocurrencies like bitcoin (BTC) and emerging financial technologies, as Wednesday’s UC News story reported.

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Reports state that the projects are being funded by Dan Kautz and Woody (Woody) Uibel, who co-found them with UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. The funding also covered the construction of public-private lab space at the new Digital Future headquarters, which is expected to open later in 2022.

Following the launch of this initiative, Dean Marianne Lewis, Ph.D. Said that students will be able to receive practical, practical learning in the new area of ​​fintech, adding:

“Our students will learn how cryptocurrencies are managed and how such digital assets affect our economy, with a program like this that ranks UC as a regional leader and among the top universities nationally.”

Education about cryptocurrencies has recently grown in popularity, especially among marginalized communities, as the new financial frontier allows people around the world to create, innovate, create and prosper. To help such communities take advantage of these possibilities, Jay-Z and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey have partnered to fund the Bitcoin Academy, a program for residents of Mary House in Brooklyn, New York. program – where Jay-Z grew up – that teaches people about cryptocurrencies.

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Other top universities are also joining in with the blockchain and cryptocurrency craze. For example, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT is widely recognized for its phenomenal research and demanding academic curriculum, and is a leader in blockchain technology, taking a research-first approach to a decentralized ecosystem.

Harvard has a vibrant blockchain student network with over 200 members. Weekly “Crypto 101” discussions are held, and there is an incubator on campus that allows students to grow and scale their own cryptocurrency projects.