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More Than Half of Top 50 Universities Now Offer Cryptocurrency-Related Courses: Coinbase Report

  • Alex Dovbnya
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    Cryptocurrency courses are in high demand among the most prestigious educational institutions in the world 

More Than Half of Top 50 Universities Now Offer Cryptocurrency-Related Courses: Coinbase Report
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According to a recent Coinbase study, 56 percent of the world’s top universities have come up with crypto-related courses. This marks a 14 percent increase compared to the previous year.

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Cornell outperforming other Ivies 

Cornell University, the youngest Ivy League member with a $7.23 bln endowment, is the leader in cryptocurrency education. It offers around 30 courses that deal with cryptography, cryptocurrencies, and Blockchain, the technology that underpins most of them.     

Many of Cornell alumni are today’s leaders in the cryptocurrency industry. Emin Gun Sirer, one of the most reputed Blockchain experts, recently rolled out his own coin that got funding from Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain.

Speaking of other top educational institutions, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and New York University came in second and third places respectively. France’s École Polytechnique is the only non-US university in the top 5.  

Top 10 universities by the number of crypto courses
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A promising trend

The number of students who take cryptocurrency classes has doubled since 2018. They span a wide range of departments (from economics to law) with only 30 percent of course participants being computer science majors. 

The increasing interest in studying crypto at colleges and universities speaks volumes about the future of money," said Nina Willdorf, Director of Content and Editorial for Coinbase.

Back in October 2018, the $29.4 billion Yale University endowment, which is controlled by legendary investor David Swensen, invested in a cryptocurrency fund called ‘Paradigm.’ Other top universities followed the lead.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with an extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets.

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Ex-Congressman Says Fed Should Not Play With Own Cryptocurrency

  •  Denis Sinyavskiy
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    Former US Congressman Ron Paul shares his thoughts on the possible creation of Fed’s own cryptocurrency

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Former US Congressman Ron Paul spoke on Fox Business and said that the Fed should not think about creating its own cryptocurrency.

Fed’s Crypto: To Be or Not To Be?

Rumors have been circulating for the past few months about the Fed possibly creating own cryptocurrency. It is expected that a digital coin would become a competitor to its counterparts on the market, and may even replace fiat money. President Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, commented on such rumors at a recent conference:

“It is inevitable. I think it is better for us to start getting our hands around it.”

However, there has not been no official follow-up by the Fed towards a crypto exchange. While proponents of this idea believe such innovation is necessary, it is expected that the exchange could stop the current delays involving US bank transfers.

What do the opponents think about the Fed's own cryptocurrency?

The idea of ​​creating the Fed's cryptocurrency has its opponents. This includes Ron Paul, who believes that the Fed is in a better position to stay away from digital coins and allow the private blockchain sector and payment platforms to resolve this discussion in real-time. What the Fed plans to do next is unclear, but the central bank may still enter the game.

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Starting with a simple interest in cryptocurrency, over the past two years, Denis has worked in a cryptocurrency fund and become an author with an analytical bias. His engineering degree helps with the analysis of the technical part of the cryptocurrency market. As a fan of cryptocurrency, Denis believes that the blockchain technology is the future.

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