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

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

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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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Bitcoin Price Likely to Decline to $7,800: Crypto Analyst

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    Bitcoin is to find support at $7,800 or recover to $8,300, an analyst writes, but either way ‘continuation of the ranging on either of the levels is going to occur’

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Over the last few days, Bitcoin has been trading below the $8,500 area. At the moment, it has recovered to $8,258 after the recent slip below the $8,100 level.

Analysts have been bullish on BTC in the long run, however, the nearest BTC price movements are expected to be bearish.

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The crypto analyst @CryptoMichNL believes that there are two paths ahead of Bitcoin at the moment. If it fails to recover to $8,300, he says on his Twitter page, then the market should be ready for the flagship coin to drop and find support at the $7,800 or $7,300 levels.

Whichever way it goes, ‘continuation of the ranging on either of the levels is going to occur’.

The analyst tweeted this forecast twice with an hour pause.

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Yuri is a journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future. ‘Hodls’ cryptocurrencies. Has written for several crypto media. Currently is a news writer at U.Today.

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