The Rio Branco Institute (the academy which is dedicated to training of diplomats in Brazil) will be training candidates to impart knowledge on cryptocurrencies and blockchain. The institute is now offering two advancement courses for diplomats for the selection of new diplomats in Brazil where it included the requirement that candidates know about blockchain and digital currencies.
In research conducted by Coinbase & Qriously have found that 42% of the top 50 universities on a global level are offering at least one blockchain or cryptocurrency course. This indicates that the universities are aware of the importance and increasing demand in various niche (like auditing, finance, and tax specializations etc.,) of the emerging industry.
One of the most well-known business schools in the world has announced that they have recently added an online course focusing on financial technologies which include digital currencies. The online course was named as FinTech and Applications of Financial Technologies. The school then commented, “Knowledge of our renowned Wharton faculty providing real-world knowledge to the benefit of learners around the globe.”
Coinbase Earn is newly established platform that gives out crypto to those who test decentralized protocols, take quizzes and complete tasks is now open to users in 100 countries. Coinbase Earn doesn’t mine or buy cryptocurrencies, it gives the user the option to earn XLM, ZEC, BAT and ZRX, with more crypto intended to be added in the future. Coinbase education platform, that allows users to earn crypto as they learn about crypto.
A blockchain course is now offered in an Australia primary school which aims to provide the younger generation with the exposure of emerging technology of blockchain and cryptocurrency. The Wooranna Park Primary School located in the eastern state of Victoria is conducting an educational cryptocurrency program in collaboration with Victoria’s Melbourne Blockchain Centre.
As an effort to increase the awareness and the education regarding cryptocurrency and blockchain, BlockSparks have come up with the cryptocurrency confidence community. The CEO of BlockSparks, Maya Middlemiss said, “We launched the Crypto Confidence Podcast in autumn of 2019, in an effort to share the personal enthusiasms we feel about the work we’re doing, with a wider consumer audience.”
The initiative, named Blockchain A-Z aims to help people get into the crypto and blockchain industry from a more academic perspective. The project will be in partnership with King’s College London. Developer Marketing Lead at Zilliqa, Saiba Kataruka said “This will equip them with the necessary foundational knowledge to work in one of the most exciting areas of the tech industry today.”
Seoul School of Integrated Sciences And Technologies, a business school in South Korea, have announced that they now begin to offer a “Crypto MBA” inspired by other prestigious educational institutions that also offer a blockchain-course. In an official statement, the school explained that the aim of the blockchain-related course introduction is to increase the academic research on emerging industry.
The New York University is the first to provide a major in blockchain technology. The NYU Stern School of Business also provides undergraduate courses on the blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. A professor also expressed that they would develop the groundwork for students under the new course to help them understand the implications and use cases.
A college located in Toronto, George Brown College launches its first blockchain technology course. The increasing demand of blockchain technology and skilled workers motivated the institution to introduce the three-semester blockchain development program. The creator of the course Albert Danison believes, “we should really be in this landscape as a leader, not as a follower.’