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New York University To Offer Blockchain Technology Course From This Year

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With blockchain gaining momentum and establishing itself as the technology of the future, New York University (NYU) has announced that it will offer a Major in blockchain technology. New York CBS Local reported recently that NYU has become the first university in the USA to offer a major course in blockchain technology.

This new blockchain major is provided by NYU Stern School of Business. It is to be noted that this school was a pioneer in offering undergraduate courses in cryptocurrencies. Andrew Hinkes, a professor at the NYU university commented that "We hope to establish a groundwork so that the students can understand what's really happening under the hood, so that they can understand both the legal and the business implications, and prepare them to go out and tackle this new market."

Andrew Hinkes, a professor at the NYU university commented that "We hope to establish a groundwork so that the students can understand what's really happening under the hood, so that they can understand both the legal and the business implications, and prepare them to go out and tackle this new market."

The associate professor of NYU, Kathleen Derose told that NYU is expecting large companies to partner in this new training program. Reportedly NYU will double its course offering with the increase in the number of students interested in this particular program. The program will commence this fall. NYU received a better response towards the program than expected. More than 100 applicants enrolled in the Bitcoin Technology major for the three-year course. They will be the first batch to be entering the workforce with this prestigious qualification.

Adam White, Coinbase cryptocurrency exchange specialist said that students will see this new development, the birth of a new industry and in many ways, they look at things like Bitcoin and Ethereum and blockchain as the internet 3.0.

"a study that showed that nearly 42 percent of the world's top 50 universities have at least one class that offers a course on cryptocurrency and blockchain"

Coinbase, last month released a study that showed that nearly 42 percent of the world's top 50 universities have at least one class that offers a course on cryptocurrency and blockchain. In the study, out of 172 classes, about 15 percent of them were offered by economics, finance, law, and business departments. While the other four percent were in social science departments. This is the most popular course across the US and other countries.
The interest in cryptocurrency by the US students is reflected not only in their choice of educational program but also from their investments in digital currencies as well. Student Loan Report in March shows that 21.2 percent of college students used their loan money to buy digital currencies, hoping that there will be a bull run in the market which would help them to make some quick money to look after their debts and needs.

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