The London School of Economics (LSE) will hold an online training course on cryptocurrency investment, starting in August 2018, according to a Financial Times article issued on Monday, July 9th.
The announcement states that the new course entitled “Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption” will assist students in mastering many “practical skills for interacting with cryptocurrency exchanges,” as well as how to use cryptocurrency wallets and also “evaluate analyses” of Initial Coin Offering (ICO).
The LSE, the alma mater of 36 “world leaders” and 18 Nobel Prize laureates, claims to be known for its slogan of “understanding the causes of things.” By introducing the new cryptocurrency course, the university seeks to support “global private organizations, individual investors, financial services companies, governments,” as well as “regulators” in understanding the “highly disruptive trend” of cryptocurrency.
London School of Economics will join other universities around the world by teaching about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies
The exponential growth and volatility of cryptocurrencies and the distributed accounting technology that supports them have led to a worldwide interest in cryptocurrencies, ICOs and the distribution of digital wealth.
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The online course will be conducted by Dr. Carsten Sorensen, an Associate Professor of Information Systems and Innovation. Comprising six modules totaling 60 class hours, the attendance of the course will be approximately €1,800 or $2,116 in price.
The University of Malta also informed earlier today that it would launch a blockchain degree from October 2018 onwards.
In February 2018, the Australian public research university RMIT introduced the country’s first university class on blockchain technology. The 8-week training course, entitled “Developing Blockchain Strategy”, is intended to provide not only the theoretical skills required to use blockchain technology but also the necessary know-how for distributed accounting technology usage.