5 universities to offer Blockchain courses


So, you are looking to enter the Blockchain and market your skills in front of potential employers? , here is the list of universities that may interest you (compiled by Coinsutra)

5 Universities Offering Blockchain Courses

1. University of Nicosia | Cyprus

The University of Nicosia, based out of the small middle-east country Cyprus, offers the world’s first Master’s degree in digital currencies.

The first leg of the program is a pre-requisite, free 12-session MOOC on digital currencies (DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies) taught by leaders of the industry like Andreas Antonopoulos and Antonis Polemitis. This first course is followed by an MSc in Digital Currency degree program if the students are interested in enrolling.

The target audience for this course is business people/entrepreneurs, bankers, lawyers, accountants, auditors, social workers, NGOs, non-profits, development experts, regulatory officials/policy makers, and computer scientists.

The total tuition fee for the program is €12,080.

2. Princeton University | USA

This course is brought to you by New Jersey-based Princeton University via Coursera. It is a free course comprising of 11 weeks of online material, but it has no certification awarded at the end.

The course covers things like: How does Bitcoin work? What makes Bitcoin different? How secure are your bitcoins? How anonymous are Bitcoin users? What determines the price of Bitcoin? Can cryptocurrencies be regulated? What might the future hold? 

It has 12 lecture videos and 11 lecture slides that are also free. While this course was meant for Princeton students during the Spring 2015 semester, its information is still very much valid for today’s blockchain/crypto world.

Here is an interesting introductory video:

3. Universidad Europea Madrid

Universidad Europea Madrid offers a unique free course on Bitcoin and blockchaintech. This course is called the Postgraduate Diploma in Bitcoin and Blockchain and teaches its participants how to make Bitcoin-enabled applications.

This course requires no prior knowledge of Bitcoin but does recommend a basic knowledge of Python and Unix languages.

The course covers aspects of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, smart contracts, distributed ledger technologies, and consensus systems.

To narrow down the vast subject of cryptos, they have only taken the case studies of Bitcoin and Ethereum.

4. Duke University | USA

Duke University offers a course called “Blockchain and Innovation” for its undergraduate students, which is free of cost. It is run by a select group of students, professionals, and professors by a Duke Blockchain Lab pioneered by Duke University.

The class meets every Monday and aims to inspire students to explore this new technology. It organizes meetups, events, talks, and seminars where they discuss blockchain technology, cryptography, cryptocurrencies, and non-financial blockchain use cases.

5. The University of California, Berkeley | USA


UC-Berkeley runs a unit called Blockchain At Berkeley which is a student-run organization to bridge the gap between blockchain/cryptocurrencies and the general masses.

It is not a certification or a degree course, but it’s an all-out endeavor to make the steep learning curve of this new tech a lot easier to bear. They organize workshopsseminars, screencasts, and events, and every Sunday there are meetups to discuss some of the cutting-edge whitepapers of the blockchain industry.

They also have a stringent attendance policy, and they drop students who are not regular in their attendance.

Original article is at Coinsutra.com