Per the announcement, the new course “Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption” is for students interested in learning some “practical skills to interact with cryptocurrency exchanges.” It will also teach students how to use cryptocurrency wallets, “evaluate the analytics” of initial coin offerings (ICOs).
36 “world leaders” and 18 Nobel Prize laureates went to the LSE. The school claims it is known for its motto to “understand the causes of things.” The School consider this course for those students, who want to work in the crypto sphere. The university wants to help “private organisations, individual investors, financial service firms, governments,” as well as “regulatory bodies” to make sense of the “highly disruptive trend” of crypto.
“The exponential growth and volatility of cryptocurrencies and the distributed ledger technology underpinning them has led to a global interest in cryptoassets, ICOs and the distribution of digital wealth.”
The online course will be led by Dr Carsten Sorensen, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Innovation. Consisting of six modules that add up to 60 hours of class time, participation in the course will cost €1,800, or approximately $2,116.
The University of Malta also to announced a blockchain degree to be taught starting in October 2018.
In February, Australian public research university RMIT launched the country’s first university course on blockchain technology. That is a 8-week “Developing Blockchain Strategy” course, aimed at teaching not only theoretical aspects of blockchain, but also the practical skills required for using the technology.