A South African university, the University of Cape Town (UCT) has revealed that it will start blockchain and cryptocurrency lessons starting in November. According to the institution, students who register and complete the $693 six-week course will receive a legal certification.
Better understanding of Blockchain
As explained on the UCT website, students who successfully complete the short course will walk away from “understanding how blockchain technology fits into today’s financial systems.” They will also gain an understanding of “how to use applications such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other crypto assets.”
Furthermore, students enrolled in this course are expected to “investigate the ethical implications of investing in the crypto asset industry.” They will also discover how ethics and governance can shape a new financial infrastructure for the benefit of society.
The importance of the short course
In a course overview, UCT explains why the university has now added blockchain and crypto education to its list of short courses. The overview states the following:
It is no longer enough just to know cryptocurrencies. With crypto-asset and blockchain technologies growing at unprecedented rates, professionals need to be able to analyze and understand how the latest developments in the finance industry will fundamentally change the way the financial system operates in the present and the near future.
UCT, one of the first higher education institutions in Africa to offer lessons in blockchain and crypto, adds that “institutions that adapt their offerings either to compete with cryptocurrencies or provide services that support the industry are best suited to take advantage of the surge in crypto assets.”
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