Adoption Is Here: Coinbase Confirms That 42% Of The Top 50 Universities Provide A Course On Crypto Or Blockchain
In a cryptoshepre where things haven’t been going too great with the market, there’s finally some extremely great news.
As you all know, this year hasn’t been the best for the crypto market, and experts have been getting really concerned that some of the altcoins will not be able to recover and reach their previous all-time heights.
But the good news is that despite everything, adoption on a large scale is finally here to stay.
Higher education teaches crypto
Coinbase delivered the exciting news on Twitter when they reported that 42 percent of the world’s top 50 universities now offer at least one course on cryptocurrency or blockchain.
#CoinbaseReports: 42 percent of the world’s top 50 universities now offer at least one course on cryptocurrency or blockchain @Stanford tops the list with the highest number. https://t.co/vMV9r9pRYk #cryptooncampus pic.twitter.com/Eq2Hgr89lz
— Coinbase (@coinbase) August 28, 2018
Coinbase also says that Stanford tops the list with the highest number.
Coinbase regularly engages with students and universities all over the country as part of their recruiting efforts.
They recently teamed up with curiously to ask students about their thoughts on crypto and blockchain. In their report, Coinbase highlights the finding on the growing roster of crypto and blockchain courses amidst a steady rise in students’ interest.
Key findings of the study
42% os the world’s top 50 universities are now offering at least one course on crypto or blockchain.
Students from a range of majors are incredibly interested in crypto and blockchain courses, and as a result, universities are adding courses across a variety of departments.
The Original Coinbase research includes a Qriously survey of 675 U.S. students, a review of courses at 50 international universities and also interviews with professors and students as well.
Coinbase reviewed course catalogs at the top 50 universities and found crypto classes across a lot of departments which include anthropology and finance besides computer science.
The potential reason for growing interest in crypto and blockchain
A potential reason for such diverse interest in blockchain is its potential to impact society across many domains.
“Blockchain combines theory and practice and can lead to fundamental breakthroughs in many research areas,” says Dawn Song, a computer science professor at University of California, Berkeley, via the official Copinbase blog.
“It can have really profound and broad-scale impacts on society in many different industries,” he continues. You can read the complete announcement here.
Coinbase is a digital currency exchange headquartered in San Francisco, California.
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