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A college in the US offering a Bitcoin course


A college in the US offering a Bitcoin course

The number of in-class Bitcoin and cryptocurrency courses continues to skyrocket, with the Texas A&M College is becoming the latest college in the United States to offer a Bitcoin course to 74,000+ students.

The announcement was made Jan. 13 by Associate Professor Korok Rae of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M, who will be teaching the Bitcoin Protocol course to students at the Mays College of Engineering and Business School when the spring semester begins Jan. 17.

I will be teaching the first ever Bitcoin course at Texas A&M this spring!

Ray stated in a 4-part Twitter thread that “Bitcoin Programming” will follow the Bitcoin protocol where students will learn to “create a Bitcoin library from scratch.”

The professor added that it was not easy to get approval from the school's relevant curriculum committee, which was the result of "months" of hard work.

It took months to get approved for this course, but we did it! In the long run, it's critical to incorporate bitcoin into the curriculum.

According to crypto researcher Josh Cowell, the lack of quality crypto education has been cited as a key barrier to taking cryptocurrencies to the next level, but he believes that if done right, it can improve a person’s financial literacy.

Cointelegraph contacted Ray to find out how many students signed up for classes, but received no immediate response.

Today, American colleges also cover the legal and regulatory ramifications of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.

Associate Professor Thomas Hook of Boston University Law School recently told Cointelegraph that the law school is now offering a Cryptocurrency Regulation course for students interested in learning how crypto-believing lawyers and crypto companies can best navigate the regulatory uncertainty. -legal regulation when they seek to bring their products and services to market:

“It aims to educate future lawyers on the potential challenges they may face, as well as the sheer number of approaches and regulations that exist in relation to cryptocurrencies [and] various [issues] that crypto companies around the world may face.”

Other universities offering courses in cryptocurrencies include Harvard University, MIT, Oxford University, National University of Singapore, Cornell University, and UC Berkeley.