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Texas A&M University Introduces Bitcoin Course

One of the largest colleges in the US, Texas A&M University, has begun teaching students about Bitcoin.

Texas A&M University campus
Texas A&M University campus

Associate Professor, Korok Ray of Mays Business School, announced that the "Bitcoin Protocol" course would be offered to students in the College of Engineering and Mays Business School starting in the Spring Semester.

Advanced Course in Programming Bitcoin to Follow

According to Ray, students who complete the Bitcoin Protocol course will have the opportunity to take an advanced course in "Programming Bitcoin," where they will learn how to build a Bitcoin library from scratch. He emphasized that it took months of hard work to receive approval from the school's curriculum committee.

Lack of Crypto Education a Barrier to Adoption

Crypto researcher Josh Cowell believes that a lack of high-quality crypto education is a key barrier to the wider adoption of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. He suggests that more education in this field could improve people's financial literacy.

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Bitcoin logo

Colleges are also beginning to offer courses on blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies' legal and regulatory implications. Adjunct Professor Thomas Hook of Boston University Law School recently announced that the law school now offers a "Crypto Regulation" course for students interested in learning how crypto-versed lawyers and crypto companies can navigate regulatory uncertainties.

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