Former Wall Street analyst Mary Meeker’s well-known annual Internet Trends report for 2018, published May 30, shows interest in cryptocurrency “exploding” since January of last year. The report also highlights that a course on Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency technologies made it into the top 10 most popular university classes in 2017.
According to the report, “Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency Technologies” was one of the top courses of 2017 at Princeton University.
The Internet Trends report, which was compiled by with help from Kleiner Perkins Partners, Hillhouse Capital, writes that it “use[s] data to tell stories of business-related trends we focus on. We hope others take the ideas, build on them & make them better.”
Meeker’s report also shows that interest in cryptocurrency is increasing, using the growth of crypto exchange and wallet Coinbase users to demonstrate this trend.
Blockchain firm QED-it’s Maya Zehavi tweeted yesterday about the report, noting that the Coinbase user data does not include crypto’s December growth, which was when Bitcoin’s price rose to $20,000.
The only crypto slide to make Mary Meeker's Internet trend report details Coinbase's growth, and even that's outdated by now (post peak) pic.twitter.com/wpugWsKdbM— Maya Zehavi (@mayazi) May 30, 2018
Cryptocurrency and blockchain courses are in existence all over the world, with a Brazilian university launching its first crypto-finance Master’s degree in April and an Australian public research university announcing a new course on blockchain this past February.