Classroom adoption of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency courses continue to skyrocket, with Texas A&M now being the latest United State College to offer a Bitcoin course to some of its 74,000+ students.
The news was announced on Jan. 13 by Associate Professor Korok Ray of Mays Business School at Texas A&M, who will be teaching the “Bitcoin Protocol” course to students in the College of Engineering and Mays Business School when the Spring Semester starts on Jan. 17.
I will be teaching the first ever Bitcoin class at Texas A&M this spring!— Korok Ray (@KorokRay) January 12, 2023
Ray stated in the 4-part Twitter thread that “Programming Bitcoin” will follow Bitcoin Protocol, where students will learn to “build a Bitcoin library from scratch.”
The professor added that it was no easy feat to receive approval from the school’s relevant curriculum committee body, which came on the back of “months” of hard work.
It took months to get this class approved, but we made it! Getting Bitcoin into the curriculum is important for the long game.— Korok Ray (@KorokRay) January 12, 2023
A lack of high-quality crypto education has been dubbed as a key roadblock in taking adoption to the next level, according to crypto researcher Josh Cowell, who suggested that it can improve upon one’s financial literacy if done correctly.
Cointelegraph reached out to Ray to ask how many students signed up to the class but did not receive an immediate response.
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Legal and regulatory implications of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are now being taught at U.S. colleges too.
Adjunct Professor Thomas Hook of Boston University Law School — who is also the U.S. chief compliance officer at crypto exchange Bitstamp — recently told Cointelegraph that the law school now offers a “Crypto Regulation” course for students interested in learning how crypto-versed lawyers can help companies navigate through regulatory uncertainties as they look to take their products and services to market:
“It’s meant to expose future lawyers on the potential issues they may see and the myriad of approaches and regulations that exist as it pertains to crypto [and] the different [issues] that crypto companies may face across the globe.”
Other universities now offering cryptocurrency courses include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University, National University of Singapore, Cornell University and the University of California Berkeley.