The Stern School to launch Cryptocurrency Course

The Stern School plans to offer a new undergraduate course to learn about blockchain and cryptocurrencies
01 December 2017   1061

New undergraduate course

The New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business was the first major university to launch a course in the nascent field of blockchain and cryptocurrencies. Now Stern plans to offer a new undergraduate course to learn about the field as well.

Challenges

Universities that intend to offer classes about bitcoin, blockchain and cryptocurrency face two major problems.

First, this field is changing at an incredible speed.

Year over year we’ll change well over half the course material. It keeps you young to be reading half the night just to keep up with the latest innovations.

 

David Yermack

Professor of finance, the NYU Stern School of Business

Secondly and more importantly, the field is lacking in professionals.

Our biggest challenge is finding enough people to teach the courses.

 

David Yermack

Professor of finance, the NYU Stern School of Business

Alternatives

There are already scores of internet tutorials, many of them available free as massive open online courses. Coursera, an education-focused tech company, has joined with Princeton University to offer an 11-week online cryptocurrency technologies course. At the other end of the spectrum is B9lab, a fee-charging institution based in London and Hamburg offering a 40-hour online course in blockchain for technical executives and analysts spread over 9 weeks at a cost of €2,350.

Binance to Spread Crypto Fiat Wings

The list of upcoming jurisdictions was found by the Block
18 January 2019   64

The Block has gained access to the list of jurisdictions in which the largest cryptocurrency exchange Binance intends to launch fiat trading platforms. The latter use technology Binance, but will be separate legal entities.

Alleged Binance New Operation Jurisdictions
Alleged Binance New Operation Jurisdictions

In 2019, the exchange allegedly intends to launch full-scale activities in Malta and in Singapore. At the same time, South Korea, Liechtenstein, Russia, Turkey and Argentina are in the plans.

Note that in October last year, such a platform appeared in Uganda, and just a few days ago - on the island of Jersey.