News has emerged that five universities located across three Spanish-speaking countries are now offering crypto courses.
Universities in Spain, Argentina, and Venezuela, are providing students with the opportunity to study topics such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, blockchain, ICOs, smart contracts, and crypto-economics.
Three of the Universities involved in providing crypto courses are based in the Spanish capital of Madrid.
Universidad de Alcalá is located in Alcalá de Henares and is one of the oldest Universities in Europe, dating back to 1293.
The public University is now offering a course called “Master in Ethereum, Blockchain Technology and Crypto-Economics.”
According to the university website the course is targeted towards “Professionals, students or those interested in learning about blockchain-based technologies from an integrative perspective of technical, economic, social and legal aspects.”
“The objective of the study is to provide comprehensive training in the field of blockchain technology, DAOs and smart contracts, including cryptocurrencies as a special and transversal case, from a triple perspective: technological, economic-financial and regulatory.”
Also based in Madrid is the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, which has been established in the north of the city since 1968.
The university is currently offering a short course that runs from July 18 to 20 called “Blockchain: from cryptocurrencies to business networks.”
The course description reads – “In this course, the technical foundations of the Bitcoin blockchain will be introduced, with an eminently practical approach, showing its limitations and placing special emphasis on the problems it poses regarding the intelligent management of records and their authorship.”
“As solutions to these problems, the concept of smart contract and its implementation and use will be introduced in Ethereum and Hyperledger. Finally, in the context of a roundtable, possible models and business networks based on blockchain will be discussed.”
The final offering from Spain is the Universidad Europea Madrid, which boasts around 16,000 students and offers a 6-month postgraduate diploma in Bitcoin and blockchain.
The course begins in October and consists of six core modules, which include blockchain technology, basics of Bitcoin, security, and investigation of the blockchain, legal aspects linked to cryptocurrency, innovation with the blockchain, and project development.
Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires is a private university that is offering a blockchain course. It covers “Cryptoeconomics: blockchain intelligent contracts and cryptocurrencies,” and designed especially for “people who start from scratch or with very basic knowledge and who want to learn the reasons, mechanics and disruptive opportunities at a monetary, technological level and as a form of investment that is in the present and future in the world of crypto-economies.”
Finally, with campuses based in Caracas, Maracaibo, and Valencia, The Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración is a private non-profit business school based in Venezuela, founded in 1965.
The course on offer at this school is titled “Cryptocurrency, blockchain, and business in the new economy, opportunities, and challenges for management and business.”
Running from July 20 until September 29, the content on offer includes “bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the evolution of money,” and also “international experiences in the regulation of bitcoin and blockchain technology.”
The number of schools providing access to crypto courses is growing exponentially, and that can only be a good thing moving forward.
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