US and Irish universities start offering courses on Blockchain and cryptocurrency


The University of Pennsylvania and Dublin City University are among the pioneers, who have made a step towards introducing education plans on Blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Such courses are expected to experience a rise in popularity as Blockchain and cryptocurrencies are gaining more traction among students. The recent bullish sessions for a majority of the tokens is another reason for students to start thinking about education in this area.

The University of Pennsylvania, and specifically the Wharton School, announced the launch of a new online program called “Fintech: Foundations and Applications of Financial Technologies.” on 30 May. While the title of the course does not explicitly state a focus on cryptocurrencies, the announced course description reveals a heavy emphasis on the topic.

The UPenn course will aid students in understanding how Blockchain can revolutionize payments and how does cryptocurrency work as a system.

On the other end of the ocean, in Ireland, Dublin City University is also introducing a masters course on Blockchain and its’ functionalities. In order to accomplish this, the university decided to seek out the help of Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet.

In the official announcement, the President of Dublin City University, Professor Brian MacCraith cheered:

DCU is proud to collaborate with Skillnet Ireland on the first of its kind Master’s programme in Blockchain (Distributed Ledger Technologies).

This too is an online course, which can be taken part-time as well. This program was designed after in-depth research was carried out, in order to identify the main skills and practical knowledge aspiring engineers will need to work with Blockchain efficiently.