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One of the largest colleges in the US, Texas A&M, has begun teaching students about Bitcoin. The professor said a “Programming Bitcoin” course will follow the first Bitcoin course, where students will learn how to “build a Bitcoin library from scratch.”
The adoption of Bitcoin continues to grow, as evidenced by the beginning of its study in educational institutions. Texas A&M College has become the latest American college to offer a Bitcoin course to some of its 74,000+ students, according to Cointelegraph. 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.” He also added that it was not easy to get approval from the school’s relevant curriculum committee body. It took several months of hard work to achieve this.
We will follow Programming Bitcoin by @jimmysong, and build a Bitcoin library from scratch.— Korok Ray (@KorokRay) January 12, 2023
The lack of quality crypto education is one of the key barriers to taking adoption to the next level, according to crypto researcher Josh Cowell. Education can improve financial literacy if done right.
Legal and regulatory implications of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are now being taught at U.S. colleges too. Adjunct Professor Thomas Hook of University of Boston Law School recently told Cointelegraph that the law school now offers a “Crypto Regulation” course for students interested in learning how crypto-versed lawyers and crypto companies can best 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 University of California Berkeley.
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