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The University of Cincinnati is adding the teaching of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies to the curriculum. Compiling curricula at reputed universities is a strong indication that cryptocurrencies are already widespread.
As the cryptocurrency space expands and digital assets become more popular as a legitimate alternative to traditional assets, educational institutions are showing increasing interest in this space. The University of Cincinnati (UC) in the US state of Ohio will launch related programs as part of its curriculum, according to Finbold.
UC plans to launch two new programs that will educate students about cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and new financial technologies, local Cincinnati news outlet WLWT reported on June 22. This will enable students to navigate the vast digital currencies and make them more adapted to life in the modern world.
According to the report, the programs are funded by longtime supporters Dan Kautz and Woodrow Uible and will be offered through the UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business. The donation also covers the establishment of a public-private lab space within the new Digital Future building, set to open in fall 2022.
Dean Marianne Lewis, Ph.D. stated:
“Thanks to Dan and Woody, our students will gain hands-on, experiential education in this new frontier of financial technology. […] Our students will learn how to manage cryptocurrencies and how such digital assets impact our economy, positioning UC as the regional leader and among the top universities nationally with this kind of program.”
Meanwhile, other higher education institutions have also shown interest in crypto, although not as much as UC. In mid-May, Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts announced that it had begun accepting tuition fees in Bitcoin, Ethereum (ETH), and USD Coin (USDC). Citizens School in Dubai, which will officially open in September 2022, has also become the first school in the Middle East to accept tuition fees in Bitcoin and Ethereum.
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