Cornell University is the leader in offering cryptocurrency or blockchain courses among higher education institutions across the world, a new Coinbase 2019 Leaders in Crypto Education list has revealed.
The world’s premier blockchain research group, IC3, is headquartered in Cornell and many of its alumni are industry leaders in the blockchain world.
Among the top ten list of leaders in crypto education compiled by the Coinbase, six universities are American which includes Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and Columbia University.
Coinbase reviewed the course catalogs of the Top 50 global universities as ranked by U.S. News and World Report and found that 56 percent of them offer at least one course on crypto or blockchain which is 14 points up from 2018.
From 28 percent in 2018, the students’ interest in crypto or blockchain courses has increased to 34 percent in 2019. The report also found at least one student-run club in most of the universities.
“The increasing interest in studying crypto at colleges and universities speaks volumes about the future of money,” said Nina Willdorf, Director of Content and Editorial for Coinbase.
“As students from a wider and wider cross-section of majors express interest in learning about the burgeoning field of cryptocurrency, some of the world’s best universities are exploring how they can meet surging demand to sate curiosity about the technology and set their graduates up for success.”
Apart from the top institutions ranked in the report, many other schools across the US are trying their hand on the blockchain course. In January, University of the Cumberlands started a new Master of Science in Global Business with Blockchain Technology presently offered by a few universities across the nation where students can only earn a certificate, not an actual degree.