One of the major institutions in the United States has begun teaching Bitcoin
The lecturer said that the first Bitcoin course would be followed by a “Programming Bitcoin” course in which students will learn how to “create a Bitcoin library from scratch.”
Texas A&M is the latest college in the United States to offer a Bitcoin course to some of its more than 74,000 students. The acceptance of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency courses in classrooms continues to increase.
Associate Professor Korok Ray of Mays Business School at Texas A&M confirmed the announcement on January 13. He will teach the “Bitcoin Protocol” course to students in the College of Engineering and Mays Business School when the Spring Semester begins on January 17.
In “Programming Bitcoin,” students will learn how to “create a Bitcoin library from scratch,” as described by Ray in a four-part Twitter thread.
The professor noted that obtaining clearance from the school’s relevant curriculum committee was a difficult task that required “months” of effort.
According to crypto researcher Josh Cowell, a lack of high-quality crypto education is a major impediment to adoption reaching the next level. If done right, crypto education may increase one’s financial literacy.
Cointelegraph reached out to Ray to inquire about the number of enrolled students but did not get an instant answer.
Colleges in the United States are increasingly teaching the legal and regulatory ramifications of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
Adjunct Professor Thomas Hook of Boston University Law School recently told Cointelegraph that the law school now offers a “Crypto Regulation” course for students interested in learning how crypto-savvy attorneys and crypto companies can best navigate regulatory uncertainties as they prepare to launch their products.
Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University, the National University of Singapore, Cornell University, and the University of California, Berkeley all offer bitcoin courses.