Top universities embracing blockchain, survey shows

August 29, 2018
Chris Wheal

A survey by crypto exchange Coinbase  indicates that 42% of the world’s top 50 universities have at least one class on cryptocurrencies or blockchain.

The Coinbase survey  found that blockchain and crypto-related courses were most popular in the US.

The survey  interviewed 675 US  college students and reviewed courses at 50 international universities.

Of the classes in blockchain/crypto offered, 15% were by economics, finance, law and business departments, while 4% were offered by social science departments.

The survey  found that blockchain- and crypto-related courses were most popular in the US. Only five of the 18 universities reviewed that operate outside of the US offered one class or more on these topics.

Blockchain-related courses proved most popular at the Stanford and Cornell universities – offering ten and nine courses respectively. University of Pennsylvania with six courses and and the National University of Singapore with five courses were next.

Dawn Song, a computer science professor at Berkeley, told Coinbase that her course “Blockchain, Cryptoeconomics, and the Future of Technology, Business and Law” was extremely popular, and that instructors had to turn away more than 200 students because their classroom could only hold 70.

Post written by Chris Wheal
Chris Wheal is editor of OpenLedger's news and features service. An award-wining business journalists himself, he runs a team of freelance journalists from across the UK and north America.

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