LSE Announces First Online Crypto Course


The London School of Economics (LSE) will offer a new course called “Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption”, according to the Financial Times. The aim of the course is to give students the “practical skills to interact with cryptocurrency exchanges”. Such skills include using cryptocurrency wallets and evaluating the prospects of ICOs.

The school has cited its motto, to “understand the causes of things” as the key reason for creating the course.

One of England’s most venerable institutes of financial learning has announced an online course on investing in cryptocurrency starting August 28.

Famed London Institute Launches Crypto Course. According to the Financial Times:

The exponential growth and volatility of cryptocurrencies and the distributed ledger technology underpinning them has led to a global interest in cryptoassets, ICOs and the distribution of digital wealth.

The course is due to start on 28th August of this year and will be led by Dr. Carsten Sorensen, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Innovation at the LSE. It will consist of 6 modules and 60 hours worth of class time. The cost of the course is €1,800.

LSE a bit late to the party

The announcement from LSE would seem to be coming a bit late, as many schools have created cryptourrency courses months or even years ago. Many schools in the USA began offering courses on cryptourrency at the beginning of 2018, including Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Duke and the Massachuttess Institute of Technology.

One of the earliest courses on the topic of crypto currencies began in 2014 and was offered by David Yermack at the New York University. Yermack commented on the course:

There was some gentle ribbing from my colleagues when I began giving talks on Bitcoin, But within a few months, I was being invited to Basel to talk with central bankers, and the joking from my colleagues stopped after that.

Cryptourrency courses becoming more common in institutes of education

Many more academic institutes will, no doubt, offer such courses on cryptos in the future, as cryptourrency and Blockchain become more important in the worlds of business and finance. The University of Malta has announced their first degree in Blockchain, which will start this October.

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