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New York University Introduces a Major in Blockchain Technology

According to associate professor Kathleen Derose, the educational establishment is expecting large companies to partner in the training program, while “the startups in [fintech] will likely invent the new cool stuff.” Following the increasing number of students interested in the new offer, NYU reportedly doubled its course offerings this school year.

New York University (NYU) has reportedly become the “first” university in the U.S. to offer students a major in blockchain technology.

The program will reportedly be provided by the NYU Stern School of Business, which was also a pioneer in offering undergraduate courses in cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Professor Andrew Hinkes commented on the new program:

“We hope to establish a groundwork so that the students can understand what’s really happening under the hood so that they can understand both the legal and the business implications, and prepare them to go out and tackle this new market.”

Adam White from cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase said that students “see the development, the birth of a new industry,”

He said, “in many ways, we look at things like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) and blockchain as the internet 3.0.”

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