The popularity of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency courses in American universities continues to rise, with Texas A&M being the latest college to offer a course on the subject. The course, entitled “Bitcoin Protocol”, will be taught by Korok Ray of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M when the spring semester starts on January 17.

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Education

The news was announced on January 13 by Associate Professor Korok Ray of Mays Business School at Texas A&M. He will be teaching the “Bitcoin Protocol” course to students in the College of Engineering and Mays Business School during the spring semester. In addition, a follow-up course named “Programming Bitcoin” will be offered, where students will learn to build a Bitcoin library from scratch.  

The professor stated that it took months of hard work to receive approval from the school’s relevant curriculum committee body. This highlights the growing importance of education in the field of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Lack of High-Quality Crypto Education

Crypto researcher Josh Cowell has highlighted the lack of high-quality crypto education as a key roadblock in the adoption of cryptocurrencies. He suggests that education can improve one’s financial literacy if done correctly.

Legal and Regulatory Implications

Legal and regulatory implications of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are also being taught at U.S. colleges. Adjunct Professor Thomas Hook of Boston University Law School recently told that the law school now offers a “Crypto Regulation” course for students interested in learning how crypto-versed lawyers and crypto companies can best navigate through regulatory uncertainties as they look to take their products and services to market:

Crypto and NFTs in an Academic Background

Other universities are now offering cryptocurrency courses including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University, National University of Singapore, Cornell University, and the University of California Berkeley.

The increasing popularity of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency courses at American universities highlights the growing importance of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in the field of education. This is a trend that is likely to continue as more universities start to offer courses on the subject.