New innovation! University of Cincinnati Adds Crypto to Curriculum
Navigasi - The Ohio-based university will launch two new programs studying crypto and new financial technologies. This is thanks to donations from two longtime supporters, Dan Kautz and Woodrow (Woody) Uible, UC said in a press release.
|New innovation! University of Cincinnati Adds Crypto to Curriculum|
“Thanks to Dan and Woody, our students will gain hands-on education at this new frontier of financial technology,” says Dean Marianne Lewis, PhD.
“Our students will learn how to manage crypto and how those digital assets impact our economy. Position UC as a regional leader and a top university nationally with this kind of program,” he wrote.
As the cryptocurrency space expands and digital assets become more adopted as legitimate alternatives to traditional assets, educational institutions are becoming increasingly interested, with the University of Cincinnati (UC) in the US state of Ohio even related programs as part of its curriculum.
Indeed, UC is launching two new programs that will teach students about the cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) and a new financial technology, local Cincinnati news outlet WLWT reported on June 22.
According to the report, the program is being funded by longtime backers Dan Kautz and Woodrow (Woody) Uible and will be offered through UC's Carl H. Lindner College of Business. The donation also includes the establishment of a public-private lab space in the new Digital Future building, which will open in the fall of 2022.
Commenting on this development, Dean Marianne Lewis, Ph.D. state:
“Thanks to Dan and Woody, our students will get hands-on education on this new frontier of financial technology. (…) Our students will learn how to manage cryptocurrencies and how those digital assets impact our economy, positioning UC as a regional leader and among top universities nationwide with a program of this kind.”
Crypto in education
Interest in crypto education has increased in recent times, especially among marginalized communities, as the market provides opportunities to create, innovate, generate and thrive for people all over the world.
To help the community access this opportunity, rapper Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z and Twitter (NYSE: TwTr) co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey have joined forces to fund Bitcoin Academy, a program for residents of Mary Houses – a public housing complex in Brooklyn. , New York, where Jay-Z grew up.
Meanwhile, other higher education institutions are also showing interest in crypto, albeit in a different way to UC. In mid-May, Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, announced it had started accepting tuition payments made in Bitcoin, Ethereum (ETH), and USD Coin (USDC).
Additionally, Finbold reported in late March that Citizens School in Dubai, which will officially start operating in September 2022, has become the first school in the Middle East to accept tuition payments in Bitcoin and Ethereum.