New York University First To Offer Major In Blockchain Course In US

New York University has reportedly become the first university to offer a Major in a blockchain course. The decision to include the program was made considering the increasing relevancy and demand for such courses.

According to a report by CBS, NYU’s reputed Stern School of Business, which already offered undergraduate courses in cryptocurrencies and blockchain, will be providing and overseeing the programme. Recently, there has been an increased interest among students in crypto and blockchain related courses, which has been noticed by a number of business schools.

New York University Blockchain Course

Professor Andrew Hinkes says, “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.

Over a hundred students have already registered for this Major. Earlier this year, Coinbase released a study which found that 42% of the world’s top 50 universities were offering some kind of a course related to the blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies. This included the likes of Stanford, National University of Singapore, and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.

It is expected that following the path of NYU, other top universities will also be soon launching their own courses on cryptocurrencies and blockchain, given the growing market of the field. Mustafa Khan, a student who has registered for this program told CBS, “In the environment, we live in today, it’s become especially relevant to get a hold of how new technologies work and how they interact with the legal system.

Read the full report by CBS here.