University of Cincinnati adds teaching Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency to curriculum

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University of Cincinnati adds teaching Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency to curriculum

As the digital currency space expands and digital assets become more adopted as a legitimate alternative to traditional assets, educational institutions are becoming increasingly interested, with the University of Cincinnati (UC) in the United States state of Ohio launching related programs as part of its curriculum.

Indeed, the UC is planning to launch two new programs that will teach students about digital currencies such as Bitcoin () (BTC) and new financial technologies, Cincinnati news outlet WLWT reported on June 22.

As reported by the report, the programs are funded by longtime supporters Dan Kautz and Woodrow (Woody) Uible and will be offered through the UC’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business. The donation likewise covers the establishment of a public- lab within the new Digital Future building, set to open in .

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Commenting on this development, Dean Marianne Lewis, Ph.D. stated:

Interest in cryptocurrency education has been on the boost lately, especially between marginalized communities, as the market provides opportunities to create, innovate, earn, and thrive for people around the world. 

To help such communities access opportunities, rapper aka Jay-Z and (NYSE: TWTR) co- and its former CEO Jack Dorsey have joined forces to fund The Bitcoin (BTC) Academy, a program for residents of Mary Houses – a public complex in Brooklyn, New York, where Jay-Z grew up.

In the meantime, other higher education institutions have likewise shown interest in cryptocurrency, albeit in different ways to that of UC. In mid-May, Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts, announced it had started to accept tuition payments made in Bitcoin, Ethereum () (ETH), and USD Coin (USDC).

In addition of that, Finbold reported in late March that the Citizens School in Dubai, which will officially begin operating in September 2022, has evolved the 1st school in the Middle East to accept tuition payments in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum.

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