Bitcoin Classes Have Begun at One of the Largest Universities in the United States

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Last Updated on January 15, 2023 by Bitfinsider

Texas A&M University, which has over 74,000 students, is the latest U.S. university to offer a Bitcoin course to some of its students.

Associate Professor Korok Ray of Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School announced via Twitter on January 13 that he will be teaching a course titled “Bitcoin Protocol” to students in the College of Engineering and Mays Business School beginning with the start of the Spring Semester on January 17.

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In a 4-part Twitter thread, Ray explained that the curriculum for “Programming Bitcoin” would be based on the Bitcoin Protocol, with the goal of teaching students how to “build a Bitcoin library from scratch.”

The professor also noted that getting approval from the school’s relevant curriculum committee body was no easy feat and required “months” of dedicated effort.

According to crypto researcher Josh Cowell, who argued that proper crypto education can improve one’s financial literacy, a lack of such education has been identified as a major barrier to widespread adoption.

U.S. universities have started to address the legal and regulatory implications of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.

Prof. Thomas Hook, an adjunct professor at the University of Boston Law School, recently told Cointelegraph that the school now offers a course called “Crypto Regulation” for students interested in learning how crypto-savvy lawyers and crypto companies can best navigate through regulatory uncertainties when bringing their products and services to market.


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