Bitcoin,  Cryptocurrencies,  Ethereum,  Innovators

    Crypto class the new cool thing on campus

    NYU has doubled its crypto course offerings this year

    Professor Andrew Hinkes was ready to begin teaching the class “Digital Currencies, Blockchains and the Future of the Financial Services Industry” promptly at 10:30 a.m. inside one of New York University Stern School of Business’s largest classrooms. It’s a packed house for the lecture, which is also livestreamed. “A lot of students view education in this area as pivotal to success in the job market,” Hinkes said. “It’s one of the hottest areas in law and business.” With little reverence to it’s speculative price, the number of undergraduate students across the country deciding to study cryptocurrency and blockchain is booming. A new study from Coinbase says that almost half (42…

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    Bitcoin,  Litecoin,  Media

    Must-reads for August 29, 2018: Surveys, stolen hotel data, faked trades, and more

    Here are the crypto stories you should be watching today

    The rise of crypto in higher education (Coinbase) It’s a slow news week for the crypto space so this survey is getting a lot of press. Here’s the stat they keep talking about: “42 percent of the world’s top 50 universities now offer at least one course on crypto or blockchain.” That means 21 schools have at least one single class teaching a 9 year-old technology. Of 675 students surveyed, 9 percent said they’ve taken a cryptocurrency course, 18 percent said they’ve owned crypto at some point, and 26 percent said they want to take a crypto course. Did we mention this is a slow news week?   Data of…