In this blog, we curate relevant and remarkable content related to blockchain, cryptocurrency and the digital economy. This interesting piece by Ali Montag published on CNBC reports that at top schools like Wharton, students are flocking to classes on bitcoin and blockchain technology. Read on.
“Last spring, Associate Professor of Computer Science Emin Gün Sirer was scheduled to teach a 600-level course on blockchain technology at Cornell University, an advanced class intended for PhD students.
“Usually when you have five to a dozen students in such a class, you’re teaching a popular class,” Sirer tells CNBC Make It with a laugh. But when Sirer arrived on the first day to teach, he was shocked: 88 students had shown up.
“It was pretty interesting to see that level of interest,” Sirer says of the students, most of whom were undergraduates.”
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