San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recently conducted a survey of university students to gauge their interest in digital currency assets and blockchain technology.
According to the survey, which interviewed students at multiple major institutions including MIT and Stanford, 34% of students are currently interested in cryptocurrencies. This represents a roughly 6% increase from last year.
Student interest in crypto and blockchain is on the rise, with twice as many students having taken a crypto course this year compared to last year, and 34% of students indicating they’d like to learn more about crypto. Read the full report: https://t.co/OdmDXeDHt1 pic.twitter.com/t3FGKrfhrH
— Coinbase (@coinbase) August 28, 2019
Coinbase also found that 56% of the world’s top-50 universities now offer at least one course on crypto or blockchain, an increase from 42% in 2018. Additionally, roughly 70% of all crypto and blockchain classes are in departments outside of computer science, including law, the humanities and economics.
“The blockchain domain’s interdisciplinary nature makes it very different from any traditional field,” notes University of California Berkeley computer science professor Dawn Song. “And so, at schools around the world, legal scholars are grappling with ethics and regulatory structures, economists are exploring the potential of a borderless currency, computer scientists are building new applications, and social scientists are looking at the overall impact on society.”
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