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A short online course will allow students to find out more about cryptocurrency and learn about its impact on various industries

​The University of Cape Town will commence blockchain and digital currency classes

04.10.2021 - 12:30 Tatiana Darda Tatiana Darda

A short online course will allow students to find out more about cryptocurrency and learn about its impact on various industries.

What's new? The University of Cape Town (UCT) has announced it will commence blockchain and digital currency classes starting in November. According to the institution, students that enroll and complete the $693 six-week course will be issued a legal certificate.

Course Information

What is the course for? UCT’s website says students who successfully complete their studies will be able to understand how blockchain technology fits into the existing financial systems. They will know how bitcoin, ethereum, and other crypto-assets can be used. Students enrolling in this course should study the ethical implications of investing in the digital crypto-asset industry.

What are the reasons for the course? In the classes’ review, the UCT explains why the university has added blockchain and crypto education to its list of short courses:

“It’s no longer enough to simply know about cryptocurrencies. With crypto-assets and blockchain technologies growing at unprecedented rates, professionals need the ability to analyse and understand how the latest developments in the finance industry will fundamentally change the way the financial system functions in the present and near-future.”

What are the prospects? UCT is one of the first higher education institutions in Africa to offer blockchain and crypto lessons. The lead adds that organisations that adapt their offerings to either compete with cryptocurrencies or offer services that support the industry are best positioned to take advantage of the rise of crypto assets.