The University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa has announced it will kick start blockchain and digital currency classes in November 2021.
According to South African University, interested students that enroll in the programme and complete the six-week course at $693 will obtain a legal certificate.
As stated on UCT’s website, students who enroll will get, “an understanding of how blockchain technology fits into the existing financial systems.” They will also gain an understanding of “how applications such as bitcoin, ethereum, and other crypto-assets can be used.”
Stating further, participating students are expected to “investigate the ethical implications of investing in the crypto-asset industry”, as this will enable them to discover the working ethics and governance that shapes the society in the light of modern finance.
On why UCT added the course, it explained: “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.”
“organizations 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.”, UCT concluded
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