South Korea Starts To Prepare Master Students In Cryptocurrency
A Seoul business school has opened the world's first master courses in digital currencies and blockchain technology, Bitcoin.com reports.
The capital-based school of Integrated Sciences and Technologies, known as Assist, developed a program for students who wish to study bitcoin, ether, smart contracts and development of blockchain applications. Also, the one-and-a-half-year plan includes studying crypto funds and writing white papers.
The new course teaches the economics of cryptos and tokenomics from the technological point of view and business perspectives, the curriculum says. It is noted that despite the fact that there is still a high public interest in digital currencies, the industry is lacking surveys and systematic education.
Assist Business School is considered the leading one in South Korea, with the LG and Doosan tech corporations regularly using its training courses.
Crypto education has already become a trend in popular institutions around the world. For example, the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, which is recognized by the Financial Times as the best financial higher education institution in 2018, also introduced a program to study cryptocurrencies and blockchain.
Earlier, South Korean regulators, together with a Hong Kong project Waltonchain, launched a course for those wishing to become blockchain specialists. Thus, 42 people will learn how to work with innovative technologies, after which they will be immediately employed.
As a research by LinkedIn showed, blockchain specialists are most in demand in the US.