Cryptocurrency Course Offered By London School Of Economics

Education, News | July 11, 2018 By:

The London School of Economics (LSE) has introduced a new online certificate course on cryptocurrency investing.

Founded in 1895, LSE is a public research university and a constituent college of the federal University of London. It has produced many notable alumni in the fields of law, history, economics, philosophy, psychology, business, literature, media and politics. Alumni and staff include 53 past or present heads of state or government and 20 members of the current British House of Commons.

The new online course, titled “Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption,” will be headed by Dr Carsten Sørensen, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Innovation. The course will help students learn some “practical skills to interact with cryptocurrency exchanges,” including how to use cryptocurrency wallets, as well as “evaluate the analytics” of initial coin offerings (ICO). The course will cost €1,800 ($2,100 USD) for 60 hours of learning.

“During this course you will be provided with the information, knowledge and frameworks to deepen your understanding of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies – how they operate and the implications for business and the economy,” the school said. “You will not be given cryptocurrency investing advice, or investment or financial advice of any nature.”

As interest in the space continues to grow, reputable universities began creating courses on crypto and blockchain. Some major universities have already added relevant courses to their lists, including Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

In February of this year, Australian public research university RMIT launched the country’s first dedicated online short course on blockchain technology.