Coinbase Study Finds Blockchain Courses Popular With University Students
Crypto is making its entrance into the world’s academic scene, and students are lining up to learn.
A recent Coinbase study reveals that University students want to learn more about cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Commissioned by Coinbase in partnership with Qriously, the survey sampled 675 U.S. students, and it found that students across all majors have an interest in blockchain technology.
Some have literal vested interest in the cryptocurrency market itself, while others are looking to leverage blockchain courses to break into the space’s developing job market. Of those surveyed, 18 percent reported holding some value in cryptocurrency. Another 26 percent indicated that they’re interested in taking a blockchain-related course in the future, with the most immediate interest coming from social science (47 percent) and computer science (34 percent) majors.
Benedikt Bunz, a doctoral student at Stanford, said the “tremendous excitement” around the blockchain and cryptocurrency courses is due to the ease of getting a job after graduation due to the high demand for blockchain experts.
“If you’re an expert in cryptocurrencies and cryptography you’ll have a difficult time not finding a job,” he noted.
The survey also studied the top 50 universities in the world as ranked by the U.S. News…