So Many Ways to Learn

Sandra Mathews

Mar 28, 2022

When it comes to cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs and all things related to blockchain technology, saying “there is a lot to learn” is a huge understatement. With more people becoming interested in these technologies, universities are offering related courses. Some of these courses are part of degree programs while others are available to anyone with a few thousand dollars to spend for single courses and/or series of courses that will lead to various certifications. For example (and no, we are not being paid to promote any of these programs): 

Cornell University offers a “Blockchain Essentials” series that includes the following four courses: Cryptocurrencies and Ledgers, Cryptography Essentials, Blockchain Fundamentals, and Applications of Blockchain Technology.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers a course entitled Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application.

Oxford University offers a 6-week course that promises to help businesses answer two questions: 1) Is the blockchain right for my organization and its challenges? and 2) What are the best ways for my organization to implement?

The University of Washington offers a professional development course they call “FinTech Bootcamp” where you can become a blockchain developer in 24 weeks.

     Of course, these are just a few examples – there are so many more. In an article published on CoinDesk, 50 of the top universities for learning about blockchain technology were ranked, with the National University of Singapore coming in first. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology was second, University of California Berkeley was third, University of Zurich was fourth, and MIT took fifth place.

     Just in case you don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on certification courses, there are many free online resources that offer information on cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, and all things related to blockchain technology. A few of our  favorites here at Finnovant are, of course, the Hypergraph Hour,  Coinbase, and  CoinDesk. What are your favorites?