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Hong Kong’s de facto central bank will launch its own blockchain trade finance solution with 21 banks in August, hoping it will improve trade finance cost-effectiveness, speed and security.
The world’s largest exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider BlackRock announced the formation of a working group to assess potential involvement in Bitcoin (BTC). latest Crypto price analysis
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EOS developer Block.one has secured investments from billionaire PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel and crypto mining hardware billionaire Jihan Wu of Bitmain.
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A company has launched an insurance platform which allows blockchain projects to obtain business insurance quotes based on a risk assessment, including legal threats, financial exposure, cyber risk, and crime.
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Universities Racing to Provide Lectures on Crypto: Opportunities and Pitfalls
Knowledge is power, particularly in the Information Age, where an understanding of ‘the new’ can provide an edge over the competition. This is why, barely a year since crypto exploded into mainstream awareness — and long before it’s likely to enjoy blanket adoption — it’s already been the object of a growing number of university courses. While a minority of these have focused on the actual coding, computer science and cryptography lying behind cryptocurrencies, most others have sought to provide a detailed introduction to crypto, so that a more business-focused audience will have the basis for deciding whether — and to what extent — it should adopt Bitcoins and blockchains. latest Crypto price analysis Crypto Market Analysis Report 17 July 2018
In other words, increasingly profit-oriented universities are seeking to capitalize on the crypto-rush by offering the public nontechnical courses on cryptocurrencies. However, even if many of them are simply teaching students how to conceptualize blockchains as opposed to how to actually code and create them, students are reporting considerable satisfaction with the teaching they’ve received so far. And despite not necessarily providing them with the ability to build decentralized apps and currencies for themselves, the knowledge they’ve received may be vital if crypto is to be adopted on a mass scale in the future.
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For the most part, the teaching of crypto takes place in the context of business-related programs, with very few universities offering specific degrees in cryptocurrencies or blockchains themselves. In the U.S., a number of high-profile MBA (Master of Business Administration) programs have been or are adding cryptocurrency courses, enabling students to gain a grounding in crypto at the same time as learning about accounting, finance, entrepreneurship, and so on. This is the case with the following institutions:
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
NYU’s Stern School of Business
Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
MIT Sloan School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
The Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania)