The London School of Economics, one of the leading academic institutions for higher learning in the world, is the latest university to offer a course on cryptocurrency. For just £1,800, and about sixty hours of learning, you too can be a certified crypto academic.
Certified Crypto Course
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has launched a new online certificate course titled “Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption” headed by Dr Carsten Sørensen, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Innovation. LSE has thus joined the growing list of top notch institutions offering crypto classes such as Cambridge, NYU, Northwestern, Stanford, Wharton and Georgetown, as well as others.
The new LSE crypto educational option seems to be quite accessible as there are no prerequisites for the course and its cost is also not unreasonable at just £1,800. It starts on 14 August 2018, and will take six weeks to complete (excluding orientation) with an estimated commitment of about seven to ten hours per week. This course is also certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, if that is relevant for you.
“Understand the Causes of Things”
Explaining the rational behind the course, the institution states that, “For over one hundred years, LSE’s motto has been to ‘understand the causes of things’. This online certificate course pairs practical cryptoasset knowledge with the theoretical thought leadership for which LSE is renowned.” In practice, the classes listed seem to offer rather practical investment skills, like how to interact with cryptocurrency exchanges, how to use wallets, and how to evaluate the analytics of an ICO (Initial Coin Offering).
In a more broad perspective, students will also explore how cryptocurrencies will shape the future of money, markets and industries. And the course is meant to provide the information, knowledge and frameworks of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies – needed to understand how they operate and the implications for business and the economy. And just to be on the safe side, the institution adds that, “You will not be given cryptocurrency investing advice, or investment or financial advice of any nature.”
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