Five universities across three Spanish-speaking countries are now offering crypto courses. Among major topics of studies are Bitcoin, Ethereum, cryptocurrencies, blockchains, initial coin offerings (ICOs), smart contracts, DAOs, and crypto-economics.
Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
Universidad de Alcalá is a public university located in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid. It is a Unesco world heritage site and one of the longest standing European universities, dating back to the year 1293.
The school now offers a course entitled “Master in Ethereum, Blockchain Technology and Crypto-Economics.”
The course is intended for “Professionals, students or those interested in learning about blockchain-based technologies from an integrative perspective of technical, economic, social and legal aspects,” the school’s website details. “The objective of the study is to provide comprehensive training in the field of blockchain technology, DAOs and smart contracts, including cryptocurrencies as a special and transversal case, from a triple perspective: technological, economic-financial and regulatory.”
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), the Autonomous University of Madrid, is a public university located on the north side of Spain’s capital city. Established in 1968, the school is currently offering a short course, from July 18 to 20, entitled “Blockchain: from cryptocurrencies to business networks.”
“In this course, the technical foundations of the Bitcoin blockchain will be introduced, with an eminently practical approach, showing its limitations and placing special emphasis on the problems it poses regarding the intelligent management of records and their authorship,” according to the course description.
“As solutions to these problems, the concept of smart contract and its implementation and use will be introduced in Ethereum and Hyperledger. Finally, in the context of a roundtable, possible models and business networks based on blockchain will be discussed.”
Universidad Europea Madrid, Spain
Universidad Europea Madrid, the European University of Madrid, is a private university with more than 16,000 students. The school offers a 6-month postgraduate diploma in Bitcoin and blockchain which starts in October.
Six modules are included in the course: blockchain technology; basics of Bitcoin; security and investigation of the blockchain; legal aspects linked to cryptocurrency; innovation with the blockchain; and project development.
“When you finish the course you will be able to analyze in a critical way the technical and legal viability of solutions based on blockchain technologies and to develop integral projects related to cryptocurrency,” the school describes. “You will be a professional in the technology sector capable of identifying innovative opportunities beyond the conventional use of technology, adding value to any company in the ICT or financial sector.”
Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA), the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology, is a private university focusing on information technology, business and engineering studies.
The institute offers a diploma course entitled “Cryptoeconomics: blockchain intelligent contracts and cryptocurrencies,” which runs from July 11 through September 26.
“It is designed especially for people who start from scratch or with very basic knowledge and who want to learn the reasons, mechanics and disruptive opportunities at a monetary, technological level and as a form of investment that is in the present and future in the world of crypto-economies.”
According to the institute:
The program is aimed at anyone who wants to start and acquire the basic and intermediate knowledge to understand the world of cryptocurrencies, tokens, ICOs, smart contracts and the different types of blockchains.
Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, Venezuela
The Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) is a private non-profit Venezuelan business school with campuses in Caracas, Maracaibo and Valencia. It was founded in 1965.
The school is currently offering a course entitled “Cryptocurrency, blockchain and business in the new economy, opportunities and challenges for management and business.”
The 60-hour course runs from July 20 to September 29. Its content includes “bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the evolution of money” as well as “international experiences in the regulation of bitcoin and blockchain technology.” The course also offers to teach students “entrepreneurship in the new economy and its digital transformation,” as well as “fintech as a result of the innovation of the new economy on the financial system and means of payment.”
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