UC Berkeley puts blockchain training online; thousands sign up

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UC Berkeley in 2016 saw the potential for teaching about blockchain with a primary focus on bitcoin and the other cryptocurrencies the technology underpins.

At the time, about 70 students signed up.

Next month, the university will kick off an online professional certificate program for blockchain, a three-month, two-part course focusing on cryptocurrencies and permissioned blockchains aimed at equipping students for careers in developing the distributed ledger technology for businesses.

So far, 7,400 students have already signed up.

[ Further reading: What is blockchain? The most disruptive tech in decades ]

“We’ve had other online courses that have done well, mainly STEM-related content… but I’d

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