Blockchain is the know-how that underlies cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. It’s a decentralized system for recording transactions, which makes it ideal for maintaining ownership of digital assets.
As interest in blockchain grows, so does the number of blockchain-focused organizations and educational programs. To help you navigate this wave of new information, we’ve compiled this list to highlight the best universities for learning about blockchain technology.
ASU is focused on advancing education through emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), autonomous vehicles, robotics, drones and more. With an eye toward the next generation of tech talent, ASU has also created an online master’s degree program to give working professionals access to advanced training in these areas.
The university is equally devoted to advancing knowledge in the study of blockchain technology. As one of its first extensive research efforts, ASU partnered with Hyperledger, an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies, along with IBM and Intel to create one of the world’s largest university-based research centers focused on blockchain technology.
Arizona State University is launching a blockchain education initiative to prepare students for the next generation of technology. The program will include offering undergraduate and graduate classes in blockchain technology, developing online courses, hosting workshops and intensives for continuing education, establishing an advisory committee made up of industry executives and offering an internship program.
The program will be led by the university’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering’s School of Computing, Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering (CCSSE) in partnership with the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Blockchain Research Lab.