The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is known to be a pioneer when it comes to many things – and is now a pioneer in the field of blockchain technology as well. In the latest crypto news, we have the university and its latest officialization which brings the very first blockchain engineering course, all thanks to a sizeable donation from the MouseBelt Blockchain Accelerator.
The university is known for organizing blockchain and cryptocurrency seminars through its Anderson School of Management. However, it now announced that the program will be including a full technical blockchain programming course from January 2019.
The course, on the other hand, will be offered as 4-credit special topics course which would be an upper division elective requirement open to both students of electrical and computer engineering – as well as ones studying computer science. It will cover topics centered around decentralized apps (dApps), crypto tokens, smart contracts, hash functions and more.
Accredited through UCLA, the course does require some background in programming or some other basic-level classes. According to MouseBelt’s COO, the slots are already filling up and everyone believes that the future is bright thanks to this course.
With this, UCLA plans to expand the programs centered around emerging technologies and blockchain in particular. However, other universities such as the University of Tokyo have been following similar initiatives and pushing this kind of education in their newest programs.
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