London School Of Economics launches cryptocurrency disruption course

For £1800, you can now take a new course in cryptocurrency investment and disruption at LSE…

The London School of Economics has become the latest academic institution to add a cryptocurrency-related course to its catalogue of options.

LSE, one of the UK’s most prestigious destinations for economics-related courses (as you might expect from the institution’s title) has announced a new online certificate course, that goes by the name of ‘Cryptocurrency investment and disruption’.

It’s going to be headed up by Dr Carsten Sorensen, who is an associate professor of information systems and innovation at LSE. It’s a six-week course that’s being offered, that commences in mid-August. You get 60 hours of learning as part of that, and it’ll cost the princely sum of £1,800 to enrol on the course. There are no qualifiers or pre-requisites for signing up, and there’s a certificate at the end of it.

As per LSE’s website, by taking the course “you will learn the practical skills to interact with cryptocurrency exchanges – including how to use wallets and evaluate the analytics of an ICO (Initial Coin Offering)”.

It adds that “you’ll also explore how cryptocurrencies and blockchain will shape the future of money, markets and industries with your international cohort of professionals. Set against theoretical frameworks from LSE, the knowledge you gain in this course will enable you to critically engage with and assess the causes of things in the cryptoasset world – not only in today’s volatile cryptocurrency market, but for years to come”.

You can find more information on the course here.

Several academic institutions now offer courses of some flavour in cryptocurrency. Expect more to offer their own variants in the years ahead.

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