Many professions, which today are considered ordinary, some 10-20 years ago, did not exist at all. For example: video blogger, brand manager, crowdfunding platform manager, UX-designer, content manager, etc. There was no need for all these relatively recent workers, but today everyone can earn impressive taxes.
We talk about the professional branch of the future, which is emerging only now, and in the next few years will become one of the most demanded in the labor market – blockchain technology . How to succeed in this sector?
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- Why is blockchain technology a future?
- List of places where you can get education in this area
The theme of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology in general is quite debatable now. This sector shows impressive growth dynamics. This is not surprising, because this technology "promises" in the future to make a revolution in almost all areas known to man. The sphere of finance and cryptocurrency is just the tip of a huge iceberg. With the help of this technology, it is possible to significantly improve the efficiency of many processes, remove unnecessary intermediaries from the chain of interaction between people and, consequently, significantly reduce costs. It is also possible to protect information, eradicate corruption, remove documents and much more.
In the last 3 years, the market has shown a tendency to increase the demand for good specialists in this field. Not only large companies (such as Telegram) can launch their projects, the market also has many startuppers capable of conducting a successful ICO and creating a high quality product based on blockchain technology. But so far, the demand for such professionals is significantly higher than the offer. For this reason, the world's leading universities have developed various training programs for blockchain technologies. Let's take a closer look at this list.
Stanford University. USA
Stanford professor Dan Boneh, 3 years ago, founded a course on the basics of cryptography and blockchain technology . It is worth noting that Dan does not take commissions from his students and distributes this valuable information for free. In the first stream only 100 people were registered, today about 1 million people have enrolled in this course.
To be eligible for training, it is not necessary to have basic knowledge in this field, but for a better understanding of the information, the professor advises you to familiarize yourself with the basics of Python and Unix.
During this course the students study:
- the structure of the smart contracts;
- consensus building systems;
- the main aspects of the crypto conversions.
University of Nicosia. Cyprus
This is the only place on the planet where a master's degree can be obtained in the field of cryptocurrency. The training is divided into two parts:
- The first is a free online course, consisting of 12 lessons. Here you can learn about the basics of digital currencies. The teaching staff is strong enough, well known people in the field, Antonis Polemitis and Andreas Antonopoulos (author of many books, including "Mastering Bitcoin") are conducting blockchain training.
- The latter is directly training itself, which plunges students into the jungle of digital currencies. The price of the course is slightly higher than 12 thousand euros.
Princeton University. USA
For 11 weeks in Princeton you can have a basic understanding of the working principles of the most popular currency – BTC. The course includes 12 lessons in registration and 11 presentation tables. All this is absolutely free. By the way, the course materials were recorded in 2015, but most are relevant to date.
Duke University. USA
At Duke University, you can sign up for an absolutely free course, which is conducted not only by professors and teachers, but also by gifted and experienced students. The training takes place every Monday. Various events, conferences, seminars, etc. are held.
University of Cumbria. United Kingdom
This university has launched a free online course, where students are immersed in the topic of future finance. This course blockchain tells how money has changed throughout its history, how it has adapted to the real needs of humanity and what will be in the near future.
Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are no longer a topic of discussion for a handful of geeks. In 2018, the vector of human development is already very clear. The demand for technology is confirmed by the courses in this field organized by the main educational institutions of the world, as well as by the huge demand for specialists in the labor market. It is not too late to get a profession of the future, which will be relevant for at least 10-20 years.
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