Study of blockchain technology grows in academia

August 14, 2018

As blockchain becomes common in the private sector, it has started to grow as a field of academic study, writes Lindsay McKenzie. The author cites several US institutions that have introduced courses and research programs dedicated to blockchain, and contrasts its rise to prominence with recent skepticism about its legitimacy. McKenzie outlines how cryptocurrency contributed to the stigma around blockchain technology, but its practical applications in the corporate world have prompted many researchers to rethink the technology. The article goes on to discuss the opportunities for research, labour market preparation, and funding in the area of blockchain.

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