Universities in Spain and in other parts of the world offer courses about Smart Contracts, platforms such as Ethereum or Hyperledger and possible uses of cryptocurrency technology

The Master in Blockchain: Development, Applications, and Infrastructure came to KSchool, in Madrid, Spain. With eight years of experience, this is one of the main institutions dedicated to forming a greater number of specialized technological professionals. However, it is not the only one doing this in the world.

Professionals in the digital area are committed to updating their knowledge more and more often. In the areas related to cryptocurrencies ecosystems and decentralized technologies, more and more countries and universities join the effort to close the knowledge barrier on Bitcoin world.

In response to this aspect, the blockchain academic offer is growing. In Korea, the United States, Colombia, and Spain there are universities dedicated to topics related to the block of chains.

The master in blockchain has a duration of 150 hours and covers from the technological side, as the technical, economic and even legal aspects around the Distributed Data Technology.

Alejandro Domínguez Doncel, CEO at KSchool, is one of the people in charge of the project. The expert assures that the students of this master will learn to code smart contracts, being able to use multiple programming languages and knowing how to work on the public and private blockchain infrastructures development.

“The objective of the KSchool master is to learn all the technology associated with the block of chains, developing smart contracts, and working on public and private infrastructures such as Ethereum, Hyperledger or Blockchain as a Service. In addition, they will understand the different applications to business models, where blockchain technology is relevant”.

Among the business models that students will be able to learn, Domínguez highlights that there are platforms of the financial and insurance world. The premise of KSchool affirms: “you learn what is practiced”, and for this reason, the nine modules that make up the master include practical activities.

Professionals of the bitcoiner ecosystem proposed and thought the contents of the master’s degree. Software developers from companies such as Bankia, UST Global, and BBVA Data & Analytics are the teachers who will guide the almost 5,000-blockchain master students during four months of practical learning. Registrations for this course are open on the official website: www.kschool.com.

IBM and Columbia University come together

Through a recently issued report, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Columbia University (CU) reported that they joined to work on accelerating the adoption of blockchain technology. According to the announcement, the intention of each program is to house ten startups based on blockchain technology.

“Students will explore the best practices for building a blockchain network with technical, academic and business mentors from IBM and Columbia. They will have access to agile design workshops, an experienced technical and commercial support network, connections to the Columbia research community, business value design assistance and access to IBM Cloud technology through the program”, the statement said.

The University of Edinburgh, The National University of Colombia, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and The Autonomous University of Madrid include in their curriculum of studies some content related to the blockchain. In fact, the last one has a master on blockchain and cryptoeconomics.

The IBM Center for the creation of a block of chains and data transparency believes that blockchain technology continues to rise and will set the standard in the near future.

By María Rodríguez


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