By CCN Markets: The Indian government continues to project a deep level of hypocrisy as it turns its attention to sponsoring a blockchain and cryptocurrency course. As CCN recently reported, the government is simultaneously proposing an insane anti-crypto bill with hard jail-time for bitcoin users. The undergraduate course, which is entitled Blockchain Architecture Design and Use Cases, is completely free unless you want a relatively inexpensive certificate. Cryptocurrency is hugely popular in India, and the government’s indecision on the blockchain is no doubt leaving many local enthusiasts confused. Building on Closed Blockchains? SWAYAM, or Study Webs of Active Learning for
For the crypto industry, attracting the next 100 million consumers to start using tokens as currency is going to require simpler access methods. The current process of exchanging a fiat currency (e.g., USD) to any cryptocurrency (e.g., bitcoin), is a multi-step process with lots of obstacles.
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Over the last 12 hours, cryptocurrency supporters across the globe have been celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the Bitcoin genesis block which was mined at approximately 18:15:05 UTC. Die-hard crypto enthusiasts believe the software released by the anonymous creator Satoshi Nakamoto has forever changed the way people look at money, and that the technology’s effect on the global economy will transform the course of history.
Blockchain courses are being adopted by more institutions as a way of teaching and equipping the next generation of crypto engineers to meet the ever-increasing demand for the technology and its applications. Now, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is gearing up to offer its first blockchain engineering course, thanks to a sizable donation from
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The University of Tokyo began offering a blockchain course at its graduate engineering school, thanks to an $ 800,000 donation from a consortium that includes the Ethereum Foundation and Japanese banking juggernaut Sumitomo Mitsui. The class — called the “Blockсhain Innovation Donation Course” — was rolled out on November 1 and will run through October 2021,
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“Big four” auditing firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC) is launching training programs to employees on blockchain and other nascent technologies. The two-year digital skills course, dubbed “Digital Accelerators” and said to begin in January, will train 1,000 employees on everything from drones, blockchain, and cleansing data to 3D printing, a news report from tech publication Digiday says. The
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As was to be expected after a few days of positive momentum, things are returning to normal for all cryptocurrency markets. This unfortunately means all currencies are going through another rough spell of negative market pressure. All five of the top currencies have lost value, with the XRP price facing the biggest setback of them all.
The XRP Price Dips Briefly
It is evident all cryptocurrencies have to go through a small correction after the sudden bullish trend late last week and earlier this week. Even so, a 5% setback or more is not warranted at this stage either, yet it is what most of the top currencies have to contend with right now. XRP Price watchers have noticed how the value has declined by 6.04% in the past 24 hours.
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Blockchain research and development company IOHK has announced that it has successfully wrapped up its second programming school, ‘Haskell and Cryptocurrencies’. The eight-week school, held at the University of the West Indies in cryptocurrency-friendly Barbados, saw IOHK train 10 university students free of charge. The school provided the students with theoretical and hands-on experience in Haskell, a rigorous programming language used for mission-critical applications and protocols, including the Cardano blockchain. In a related announcement, IOHK will donate $ 10,000 USD to the department of Computer Science at the University of the West Indies, where the course was taught, as well as $ 5,000 USD to the university’s Housing Services, and $ 4,500 USD to two students in scholarships and living expenses.