Crypto College? Ivy League Institution Partners With Coinbase To Enable Digital Asset Payments for Blockchain Curriculum

Universities around the US are starting to pay attention to the rapid adoption of digital assets as crypto continues to steal the spotlight from the traditional financial landscape.

Today, the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton University of Pennsylvania announced its partnership with the crypto exchange giant Coinbase to allow students to pay for a blockchain-focused curriculum.

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Developed in partnership with leading blockchain economic consulting firm Prysm Group, the university’s six-week Wharton certificate program is designed for business and technology professionals seeking a crash course in blockchain and digital asset economics.

Students who participate in the program will reportedly be able to pay the tuition fee in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and the USDC stablecoin, a first for any Ivy League institution or US business school.

Some of the program’s key highlights include fundamental token valuation, case studies, and over 50 program lectures from Wharton faculty and industry experts.

Wharton professor Kevin Werbach acknowledges that crypto is here to stay and says that he wants students to be able to take advantage of this emerging asset class.

“Blockchain and digital assets are not going away. We hope to equip business leaders, consultants, and entrepreneurs to identify the value drivers of these innovative technologies and to give them the practical understanding to build solutions.”

Dr. Cathay Barrera of Prysm Group stresses that she wants this program to keep economics at the forefront of crypto education.

“From folks interested in learning how to assess and evaluate existing blockchain networks, applications, and digital assets to those looking to develop their own solutions utilizing the unique features of blockchain, this program focuses on the technology’s most overlooked principle: its economics.”

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