From now on you can study Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Blockchain, ICOs, Smart Contracts and other crypto-related subjects at these Spanish-speaking universities.
Several Spanish-speaking countries start offering crypto-related courses at universities.
One of them is the Universidad de Alcalá, a state university based in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid. The institution is a UNESCO World Heritage and given that it was founded in 1293 it’s considered one of the oldest universities in Europe.
The course offered by the Spanish University is dubbed “Master in Ethereum, Blockchain Technology and Crypto-Economics.”
The course is designed for “Professionals, students or those interested in learning about blockchain-based technologies from an integrative perspective of technical, economic, social and legal aspects,” as the university describes on its website. “The objective of the study is to provide comprehensive training in the field of blockchain technology, DAOs and smart contracts, including cryptocurrencies as a special and transversal case, from a triple perspective: technological, economic-financial and regulatory.”
Going forward, we identify Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), also a public higher institution based in Madrid, Spain. The course offered by UAM between 18-20 July is called “Blockchain: from cryptocurrencies to business networks.”
“In this course, the technical foundations of the Bitcoin blockchain will be introduced, with an eminently practical approach, showing its limitations and placing special emphasis on the problems it poses regarding the intelligent management of records and their authorship,” according to the university website.
“As solutions to these problems, the concept of smart contract and its implementation and use will be introduced in Ethereum and Hyperledger. Finally, in the context of a roundtable, possible models and business networks based on blockchain will be discussed.”
The third one is Universidad Europea Madrid based in Madrid, Spain. The private institution that records over 16,000 students annually will launch its 6-month postgraduate crypto course in October. The program will focus on Bitcoin and blockchain.
“When you finish the course you will be able to analyze in a critical way the technical and legal viability of solutions based on blockchain technologies and to develop integral projects related to cryptocurrency,” as detailed on the website. “You will be a professional in the technology sector capable of identifying innovative opportunities beyond the conventional use of technology, adding value to any company in the ICT or financial sector.”
The Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires (ITBA), a private institution based in Argentina, will organize its crypto course dubbed “Cryptoeconomics: blockchain intelligent contracts and cryptocurrencies,” from 11 July to 26 September.
“It is designed especially for people who start from scratch or with very basic knowledge and who want to learn the reasons, mechanics and disruptive opportunities at a monetary, technological level and as a form of investment that is in the present and future in the world of crypto-economies,” explained the university.
“The program is aimed at anyone who wants to start and acquire the basic and intermediate knowledge to understand the world of cryptocurrencies, tokens, ICOs, smart contracts and the different types of blockchains.”
The Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) based in Caracas, Venezuela is also one of the universities offering crypto-related courses. The program is already part of the institution’s system, being called “Cryptocurrency, blockchain and business in the new economy, opportunities and challenges for management and business.”
The course will run from 20 July to 29 September and will last for 60 hours. The main topics are “bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and the evolution of money … international experiences in the regulation of bitcoin and blockchain technology.”