Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital company, released its list of instructors for a free 7-week cryptocurrency startup school, which is slated to begin in February of 2020.
The company announced on December 11th that qualified experts, investors, builders, and entrepreneurs in the blockchain and crypto industry would teach students the lessons they’ve learned as well as share information and ideas for new projects that will launch them into the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.
Top technologists such as Chris Dixon, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, Dan Boneh, Stanford University’s professor of computer science, and the co-founder and CEO of Coinbase, Brian Armstrong, as well as other top entrepreneurs, are among the list of instructors who will be teaching the 7-week program.
Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) mentioned previously that payments will not be accepted from students, as their goal is to hasten the development of current blockchain-based projects and inspire future talent to be a part of this sector.
Blockchain Curriculum Surges in Popularity Across the Globe
France is embarking on educational modules for their high school curriculum that cover both cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin. French teachers will be required to teach a beginner’s course that will help students understand how Bitcoin has impacted global economies, including France.
Coinbase, one of the largest cryptocurrency trading platforms, conducted research that showed over 56% of the world’s top 50 universities offer one or multiple courses on blockchain technology or cryptocurrency.
The research further concluded that the number of students who have taken crypto or blockchain-based courses has doubled over the last year and that many colleges are offering student organizations for crypto or blockchain technology.
There is a high school in Mexico that offers a business course in blockchain that students are graded on. The American Institute of Monterrey’s academy head, Hatem Mabrouk, has taught this course for over two years. The course uses analytical data apps to create business models and come up with trade bots that are based entirely on blockchain technology. Mabrouk’s goal is to help his students gain financial independence one day.