Various economics faculties at Brazilian universities are involved with crypto currencies. In addition, there are many research projects and master’s courses on the subject worldwide. The Brazilian university Fundação Getúlio Vargas in São Paulo is starting a Master’s programme focusing on crypto currencies.
Cryptos arrived at Brazilian university
According to reports, the Brazilian education system is preparing its students for the coming era of crypto currencies. Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV), a university in São Paulo, has now announced a Master’s degree in Cryptofinance. The Brazilian pioneer course follows the example of top US universities such as Duke, Cornell or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which already have a range of crypto courses on offer. New York University (NYU) also started crypto courses in 2014.
Blockchain enjoys a high demand worldwide, and this step follows only the demand of the education market. With this Master’s programme, FGV would therefore like to train professionals who can lead the start-up ecosystem in Brazil. The course also teaches students how to create their own crypto currency.
It is a market with a profound lack of people with expertise. Cryptofinance has economic and financial fundamentals that are worth discussing, researched, and taught
says Ricardo Rochman, Program Officer of the FGV.
Blockchain incubator started
Meanwhile, a group of 23 students has founded the so-called Blockchain Insper. This is a kind of incubator in which new technologies and business models in the blockchain area are being developed. In addition, partnerships exist with five blockchain-based companies. This led to mentor programs for students.
We had the humility of recognizing that we can’t do it on our own
explains João Perpetuo, a 23-year-old economics student and co-founder of Blockchain Inspers.
Inspired by the Berkeley University initiative, the group also organizes courses and workshops on crypto currencies. They will also soon offer consulting services to customers.
The Faculty of Economics & Administration of the University of São Paulo (FEA-USP) has added another module “Cryptocurrencies” to the course “Derivatives”. Here students learn about Bitcoin, the comparison of cryptos to Fiat and how the markets react to these assets.