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New training programs in blockchain and cryptocurrency spheres. The Australian ASIC has hardened the rules for ICO. Record bitcoin turnovers on the Chicago stock exchange.
The new technologies are forcing schools to modernize their own programs. The University of Dublin presents a course whose graduates will receive the Blockchain Master’s Degree. As early as September, the students will start online studying of a new discipline. Programmers and specialists of secondary professions who already have a Bachelor’s Degree are invited to study.
As far back as two years ago, three universities from the Ivy League (namely, Yale, Wharton and Haas) launched courses on blockchain and cryptocurrency learning. In early June, it was reported that a similar course was started by the University of Pennsylvania. This is where Fintech study begins with the support of Vanguard, CommonBond and Square. The lack of experts in blockchain and cryptocurrency spheres forces schools to develop and start new programs.
Continuing Traditions in Cryptocurrency Education
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has published the new rules for the initial coin offering (ICO). It imposes harder requirements for organizations that attract customer funds via blockchain. Currently and in most cases, before ICO you will need to be licensed by ASIC.
Moreover, the company’s location will not be of importance. If it conducts business in Australia, a permit from the regulator will be required. An exception is the release of tokens by non-financial organizations. However, in this case, ASIC will control attraction of financial resources.
According to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), a new record has been set in cryptocurrency trading: 5,190 contracts were sold on May 28, which is the absolute maximum for the entire existence of the trading platform. The weekly increase in turnover of bitcoin futures contracts amounted to 7%, which reflects the buyers’ increased interest.
The Bitwise report states that investors are showing buyers interest specifically on regulated contracts. So, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust is now quoted at $ 11,600. This is more than a third higher than cryptocurrency real value. These data indicate that the major players are confident in the further continuation of the upward trend. Therefore, Vinny Lingham, the Head of the Civic Company, is confident that BTC/USD will soon rise above the level of $ 12,000.