Recently, the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) completed its certified courses on blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT).
The course has been taught to the university’s students in a computer science class by the College of Creative Studies. A non-profit entity, Blockchain Acceleration Foundation (BAF), requested for this course. Many students, blockchain development professionals, and professors are interested in the adoption of DLT.
The co-founder of blockchain development efforts at UCSB and the president of the BAF, Cameron Dennis, declared that there are fewer opportunities for students to learn more about the innovative technologies except for blockchain despite DLT popularity.
In a meeting held in UCSB’s administration, Dennis tried to convince the university professors to provide a computer science course to learn more about blockchain.
Dennis revealed about his goal of teaching blockchain use-cases to the computer science students to disrupt established institutions of the society. The UCSB’s students will learn various topics in the course of Decentralized Ledger Technology like blockchain mechanisms, Bitcoin, Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM), solidity, stablecoins, smart contract development, zero-knowledge proofs (ZKPs).
On August 28, 2019, a report by the 2nd annual Coinbase on higher education was generated in which 56% of the top 50 universities are providing one or more courses on blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The computer science courses focus on blockchain, business, finance, economics that covers topics on DLT and cryptocurrencies.
The university’s professor, Murat Karaorman, as well as other top expert speakers from blockchain firms, taught this course. The research scientist at Protocol Labs, Evan Miyazona, was also one of the speakers. He offered DLT courses to university students. He said that blockchain projects and distributed applications reshape the industries. These tools help in building more collaborative shared systems with secure decentralized data storage networks.