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Classroom adoption of bitcoin and cryptocurrency continues to grow, and Texas A&M is now the latest US college to offer a bitcoin course to its 74,000+ students.

The news was announced Jan. 13 by Texas A&M Mays School of Business Associate Professor Korok Ray, who will teach the Bitcoin Protocol course to students in the College of Engineering and Mays Business School when the spring semester begins in January. 17.

Ray noted in a 4-part Twitter thread that “Bitcoin Programming” will follow the Bitcoin protocol, where students will learn to “build a Bitcoin library from scratch.”

The professor added that it was no easy feat to gain approval from the school’s relevant curriculum committee, which came after “months” of hard work.

A lack of crypto education has been cited as a key barrier to taking adoption to the next level, according to crypto researcher Josh Cowell, who suggested that it could improve a person’s financial literacy if done right.

Cointelegraph reached out to Ray to ask how many students have enrolled in the class, but did not immediately receive a response.

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The legal and regulatory implications of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies are now being taught in US colleges as well.

Thomas Hook, an adjunct professor at Boston University Law School, recently told Cointelegraph that the law school is now offering a “Crypto Regulation” course for students interested in learning how crypto-savvy lawyers and crypto companies can best navigate the regulatory uncertainties. as they seek to accomplish their tasks. goods and services market.

“It’s meant to expose future lawyers to the potential issues they may see and the many approaches and regulations that exist as it relates to crypto. [and] different [issues] that crypto companies can face around the world.”

Other universities now offering cryptocurrency courses include Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Oxford University, National University of Singapore, Cornell University, and the University of California, Berkeley.