An article published yesterday by Bloomberg claims that the CFA institute will be incorporating cryptocurrencies into its core curriculum from 2019.
The CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) diploma is arguably the most prestigious professional qualification within the field of finance. The inclusion of both blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies in its syllabus is being interpreted by many as another sign of the mainstream adoption of cryptos, particularly within institutional investment circles.
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However, whilst the news appears to have broken initially on Bloomberg before having been picked up by a large swathe of online publications that have since run with the story, no specific source has been cited by Bloomberg to validate the claim. And at the time of writing, there appears to be no specific mention of the development on the CFA Institute’s website either.
On the other hand, the CFA Institute has been known in the past to take a proactive interest in Bitcoin as well as blockchain technology more generally, the latter having been one of the institute’s core focuses of discussion during its Annual Conference in 2017.
“We saw the field [of cryptocurrencies] advancing more quickly than other fields and we also saw it as more durable,” stated CFA’s managing director for general education and curriculum, according to Bloomberg, before adding: “This is not a passing fad.”