Though there is enormous interest in cryptocurrencies and ICOs, the learning curve is steep and often confusing. Potential investors, traders and ICOs can be put off pursuing opportunities in the sector due to uncertainty over first steps and where to learn the basics.
A new online course from the London School of Economics (LSE) hopes to helpfully guide new entrants into an industry which can be “overwhelming for potential investors” as they try to “make sense of the different cryptocurrencies out there, and what they actually do.”
Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption starts on August 22nd and will last for six weeks. The expected workload is 7 to 10 hours per week and the fee is £1,800.
The LSE, which counts Mick Jagger and George Soros among its long list of notable alumni, says that the course will give individuals and organisations a “competitive advantage” through greater insight into “how the distributed ledger technology behind cryptocurrencies will transform major industries.”
Beginning with the fundamental questions of “what are cryptocurrencies and the blockchain?” Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption will move through topics such as the crypto ecosystem and the regulations and risks of digital assets. In addition to offering guidance on how to use cryptocurrency exchanges and wallets, the course will also teach how to “evaluate the analytics of an ICO (Initial Coin Offering).”
“Unique cryptocurrency taxonomy”
The LSE promises that its offering will present a “unique cryptocurrency taxonomy” for assessing any crypto asset. However, they are careful to note that though students should have a better grasp of the technology, regulation and risks of crypto-investing, there will be no “cryptocurrency investing advice, or investment or financial advice of any nature.”