In January, Tiffany Britt made an unusual callout on a private parenting Facebook group. Would any of the other moms in the group be interested in pooling funds together to invest in bitcoin, she wondered? At the time, the Los Angeles stay-at-home mother was eight months pregnant and caring for a toddler. She'd dabbled in cryptocurrency herself and had made a small but admirable profit of a little over $1,000 — not bad for a newbie. But she wanted to go bigger, so she put out the call on Facebook. The response was surprisingly positive: Roughly 30 moms sent Britt money —$20 here, $100 there — to garner varying shares of the pot's ownership. When all was said and done, she'd raised $1,400 to invest in bitcoin and bitcoin cash.
Up Next in Culture
Topping our list, Stanford continues to build on its reputation as a well-rounded leader in the field. Past interdisciplinary courses like “Digital Currency and Cybercrime," have allowed students from Stanford’s renowned law, business, and computer science schools to collaboratively study the subject. Stanford has also established itself as a magnate for well-known professors in the industry. Kathryn Haun, a former federal prosecutor and now general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, taught a management class called “Cryptocurrency” alongside Susan Athey, a world-renowned economist.
CoinDesk Ranks the Top 10 US Blockchain Universities and Colleges
The new university will cost $19,200 per year, and the school is hoping to onboard world class teachers by offering competitive salaries and benefits. Although this cost seems high as compared to many universities throughout the world, it is over $10,000 less per year than the average private university’s tuition, with some estimates placing the average tuition at $32,400. Joshua Broggi, the founder of Woolf University and a research fellow at the University of Oxford, spoke to ABC News about the avant-garde university experiment, saying:
World’s First Blockchain University to Open Doors Next Year
A team of researchers from Oxford are aiming to open the world’s first blockchain university later this year that will heavily utilize blockchain technology
NewsBTC - Cole Petersen
Join in on the conversation with Alex Masters Lecky when you subscribe to CRYPTONICLES.