/ Center for Innovative Finance
“Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptoassets” course goes Open Access, reaching over 1000 students from 66 countries
Only two weeks after the announcement that the University of Basel Bachelor’s level course is openly available online, it has reached over 1000 registered users from 66 countries.
The University of Basel’s Center for Innovative Finance (CIF) decided to make its introductory Blockchain course open access. Lecture videos, problem sets, slides and end-of-chapter questions are freely available on cryptolectures.io
The University of Basel has been offering Blockchain courses since 2017. From courses on Bitcoin and Public Ledgers or Smart Contracts to seminars diving deeper on more advanced topics: Students have many opportunities to learn the foundations of this promising technology. A highlight is also the annual Blockchain Challenge, where in a hackathon-inspired format, real-world challenges from industry partners are tackled by groups of students. Attracting students also from outside the Faculty of Business and Economics, the courses have received nominations for several teaching awards.