A University in Brazil Launches Cryptocurrency Master’s Degree Program

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Master’s Degree Program in Cryptofinance launched by Brazilian University

In Sao Paulo, an institution is launching what has reported as Brazil’s first Master Degree Program in Cryptofinance. The course comes in the midst of an expanding embracement of cryptocurrencies on the part of the Brazilian Universities, with subjects related to digital currencies increasingly being consolidated into mainstream tertiary finance studies.

Sao Paulo-based Fundacao Getulio Vargas {FGV} has declared that it claims is the country’s first Master’s degree course in cryptofinance.

Program organizer at FGV, Ricardo Rochman, highlighted the need for greater educational resources to be made available on the subject of digital currency, saying:

“It is a market with a profound lack of people with expertise. Cryptofinance has economic and financial fundamentals that are worth discussing, researching, and [being] taught.”

Twenty-six-year-old economics student at FGV, Michele Araujo, verified the advantages to studying the markets from a  non-speculative perspective, saying “There is a conceptual gain of knowing both the practical applications of the technology and cryptocurrency as an alternative investment.”

Digital Currencies incorporated in Economics Studies

A year ago, the Faculty of Economics and Administration at the University Of Sao Paulo incorporated digital currencies into its Derivatives units –  which was pioneered by Professor Alan de Genaro.

Professor Alan de Genaro said:

“Some issues have to be presented even though the [student] does not go to work in the finance market. People have to understand which factors are beneficial and which are not suitable [regarding cryptocurrency].”

Brazilian Students Form Start-Up/Study Group.

Brazilian Students have also stepped up and built up Blockchain Insper, as per local media, “a combination of [a] study group and [a] junior company.”

Blockchain Insper was built over seven months ago and is reported to have set up a partnership with five companies operating in the digital currency industry who gives professional serving as mentors and consultants to the group.

The group was started by two economics students – Juan Perpetuo and Felipe Santos.

Mr. Perpetuo stated:

“We had the humility to understand that there is no point in doing something on our own.”

Mr. Felipe Santos added:

“We thought we could create a hub that facilitates entry for all students and has a bias of innovation that sets us apart from a junior company.”

Presently Blockchain Insper has 23 members, who are split into research teams studying business, finance, and technology and department tasked with the management and execution of strategy, content, marketing, and events. All students are associated with both practical and research activities.

Nishanth Shetty

Nishanth Shetty is a technical writer, author and a crypto-advisor working at Cryptofame. Based in the city of dreams, Mumbai, on the west coast of India. He holds a bachelors degrees from Mangalore University. Nishanth has a myriad experience of technical writings for tech brands. His interests include technology, travel, and food.