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NYU Prof: Bitcoin May Be "Dangerous Pricing Game"

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2017 has been a watershed year for bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general. The bitcoin price has soared to record levels, and initial coin offerings have raised more than $1 billion in funding. Cryptocurrency proponents allege this rapid growth stems from increased recognition that this technology presents an almost limitless number of use cases. Critics compare bitcoin to the 17th-century Dutch...

Bitcoin Event: NYU Hosts Symposium on Cryptocurrency

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This March, New York University’s Department of Media, Culture and Communication plays host to a symposium on cryptographic currencies such as Bitcoin. The symposium follows a trail that has already been blazed by other institutions of higher learning that have included cryptocurrencies into their courses or are planning to do so in the near future. Some of the institutions that have begun to...

Princeton Joins NYU: Bitcoin Courses Will Teach Students About Bitcoin

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As we've been following for you here at CCN, plenty of people are curious to learn more about Bitcoin. It was the fourth-largest "What is" search on Google last year, and this means the interest in Bitcoin is definitely not defined by its US Dollar price. Education is the biggest obstacle Bitcoin faces, both now, and in the future. With that in mind, some of the most prestigious schools in the...

A Day in NYU's Course on Cryptocurrencies

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Last week, I got the chance to sit in on New York University's  (NYU) class on cryptocurrencies. The course, led by finance professor David Yermack and law professor Geoffrey Miller, is offered jointly by both the Stern School of Business and the NYU School of Law. As one of the only cryptocurrency courses offered in the world, these students could shape the future political and financial...

NYU prepares classes on CryptoCurrencies

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If you're involved with the exciting world of Bitcoin, you know just how fast things are moving and how incredibly complex every situation is. On top of that, very few actually understand the cryptocommunity. Well, a new class of graduates may be about to enter the obscure regulatory world of Cryptocurrencies. Two professors, David Yermack of the New York University Stern School of Business and...