CoinDesk Live: Can Old Schools Teach New Tech?

On Oct. 6, we'll reveal the results of our first CoinDesk U ranking of the top-20 universities for blockchain education. Here's how you can watch it live.

Sep 29, 2020 at 9:38 a.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 10:01 a.m. UTC

Universities are key to getting new industries off the ground, providing the infrastructure to take paradigm-shifting ideas to the next level.

In blockchain and digital finance technology, how do they measure up?

CoinDesk wanted to see how well universities are doing on blockchain. Over the last few months, we've gathered data on a host of metrics, from the courses in cryptocurrencies that universities offer, to whether they have dedicated blockchain clubs and research centers.

CoinDesk U, a ranking of the top-20 U.S. schools

During a special CoinDesk Live episode on Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. ET, we will release the results of the first CoinDesk U ranking. We are inviting students from around the U.S., as well as representatives from student club networks, the crypto industry and leading institutions, to discuss academia's relevance and support for Web 3.0.

The event comes at a time of unprecedented stress on the university business model, with many wondering whether pricey degrees still make sense, particularly during COVID-19 where the socializing benefit is lost. There are many skeptics of formal education in crypto, which tends towards self-help and collaborative learning.

CoinDesk Live: Can Old Schools Teach New Tech?

Watch live on CoinDesk.comTwitter and YouTube. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 | 4 p.m. ETSpeakers: Reuben Youngblom, Stanford1st panelWhitney Griffith, Microsoft and Howard Adam Patel, Loyola, TokenDaily and Midwest Blockchain ConsortiumArshdeep Singh, UT Dallas Blockchain Club Rob Klages, Gator Blockchain Club, University of Florida 2nd panelAshlie Meredith, MousebeltErick Pinos, Blockchain Education NetworkTyler Wellener, BlockVenture CoalitionCameron Dennis, Blockchain Acceleration Foundation
Hosts: Stephanie Izquieta, Ben Schiller


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