Wharton School Opens Online FinTech Program

  • Wharton School launched a new program to educate students about blockchain technology, amongst other forms of fintech.
  • Wharton School is responsible for launching the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance.

To keep the cryptocurrency industry afloat, there is a need for constant progress to be implemented. The only way to do that is with new developers, and the WhartonSchool of the University of Pennsylvania has decided to be a part of it. According to a recent press release on May 30th, this school launched a new online program that aims to offer education on financial technologies, which includes digital currencies.

The program, which is presently called “Fintech: Foundations and Applications of Financial Technologies,” offers case studies and lectures for students to review. The topics involved include payments, blockchain technology, crowdfunding, cryptocurrency, and other topics. Along with the lecturers from the university itself, the course includes speakers from various leaders in the industry, including speakers from Square, CommonBond, and Vanguard.

A senior director of Wharton Online, Anne Trumbore, said that this program is just one way that the university is taking a stand in fintech education. The release states that Wharton created the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance, which researchers fintech, along with many other establishments that have brought in blockchain and other technologies to their curriculum.

Bahçeşehir University collaborated with Boston’s Northeastern University to open a blockchain center, offering support and education on blockchain technology. Last month, blockchain consortium Bloxberg welcomed the National University of Colombia, furthering their efforts of broadening

“the scientific landscape of regionally and nationally governed blockchain networks to become the first truly globally maintained decentralized network by scientists for science.”

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