There are a number of factors that need to be put in place before blockchain and cryptocurrency can fully reach their potential on the world stage and one of these factors is education. This is because a lot of the pushback towards blockchain and cryptocurrency stems from a place of ignorance as many in the general public and even prominent individuals do not quite understand how it works and this leads to them dismissing it. Thankfully, a number of efforts have been made to educate the public about blockchain and cryptocurrency such as New York University and the University of Tokyo offering blockchain-related courses.
It seems France is catching up on this as it was announced that a new module will be introduced to high school students in France that will cover blockchain and cryptocurrency in the future.
Blockchain Comes to School
It is no surprise that France is embracing this initiative as the country has been quite pro-blockchain and cryptocurrency in the last few years as a €500 million grant was approved by the government for blockchain development and France has a particularly comprehensive crypto tax code. This new initiative is been developed by the French Ministry of National Education and as a result, high school students will be taught about cryptocurrency and how it will impact the French economy.
In addition to this, the high school teachers will receive three videos that will aid in this explanations and these are titled “Is Bitcoin the currency of the future?”, “Can Bitcoin replace the Euro?” and “Do you have trust in your currency?”
As part of the coursework, students will be required to compare crypto and fiat as currencies and this intern will aid them in having a basic understanding of both and how they will impact the world. Naturally, this course is not a means to create crypto experts but it is important that the students have an understanding of cryptocurrency as they leave school seeing as crypto will likely become an important part of the world economy in the next few decades.