The University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkely) has launched a massive open online course, or MOOC, concerning decentralized finance to the public.
Starting from this fall semester, the course provides 16 weeks of lectures to the general public to satisfy “the aim of bringing college students and interdisciplinary experts together in Computer Science and Finance to discuss the rising space of DeFi,” in accordance with the official website.
“Over 1400 college students have enrolled on the course,” so far, Dr. Dawn Song, a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley, mentioned on her Twitter.
This MOOC covers a number of points, together with the introduction of sensible contracts, privateness in Defi, Defi Security and so forth.
This top-notch public university in the U.S and 8th greatest international academic institution in a recent Instances Greater Education rankings, has organized a Bitcoin-related introduction course throughout the spring semester earlier than the Defi MOOC.
UC Berkeley itself can be taking the world by storm within the blockchain and crypto sector. In May, the educational organized a public sale for bidding non-fungible tokens (NFT) from Nobel Prize-winning inventions.
In June, local media KQED reported the winning bid eventually came in at 22 Ethereum (ETH), around $83,430 based on the present value. The bidding was owned by FiatluxDAO, a group of university alumni who formed a Decentralized Autonomous Group.
The academy said 85% of the auction revenue would contribute to research funding and education-related, together with the vitality value offset by the mining process of the NFT. The school would additionally get 10% from any subsequent sale of the NFT.
Defi has grown to be one of the main progress sectors in the crypto ecosystem. Based on data provider DappRadar, the total value locked (TVL) in decentralized finance reaches $128.97 billion. TVL is a measure of the total value of assets committed to the Defi ecosystem.