Despite the fact that much of 2018 has been bearish in terms of price action in the cryptocurrency markets; many in the cryptocurrency community are extremely bullish because of the numerous catalysts that are set to occur.
This not only includes the launch of cryptocurrency platform Bakkt, which will allow institutional money to enter the cryptocurrency markets, but also the fact that Fidelity Investments, one of the largest asset managers in the world, is launching an institutional platform for Bitcoin and Ethereum, as well.
However, there is a more forward-looking metric that one can use to determine interest in blockchain and cryptocurrency. Are young adults interested?
The answer appears to be yes, as universities and colleges are now offering blockchain and cryptocurrency courses to meet the demand in interest when it comes to blockchain technology. This isn’t a fluke, either, as blockchain courses are now offered at some of the most revered educational institutions in the world, such as Stanford, Cornell, and MIT.
Emin Gun Sirer, an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University, stated: “Usually when you have five to a dozen students in a class, you’re teaching a popular class”. However, on the first day that he arrived to teach a class on blockchain technology, there were 88 students waiting. He said, “It was pretty interesting to see that level of interest”.
The trend shouldn’t be too surprising, as there are more cryptocurrency-related careers available than ever, many of which offer competitive salaries. Both large and small companies are offering more jobs that require knowledge of blockchain technology than ever, who are interested to see how this technology could help give their company a competitive edge in their sector.