A series of noteworthy events took place last month in the crypto scene, from the London School of Economics announcing the availability of a new online cryptocurrency course to the surging ICO volume that has beaten the record for 2017. All of these events reinforce the increasing growth and global acceptance of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
London School of Economics Introduces Online Course
The London School of Economics announced that it would introduce a new online course next month. The course is called Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption. The course will run for six weeks, during which the students will learn how cryptocurrencies and blockchain will shape the future of money, industries and the society at large.
First Blockchain-based eSport Launches
A multiplayer strategy game known as Gods Unchained will use blockchain technology to provide gamers with trust-free ownership of all items they purchase or earn in games. The co-founder of Fuel Games, James Ferguson, stated:
“As the games industry switches to asset-driven revenue models, players have a more urgent need than ever for guarantees about the value and tradability of those assets.”
ICO Volume in the First Half of 2018 Has Doubled All 2017 ICOs
According to the report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Swiss Crypto Valley Association on the volume of initial coin offerings (ICOs), there were a total of 537 ICOs in the first five months of 2018 with a volume of USD 13.7bn. The total volume, according to the report, was larger than all pre-2018 ICOs.
CFA Announces Introduction of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Topics
CFA Institute also announced that it would introduce topics on blockchain and cryptocurrency in 2019. It was reported that the CFA has added the topics as part of a new section known as Fintech in Investment Management after industry players showed an increasing level of interest in them.