Stanford University to Offer Cryptocurrencies Course in September Through Cyber Security Program

stanford pictureRecognizing the need for advanced engineering to ensure privacy and protection of digital assets, the Stanford University School of Engineering in Stanford, Calif. will offer a new course on this subject in September. The course is called Crypto Currencies: Bitcoin and Friends (CS251). The course will run from Sept. 21 to Dec. 9, 2015.

“The technology behind Bitcoin and other crypto currencies can be an indispensable tool for protecting information,” said Dan Boneh, a professor of computer science at the school who will be teaching the course. Boneh said virtual currency has the potential to revolutionize business payment transactions.

The course will be available online to students enrolled in Stanford’s Cyber Security Graduate Certificate program.

“Stanford is actively working to address the world’s cyber security challenges. It’s an exciting time to study with us and gain vital skills needed for today’s cyber workforce,” said Boneh.

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Course Focuses On Technical Aspects

stanford-wordmark-red@2xAccording to the course description, the new course covers the technical aspects of engineering

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