High school students in France will learn about Bitcoin.
French high school students will soon learn about Bitcoin, after the French Ministry of Education has added the cryptocurrency to the Economics and Social Sciences degree program.
Le Ministère de l’Éducation Nationale (the French Ministry of Education) described the inclusion of Bitcoin in the curriculum and pointed out how it will use cryptocurrency to help students think about the characteristics of money.
Given the youth of the students, Bitcoin will not be explored in great depth, rather it is an introductory overview to help students understand the notion of decentralization in the context of conventional financial systems.
As part of the course, the ministry has also created four explanatory videos, which include “Can Bitcoin replace the euro?” And “Is Bitcoin the currency of the future?”, To help students better understand how cryptocurrency works and how it compares to fiat money.
France announced the decision in June, but news about the new curriculum has been released this week by the media.
It should be noted that in recent years the offer of courses on Bitcoin in universities around the world has increased. According to Coinbase data, 21 of the top 50 universities in the world offer courses on cryptocurrencies.
French President Emmanuel Macron has long pressed for advances in technology and innovation, hoping to make France an international superpower in both areas, and his efforts have apparently paid off since Paris recently surpassed Berlin in terms of capital raised by new technology companies.
Earlier this year, Macron commented on the potential of blockchain to make the agricultural industry more transparent, during a speech at the International Agriculture Fair, held in Paris. Even in December 2018, a parliamentary proposal was presented that asks the French government to integrate distributed accounting technology (DLT) in the improvement of public services, as well as the creation of a national cryptocurrency.
While French high school students may not become fully developed Bitcoin experts, teaching young people on the subject of cryptocurrencies, decentralization and the monetary system will benefit them and the economy in the future.
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