New York-based blockchain analysis company, Chainalysis, is expanding access to its Immediate Bitcoin fundamentals certification program to the broader professional community.
Announced July 23, the company said its Chainalysis Cryptology Fundamentals Certification (CCFC) would henceforth be open to financial services professionals, government employees and the business community at large.
Previously, the course had been limited only to clients using Chainalysis investigations and compliance products.
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As one of the highest profile analytical companies in the blockchain intelligence industry, Chainalysis develops investigative tools that enable companies, governments and law enforcement agencies to monitor transactions on blockchain platforms and track suspected illicit activities.
The CCFC program was designed to provide an industry credential to participants and give them a fundamental understanding of crypto currency technology, an understanding of the major players in the field, use cases and the functions of crypto currency in relation to the traditional financial system.
A new generation of crypto professionals
The CCFC course offers two days of training – for now via the web due to the coronavirus – focusing on group discussions, practical exercises and case studies. Anyone can apply, and those who complete it will receive a two-year CCFC credential, which will be issued in the form of a digital certificate and LinkedIn badge.
Tim Simpson, a compliance analyst at the Bittrex crypto exchange, said:
„Most individuals don’t have the time or the technical expertise to filter out the endless amount of information about cryptosystems and focus on what matters. For those with non-technical training or those who need to quickly catch up on how crypts really work, the CCFC course provides a focused, well-organized, and active learning experience.
Jason Bonds, chief revenue officer of Chainalysis said that as cryptomonics and blockchain technology enters the mainstream, the course aims to disseminate a deep understanding of this technology that will be „crucial to its safe and successful adoption.
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Public and private educational opportunities on blockchain worldwide
As previously reported, many higher education institutions worldwide launched their own internal blockchain labs, research centers, and degree and certificate programs – including MIT in the U.S. and the University of IT in Copenhagen.
Last year, the French Ministry of National Education announced plans to integrate an educational module into its secondary school curriculum covering topics such as Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptomontages.
Ripple also continues to add partners to its global University Blockchain Research Initiative, including universities in the United States, China, Singapore and Brazil.
In the venture capital sector, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) offered a free seven-week introductory cryptology school to provide guidance in areas such as product and technology design and legal/regulatory best practices.
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This year, the Africa Blockchain Institute was planning to open Rwanda’s first blockchain technology school, which would offer five new courses for local developers, professionals and policymakers.