A decentralized ledger, useful for storing data securely, experts predict that blockchain technology will automate numerous tasks, and upend banking, healthcare, and education. Buzz aside, to the true believers, there’s nothing blockchain can’t do. Blockchain technology is now being used to track produce from farm-to-store, fund journalism, cast absentee ballots in elections, and more. Blockchain enthusiasts believe it holds the answer to practically everything: poverty, cancer, copyright management, protecting consumer information, storing scholarly articles, etc. Governments and corporations alike are intrigued by its potential.
With blockchain in demand, so too are college courses teaching the topic.
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