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Today, the labor market offers many vacancies related to cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Banks, financial, legal, insurance and IT companies create entire departments for the development and implementation of products using new technologies and actively recruit employees.

First of all, the employer looks at the existing work experience, but you can improve your qualifications by taking short-term courses or getting a full-fledged higher education, writes RBC Crypto.

English-language courses

University of California at Berkeley (The University of California, Berkeley)

Harness the power of blockchain and cryptocurrencies

The program gives an understanding of the essence of cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, applications (Dapps), and also analyzes PoS and PoW algorithms in detail.

Duration: 3 months;

Start: at any convenient time;

Price: $200.

MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application

The program studies the long-term impact of blockchain technology on business, and its relationship with other innovations

Duration: 6 weeks;

Beginning: June 29, September 7, November 16, 2022;

The price is $3.5 thousand.

Duke University

Decentralized Finance (DeFi): The Future of Finance

The course of lectures provides a deep understanding of both the infrastructure of decentralized finance and leading applications.

Duration: 6 hours;

Start: at any time;

Price: free.

Stanford School of Engineering

Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technologies

The program covers the technical aspects of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, smart contracts, the economic component, as well as application development.

Duration: 2 months;

Beginning: August 29, 2022;

Price: $1,595.

Educational programs in Russia:

Lomonosov Moscow State University

Cryptoeconomics and Blockchain Technology

The professional development program is designed for specialists in the field of cryptocurrencies and investments. The classes study blockchain technology, as well as the analysis of the ICO mechanism.

Duration: 72 hours;

Beginning: July—August 2022;

Price: 40 thousand rubles.

St. Petersburg State University

Fundamentals of distributed registry technologies

Students of the course will be able to immerse themselves in the blockchain ecosystem, learn to understand the nuances of the functioning of the technology by the example of its practical application, as well as create their own project and test it.

Duration: 2 weeks;

Start: as the group is recruited;

Price: 30 thousand rubles.

Training Center at Bauman Moscow State Technical University “Specialist”

Blockchain and Crypto Assets — An Introduction to the Crypto Economy

The course explains concepts such as blockchain networks, cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrencies, exchanges, futures, options, smart contracts and decentralized applications

Duration: 8 hours;

Beginning: June 7, 2022;

Price: from 10.5 thousand rubles.

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT)

MIPT Master’s Degree in Blockchain Technologies

As a result of the training, knowledge will be gained on the theory of blockchain (models, consensuses, vulnerabilities), cryptography and tokenomics

Duration: 2 years;

Start: September 2022;

Price: free for state employees, for the rest 390 thousand rubles a year.

Novosibirsk State University offers its students the following elective programs lasting from 100 hours:

“Introduction to Distributed Registries and Blockchain technology” for bachelors;

“Cryptographic projects” for masters;

“Cryptography and Cryptanalysis” for graduate students.

Business Incubator of the Higher School of Economics (HSE)