Sao Paulo University Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) says they are soon going to offer a Masters Degree in Cryptofinance through their economics department as an effort to “prepare students for the coming era of digital currencies”.

Program coordinator Ricardo Rochman said that the crypto market is one that lacks a lot of qualified people. "We have economic and financial foundations within crypto finances that are worth discussing, researching and teaching," Rochman said.

FGV isn’t the first to begin offering such a topic or focus of study, and it’s quickly gaining acceptance among many major universities around the globe. For example, New York University began offering classes on the subject of cryptocurrency back in 2014. A few other top tier schools began offering courses in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cornell, Stanford and Princeton.