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University of Nicosia

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is the largest university in Cyprus, with its UNIC is, by most measures, the leading university globally in the digital currency and blockchain field. As the first university to offer a course on cryptocurrency, a free online course Introduction to Digital Currencies, taught by Andreas Antonopoulos and Antonis Polemitis, the MOOC has enrolled over 20,000 students from 83 countries since 2014. UNIC’s MSc in Digital Currency was the first academic degree programme in the world in this field. UNIC is the first university in the world to offer instant, electronic authentication of its certificates. Each certificate fingerprint has also been added to Bitcoin’s blockchain. This leading role in academia has been recognized by blockchain industry publications in their evaluation of UNIC’s position among universities involved in the field – CoinDesk (#1, 2016), the Merkle (#1, 2017). UNIC organized DECENTRALIZED 2017,2018 and 2019, a major conference in Europe focused on the business and political implications of blockchain technologies

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