Draper University, the tertiary educational institution created by famed venture capitalist Tim Draper, has teamed up with ZapChain, a growing network for Bitcoin professionals, to build a free online course on Bitcoin.
The course is designed for individuals who are new to the Bitcoin space or do not have a technical understanding of the digital currency.
“The largest problem in the Bitcoin adoption world right now is education and this is the best Bitcoin education course online,” said Adam Draper, CEO of Boost. “It answers all the questions by giving access to the experts in the Bitcoin space, no one else has done this in a quality way.”
According to the university, the online course will bring together a host of contributors, including entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and engineers from Silicon Valley, all operating in the Bitcoin space.
“When I found out that Draper University was making a Bitcoin course, I knew ZapChain needed to get involved. Bitcoin is an amazing technology that can enable innovation in so many areas of the world and I’m very proud of what we have created. I can’t wait to see the new products created by people who take the Bitcoin Course,” said Matt Schlicht, Co-Founder of ZapChain.
Draper University was the first educational institution to accept bitcoin as a form of tuition payment and wanted to create this course to make Bitcoin more approachable.
Launching in 22 October 2014, the university hopes that the course will help the Bitcoin ecosystem gain more exposure and understanding.
Venture capitalist Tim Draper, co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Venture Fund, launched Draper University in 2013 as an innovative school for entrepreneurs, offering both residential entrepreneurship programs and an online program for entrepreneurs from around the world.