The master’s degree in Blockchain technology will be offered by the University of Malta. The first batch of students was admitted this month, October. The project has been given maximum support by the government of Malta.
In 2017, Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, unveiled a plan to make Malta one of the leading global players in Blockchain technologies. This was followed by lawmakers making changes to legislation that relaxed laws governing the cryptocurrencies market.
The results were instant and in the coming months, big players in the blockchain industry were already moving ashore. Binance, the leading cryptocurrency market, was the most notable company to move into the country. Other players also continue to move into the country, and two years after the plans were unveiled, more companies are also looking into moving into the country.
Introduction of Blockchain Master’s Program
Now Malta, the undisputed ‘Blockchain island’ in the Mediterranean is also introducing Master’s Degree in Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT). The University of Malta has taken the initiative to be the first university in the country to offer a Master’s Program solely focused on cryptocurrencies.
The program started this year with the first slot of students reporting to the University in October. 35 students have already been enrolled in the program, the nation’s first-ever DLT-specific masters program.
The program is only one of the few around the world that offers DLT specific studies. Most countries have stayed away from technology with some going as far as banning it. Malta, on the other hand, has embraced Blockchain and everything that comes with it.ensuring that the
Education system in Malta is diversified
The government offered 300,000 euro to the program and indicated that it was committed to ensuring that the education system in the country is diversified. They also commended the efforts being made by the University of Malta terming it as progress in the right direction.
The course is expected to train students on blockchain law and regulation, business and finance, and information and communications technology. This will help bridge the gap that exists between the business community, lawyers, developers, and entrepreneurs.