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poquito_kale

So the use-case is employing university professors? :-P


kryptoNoob69420

This post absolutely doesn't make sense. Would have been better if OP just titled the post as list of colleges and universities teaching blockchain technology.


vivamii

The title will hold more weight when universities actually start accepting crypto as payment. I hate to be cynical but tbh universities have classes on the most random things (usefulness questionable) as long as they can rake in that tuition.


Seraphinwolf

Best critique on the post. Because for forever, even though it seems like a joke, you really can take high level college course on like Neon Genesis: Evangelion. Then again some people need a college level explanation and/or exploration on EVA.


rose_gold_glitter

This post basically says "so you think blockchain has no use case? Well, allow me to not present one. Checkmate".


Kronk_if_ur_horny

Yeah non sequitur. Op might be getting a feature on r/buttcoin for this one.


Lilcheeks

Yea this feels like a buttcoin honeypot lol


meeleen223

They gonna have a field day with this


makebbq_notwar

It’s a lot to unpack, might need a full mini camp.


vstipic23

You mean we are gonna have a field day. 😉 Being a hodler with a rather high stake in crypto and enjoying buttcoin subreddit is actually a rather healthy way to deal with this bear market. If you can laugh about it, you will be better off dealing with all this shit.


hillboy_usa

Smart way to farm some karma tbh


afaylenesky

op is secretly an agent for r/buttcoin playing 4d chess


Laughingboy14

Damn, I'm jealous


SaneLad

He did it! It's officially on r/buttcoin now.


smoketheevilpipe

Yeah pretty sure half of those schools offer underwater basket weaving too.


goblomi

"Egyptology has no use case except selling degrees to 18 years olds in Egyptology. The only job you can get with the degree is to be a professor of Egyptology" edit: https://i.imgur.com/tKQ70hF.jpg yes I know I embellished it some.


DislikesUSGovernment

This is a false equivalency. Preserving history and learning more about the past is also culturally important. I don't think I can say the same about crypto, and the ability to generate worthwhile products with it is equally dubious. Im pretty cynical on the crypto space, but I do think having a course on it is valuable in a CS track as an elective as the whole point of college is to do a deep dive into things you are interested in. But "people are teaching it = a use case" for a technology is pretty big reach.


TheGoluxNoMereDevice

Yeah trying to compare humanities academia which people absolutely never get into to make money to crypto which people literally only get into to make money is absolutely laughable cope.


You_meddling_kids

But what if we put history and the past... *onto a blockchain?*


ImpossibleCanadian

They also offered courses on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. https://www.sfu.ca/outlines.html?2017/summer/engl/383/d100


Kolintracstar

Yeah, well you thought art was dumb, well my university offers a class on painting while drinking wine.Check mate athiests.


frstrtd_ndrd_dvlpr

He thought everyone in this sub doesn't read past the title, he didn't know only 99% do that.


NevadaLancaster

Like so many industries


nicky_thermos_dick

Just like general ed’s and a large amount of liberal arts degrees. Just because universities offer them doesn’t give it the stamp of approval of a good useful degree


AbstractLogic

Education is for profit. Thus they will offer what ever profits them. They will happily sell you under water basket weaving if you are dumb enough to pay for it.


lebastss

I didn’t know about this kind of dd. Time to invest in some underwater basket weaving companies. They offer that class at every community college.


emilvikstrom

The common theme with these courses seems to be the study of holding things underwater.


bigmean3434

Those actually make baskets, so create use items.


7HawksAnd

Baskets are non-fungible too. Actually BRB, starting a new disruptive financial system. If anyone else is interested in my IBO (initial basket offering) please DM for courier service information to transfer your gold and claim your stake.


Squirll

Lets not forget schools also offer "Liberal Arts" degrees... Im halfway joking. But just because a college teaches it doesnt mean that it has value, just that the college thinks they can profit from the subject.


CryptoBehemoth

So it's just like philosophy then!


wanfanji556

"You can teach anything." - Anonymous


SigSalvadore

I got my degree in Philosophy, so I could teach philosophy to other philosophy students.


GotYourNose_

So the fact that the military still had a cavalry until 1942 meant that soldiers on horseback were relevant until then? Of course not. Schools have classes on various inane topics like pop culture, Seinfeld etc. That doesn’t make crypto currency a good investment. If the Wharton School of Business studied the Beanie Baby craze of the late 1990s would they be a good investment? Adopting blockchain technology doesn’t make crapocurrency relevant nor necessitate use of the currency. The only folks that have to use that technology are bad actors i.e. illegal drug sellers, ransonware victims etc. Crypto doesn’t fulfill a need (besides committing crimes and hiding same) and is based upon the creation of play money to “pay” people to solve useless math problems - it sounds so much like a pump and dump scheme.


Cravensworth_redux

Universities offer Golf Course Management degrees. I wouldn't read too much into this.


MaximumSandwich5

Golf courses don't manage themselves!


Laughingboy14

I honestly think managing a golf course is probably quite difficult (and a lot of the customers are quite rude)


AlbertoVO_jive

Think about how hard it is to keep a good looking lawn. Now expand that over like 100 acres and factor in your pushing that lawn to the absolute brink to what it can tolerate in terms of wear and tear, where it can grow, mowing, disease, insects and the economics of trying to manage all those things. It takes a small army to keep a golf course looking good. It’s a pretty brutal job. I work in the chemical side of the industry and golf course superintendents are some of the most stressed out people I’ve ever seen. You need to really love golf and really hate yourself. Not uncommon for them to work a few years at a course, get the boot, then have to start over somewhere else. Pay is pretty insane but they pay dearly for it.


HansTilburg

Not to mention gators on Florida golf courses


Underachievers23

Also don’t forget that managing a golf course is 0 hours per week 4 months a year and 90 hours per week the other 8 months (I live in Minnesota) The course I play at is a public but a really good young pro and the head groundskeeper who was educated in landscape and environment sciences. It makes a difference. The course and greens are consistently in better conditions.


Womec

Depending on the golf course it requires a small army to keep it running properly.


CamelSpotting

My brother's bestie majored in sports management and while he did party most of the time it was apparently a pretty decent business education and with no connections got hired by our MLS team before even graduating,


bulgarian_zucchini

There's even a university called Trump University.


javyn1

Scam college, went belly up fast, all the "professors" did was try to push high interest credit cards to the students, and con them into buying supplemental materials.


dread_beard

Sounds like a number of crypto courses could fit right in! "Welcome to Rug Pulling 101, students!"


owa00

Taught by tenured Professor Do Kwon.


Zeryth

Why does this sub become 100x more based the moment the prices go tits up?


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Rock_Strongo

Golf courses are way more complicated to manage than the average person (especially non-golfer) may think. And it's a pretty high paying job, would be well worth the degree if you landed one. That said this is still a pretty bad degree to get because of how few of these jobs actually exist and how many people want them.


Cravensworth_redux

Yus. This.


RocktownLeather

I got really into trying to make my lawn look good for a while. Grass science is actually kind of complicated at times. There are lots of different chemicals involved. You need to understand them enough to apply them properly, understand how they interact with each other, formulate schedules and understand the frequency of applications which is going to vary with both quantity of application and general weather. I am not saying it is rocket science. But I would respect someones knowledge who did that job really well more than I would someone with a business administration degree who understands nothing but the basics of everything.


GWsublime

That sounds like it would be pretty transferrable though? Essentially any hospitality or building management role would probably look favourably on that degree assuming it's about more than just the course itself (ie. Includes financials, management training, etc.).


crua9

This is exactly what I was thinking and about to say. Colleges are more about profit vs use. There is a shit ton of fancy sounding degrees where they promise you jobs and a better life, but give you NOTHING at the end of that road. Like I have a degree that heavily focuses on cyber security, and even required me to take FBI classes. I remember the director of FBI at the time when I took the class did some virtual thing (Comey) and he said they had openings and couldn't hire people because many couldn't pass a drug test. While he was talking I looked, and there wasn't a single job in it. A few weeks later I checked again, and same. After getting done with all my degrees NONE of the colleges I went to even spent an ounce of effort in trying to help me getting a job even after all the crap they promised in how the degrees will get me a good career, how they will help if I can't find something, and so on. ​ Also crypto and blockchain is 2 different things. Blockchain is a database. You can use blockchain in medical information systems. But you can't use crypto like that


Fuckingfademefam

Yeah I heard getting into cyber security is hard as shit. You need to have like 10 years of experience doing other IT jobs before anybody will ever think about hiring you for a cyber security position


crua9

More than less yes about the 10 years experience. But it is worse because I flat out heard heads of major companies talk about how it is cheaper to pay ransomware than a team of cybersecurity experts. That there is no guarantee that there will even be a cyber security problem, and cyber security doesn't make the company so they don't need it. Like hospital groups even said this. So what it comes down to is you are stuck working for a bank, or your cyber security job is really desk help with desk help pay, but you have to stay on top of things if there is a problem and find problems before they are. And if you want to be fully remote then you basically need to be a CIO or know the right people, and you're talking about tens of jobs in a given state. The entire thing is bs for how much political people and companies pushed they needed this skill. It's like a political person telling people in the mountains to learn to code when there is 0 coding companies and jobs in a driving distance


Fuckingfademefam

Yeah it’s like when politicians pushed STEM degrees for years. When in actuality the jobs or more in TE. There are people with PHD’s in biology or chemistry making $15-$20 /hr. Going through 10 years of hard studying just to get the opportunity to get a job in a lab struggling living Paycheck to paycheck has to be depressing. Making the same as people with high school degrees in the same lab!


crua9

So I asked about if UBI would help in a group (just because I was bored at the time). One person answer with a PHD and they live with their parent https://np.reddit.com/r/aspergers/comments/vi7e79/does\_anyone\_else\_feel\_like\_ubi\_programs\_will\_go\_a/ If you're disabled like I am, what happens is burnout is extreme and most of us don't make it through college. Like 35% of us actually end up getting a degree if I remember right, and from that 85% of us end up unemployed or under-employed. So it's a 1000x worse depending on the person.


joshman211

This isnt the way though.... The way to get in is to get into the company in general then weasel your way into the job you want after you know folks.


johnsnowthrow

Nope. I've worked with tons of security engineers fresh out of college. It's not hard, it's just different.


hungryforitalianfood

Weird example. Definitely a legitimate career.


Womec

And? Do you know how to take care of a giant field of grass that isn't supposed to exist in nature? Do you know how to deal with sometimes Billionaire customers? Do you know how to rotate greens? Advertise? Mangage memberships? Events? Tournaments? Caddies? Scheduling?


Loud-Planet

I mean, it can be a lucrative position, my friend is a golf course supervisor in NJ and he makes 6 figures.


fusterclux

Do you think golf courses get magically managed lmao. Someone’s gotta do it, and it’s a lucrative field


bobby_zamora

Well Golf Course management is useful...


sheytanelkebir

And that's an actual useful course.


jenkumboofer

instructions unclear, I am now holding Golfcoin


Cravensworth_redux

Bullish on golfcoin! Wedge and Pitching Iron based tokenomics are the new Napster.


Routine-Detail-5576

That is 100x more legit than most crypto is. Golf courses exist and people actually play them


nicky_thermos_dick

Idk that actually sounds like a pretty decent degree. You manage the lawn crew, diseases, watering schedule… golf is a big $$ sport. A guy i knew managed the pro shop or whatever at a major PGA course, idk exactly his position but he made like quarter million $ a year.


HansTilburg

They see more green than we do.


Ernest-Everhard42

I got a buddy making a killing in the industry.


Cravensworth_redux

I imagine it's highly lucrative if you are one of ones that gets a job in it. The broader point was really that courses are available in anything and everything. I think people maybe think I hate golf now 😂


Accomplished-Data177

Ya more important than elective courses: Harvard Yale Stanford U Penn and other Ivy Leagues conceded that they are **institutionally buying** Bitcoin.


RocktownLeather

I mean I wouldn't pay a lot of money for the degree, but you technically just proved OP's point. Since there are many many golf courses in the world and they need to be managed properly. Both from a financial standpoint and a turf management standpoint. AKA there are jobs in the field since there is money in the utilization of golf courses. Of all the degrees you could have picked, this is kind of a stupid one, at least in terms of making the point.


dactyloides

Lol. Golf is a 90 billion dollar industry and a highly complex business.


Jon00266

Herp derp golf not real


DrSpacecasePhD

[“ You take drugs, Danny?”](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVT-1A1rENQ)


xhinobi

That’s a high level job honesty. I worked as a waiter at a fancy golf course and this dude at times did my job as well as micromanaged every other position. It’s overwhelming and I tip my hat 🎩


BeardedMan32

Are you calling Golf courses a Ponzi with no use case? I think golf courses and the management of them to be a legitimate endeavor.


GaryBettmanSucks

Carnegie Mellon offers a course on the history of Rock and Roll. Not even hating, but "there's a university course on it" is not a high bar to clear.


J_Hon_G

A combination of this career and blockchain would fit great in Trump’s university .com online institution


Sufficient_Nature368

This


R0GERTHEALIEN

That doesn't really prove there's a use. Hell, there's tons of useless courses that colleges offer.


BestCelery263

Yeah, the university courses teach how it works. Nobody is disputing that blockchain works as a technology. The critics are saying that blockchain has no significant real world application.


VoDoka

> The critics are saying that blockchain has no significant real world application. And OP's post didn't refute that criticism one bit.


PlayActingAnarchist

And if you ask the folks who teach this sort of class, they tend to believe that compelling applications blockchains are relatively few and far between, with cryptocurrencies on the list but not necessarily the most compelling/plausible thing on the list. Source: I've taught or co-taught such classes; I've received north of $2 million in government funding for blockchain-related research that including "outreach" and "education" components; I'm friendly with the folks who teach these classes at most of the institutions listed above; I peer review tons of blockchain papers, many of which use blockchain to solve a previously solved problem less efficiently and less elegantly; I've proposed a few systems that actually use blockchains "correctly" in the past, and managed to weasel some of my ZKPs into a multi-billion dollar/bull-market surviving privacy coin.


DaveN202

Don’t break his heart. Don’t do it. He’s stretching as is


Maleficent_Plankton

I've taken several of the university courses, and **they also teach that the utility of blockchains is limited and full of forced-use cases** Obviously, you haven't taken these courses. Otherwise, you should've known that


Zeploz

>I think it's only a matter of time before we see an explosion of adoption in this space. Adoption doing what? I mean, you also just said: >it leads me to believe there's something there worth exploring. So, adoption of a vague 'something'?


Cravensworth_redux

Bullish on something


Charliejr_5

🐂📈


Zerei

lol that is some heavy copium lmao


Slainte042

The critics are mainly aimed at the currency aspect, not that much about the blockchain tech.


hirasmas

Yeah...the idea of decentalizing currency seems good. Then you realize with cryptocurrencies you've basically traded Government controlling currencies to nameless and faceless whales controlling currency. And once crypto reached a basic level of mainstream acceptance participating anonymously is basically a thing of the past. So, now you have cryptos controlled by faceless whales and all sorts of regulations around buying and selling legally. The promises of crypto are becoming increasingly hard to believe.


Kramer7969

I hope this isn't a stupid question but why is a decentralized currency a good idea? Nothing prevents collusion in pricing or value if it's decentralized. I honestly don't know what in a day to day basis the fact that my currency is centralized means anything other than it's consistent in what the value and purchasing power has.


hirasmas

Ostensibly I think the argument for decentralized currency is along the lines of, if there is inflation, or if stocks collapse, or if there is Government upheaval...then a decentralized currency could remain safe from these issues... But, that theory has been tested this year with high inflation rates, war, stocks dipping, etc....and it's basically shown that when these things happen people aren't MORE likely to rely on decentralized currencies, instead they seem much less likely to rely on these currencies. I've been a crypto holder since 2016 originally buying ETH around $90, I held through the last major dip, and I'm still holding now (unfortunately). I really believed in the grand ideas of crypto 6 years ago. It was mostly nerds in it for the tech that believed it could lead to positive change. But, I've now seen so many pump and dump schemes, so much manipulation, so much fuckery from institutional investors, etc. that I've basically lost any hope for crypto to offer positive change at scale. I think blockchain tech will be used by existing corporations and Governments in some new ways, but I don't think many of the crypto companies will thrive 10 years from now.


666NoGods

Crypto is never going to be an inflation hedge. 1. Miners could always vote to fork the coin. Bitcoin miners could decide they don't want to mine a protocol with decreasing block rewards, especially with declining prices and mining being more expensive than ever. 2. Does any asset that goes up 1000's of percent in a few years really a good hedge against inflation? Especially if that asset is potentially propped up by other digital money, like USDT.


shivering

It's only a good thing if you are hoping to live in a libertarian dystopia, or are fleeing a hostile government and need to get your funds out. Otherwise, there's really nothing to stop you from losing your ass, and nothing to help you if you do. We've seen that it's not impervious to the effects of inflation, and most of the current exchanges / networks aren't really decentralized.


MaximumSandwich5

I've seen a lot of people argue the opposite (not my viewpoint). A lot of people argue that blockchain tech is looking for solutions to non-existent problems and that the currency aspect is the only real useful part due to privacy (xmr and co, untraceable payments) decentralization and finite supply (BTC, inflation hedge, inability to print at will unlike fiat, etc).


noratat

Because "blockchain" doesn't have a concrete meaning, and people end up using it refer to very different things. As a professional software engineer with a decade of experience, I feel _very_ confident saying public cryptocurrency-style blockchains have virtually no legitimate use; the quintessential solution in search of a problem. Permissioned "blockchains" (which most of the time is just another way of saying distributed merkle trees) can be useful, but aren't really that new of an idea either (just repopularized), and are functionally a completely different technology.


YamahaFourFifty

This is true, blockchain ‘solutions’ use cases for 99% is completely unnecessary. People think decentralization is absolutely necessary for everything and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Decentralization is crucial to digital universal currency. That is why BTC just works and is ‘future proof’ to an extent as far as value is concerned because decentralization for digital currency / store of value is absolutely necessary and what brings it value. And as the POW network continues to expand it’ll only become more secure. Decentralization for literally everything else is just trying to create a necessity that isn’t necessary.


baked_salmon

Can you explain the part about how decentralization is why BTC “has value”?


makebbq_notwar

Working in supply chain I see a lot of proposed uses for blockchain and the vast majority or just replacements for old EDI protocols like EDIFACT or X12. For those the first question after the pitch is done is always, some version of how is this better and cheaper than an API? The other uses are usually around replacing original documents, like cargo-x, which somehow scammed the Egyptian government into requiring their service to replace emailing pdf documents with uploading pdf documents into their portal.


Keyenn

BTC is absolutely not "future proof" when USA can just outlaw companies doing USD- CC exchanges. It wouldn't outright kill it, but it would be forced to go underground, be massively crippled, and burrow any dream of mass adoption.


Pancrat

You can study anything at a lot of universities though. That’s the point of them, to sell you knowledge


Zealousideal-Spot219

Wow, too much effort to present nothing.


Cryptcunt

Universities are businesses. If there's sufficient demand then they will sell the product. It has nothing to do with "usefulness"


Laughingboy14

I definitely felt like I was being milked for revenue lol


funtik1252424

have you enrolled for a cryptocurrency course in any of the top universities?


Stompya

To be fair, cryptocurrency is an interesting topic to study. That doesn’t necessarily mean crypto is useful in itself but the social cesspool on some subs is academically fascinating.


CryptoDad2100

Use case... Crypto: want to see a magic trick? I'm going to make this portfolio disappear. And it's gone!


Saucy6

"Do it again!"


Slow_Stable5239

For my next trick, let me introduce Luna 2.0


Fit-Boomer

StableKwon has entered the chat


partymsl

"you know, I love things collapsing"


Theweebsgod

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afzdcd

haha, In most cases it's just pump and dump but some coins like ethereum definitely has some use case.


RitualCircuit

I have a useless degree too, who gives a shit?


Tralalouti

Universities also offer Egyptology courses although you probably have to teach it yourself to students at a university to make a living out of it


teddy_002

a literal pyramid scheme


prepbirdy

Even though you brought up top unis teaching the topic, you still didnt explain what actual use it has. Edit : forgot to add my point, Sound like appeal to authority.


pwnography2135

While I don't disagree with your point, this argument is very weak


-Rookery-

I'm curious about what uses have arisen for blockchain tech. Been looking for a decade.


BitSoMi

> crypto-critics make is that it has no use-case, is a ponzi scheme, and a blockchain is a less-efficient database "its the future bro" doesnt count as a usecase though. i still struggle to come up with a good usecase for crypto in general but been around a while. certainly has characteristics of a ponzi scheme as most dont care about whats actually been built, they just want it to sell higher at some point into sweet sweet fiat.


Vehement00

My art teachers didn't like Flash animation but it was commonly used back in the 2000s in projects so everybody had to learn it. Now ppl don't really use Flash anymore. I'm not saying Crypto is like Flash, but its use case is very limited at the moment. And one thing we have to remember: the crypto space recently lost a lot of money from poor tech and bad players in the field so there's a lot of trust issues atm. Terra Luna, Celsius, Axie's Ronin Bridge hack, Wormhole hack, all the recent stablecoin depegs, and etc... I don't know how much that is, but recently something like $1 trillion dollar left the cryptosphere. Ppl complained about corporate bailouts, but there was a lot of bailout going on in crypto recently. Bitcoin will stay and thats for sure


SodaCanBob

> My art teachers didn't like Flash animation but it was commonly used back in the 2000s in projects so everybody had to learn it. Now ppl don't really use Flash anymore. Flash is dead, but plenty of the concepts used in it and learned through it are definitely still relevant in other apps like Toon Boom's Harmony and Moho.


Shoddy-Hand-3500

Because, as we all know, universities only offer courses and degrees for relevant, applicable subjects that you use can use to get a job


balancing_shorts

First of all, in a lot of cases this is just a money grab. Also blockchain technology adoption does not necessarily mean adoption of the crypto ecosystem as you know it. There are quite a lot of industry applications that involve private blockchains within a company (e.g. IoT applications). A lot of industry use cases look for blockchains, but not public, decentralized, permissionless blockchains as you know them. They want private, centralized, permissioned blockchains within their organization and they will likely have an implementation project which they pay for in FIAT. Widespread blockchain education and adoption does not necessarily have to pump your bags.


CalinLeafshade

This is not the win you think it is.


Lurker7783

Not a great argument. US universities are notoriously known for offering useless courses.


Maleficent_Plankton

I've taken some of these blockchain courses and found them to be very useful ... Especially since they teach you that blockchains aren't particularly useful in most situations.


nmahajan142

Im a firm believer in the tech, but just because colleges have started providing access to programs, doesn’t mean anything. It’s extra cash in their pocket. They also have an immense amount of bullshit programs that get you no jobs in the real world. I’d take advantage of hype as well to bring in more cash. Schools aren’t in the business of teaching, they’re in the business of making money and getting funding grants that’s it.


bobby-jam

I have a degree in music technology. It’s largely useless.


Cryptizard

I teach a course on blockchain at a university and I tell my students it has no use. That doesn’t mean it isn’t a fun thing to learn about. And it is a good example of how modern cryptographic protocols can work. Many of the things taught in college “have no use.”


No_Flow_6863

A college offering a course is not a use


Haaans

Unfortunately this supports the argument that crypto is useless 🤣🤣🤣


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89Hopper

>stuff like elliptic curves that don't have much real world value or use Not sure if you are serious or making a good joke in a crypto sub. Elliptic Curves are used in cryptography in general and even used in the Bitcoin ECDSA Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm.


kdoughboy12

Nah everyone knows that math is useless in the real world


hammtron

Gender studies has no use case, but they teach that. Just saying your argument is kinda wack.


Laughingboy14

Additionally, just because a university teaches it, doesn't mean it is correct. I remember one of my professors taught a whole course on TA, even though he thought it was all nonsense. This is all just an argument from authority, which is a major fallacy.


SuitandThaiShit

Lmao exactly, this post is straight up embarassing and proves the exact opposite point. Why not make a list of actual real world use cases and ways this tech can benefit companies and society? Perhaps because there's really not too much there, apart from a bunch of vaporware with empty promises and some lovely "projects" offering decentralized solutions for stuff that already works perfectly fine. They sure as fuck all know how to shoehorn in their own speculative wankcoin, don't they?


PoopedMuhPants

Downvoted. It doesn't matter if unis offer courses. You did not demonstrate any real world uses of the technology


TheDiscomfort

In my opinion one of the reasons people think that, including myself to an extent, is from seeing the “ecosystems of dapps” being developed on blockchains. They’ll show like 200 dapps and 190 of them just seem to spit out a shit coin or swap a shit coin for a shit coin and the other 10 are exchanges where you can swap for multiple things. It’s beyond redundant at this point


digswonderlust

“The Films of Keanu Reeves” was a course taught at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.


MarqDuesPaid

Harvard had a course on solving the Rubic’s Cube… college credit should not be a measure of validity.


Doggo_Is_Life_

Just because a university has a course on it, doesn’t mean a damn thing. There are classes on hero psychology, beer science, ice cream, Harry Potter, Judge Judy, Star Trek, and surviving a zombie apocalypse. There are ridiculous money grab classes out there for nearly everything nowadays, and every course subject I just mentioned is actually offered by top research institutions ranging from UC Berkley and Harvard to UMich and Penn State.


WyrdNine

Universities are businesses selling education in whatever there is demand for. They would sell turd polishing degrees (which is possible) if enough people would buy it.


weatherandtraffic

You're not proving anything.


MK2809

I've always wondered what is taught on these courses, would be fascinating to know the depth of them.


hfmed

The Coursera course I followed (from Princeton, if I'm not wrong) started with Diffie-Ellman, later investigating Merkle Trees, then went to explain blockchains and possible applications and implications regarding the tech, with occasional optional exercises (mine is a gross approximation, I left out a lot). One particular thing I remember is the lesson regarding various ideas to reuse heat created by miners. It was a bit outdated (2014) but pretty satisfying as well. Also, it was free, so all in all great!


365Dillweed365

I learned about crypto at Crash U. Still working on my degree.


scrittyrow

Currently watching MITs course with Gensler from 2018. It's great to hear perspectives from the past and also from before the great inflation.


FractionofaFraction

Wasn't the internet originally designed simply as an information sharing tool at a university / research facility? Web 1.0 as it were?


Scaramoosh1

Well college is also a scam but I get it


carnageta

There’s a lot more universities offering astrology courses, and we all know how useful astrology is. Lol


New_Orange96

I have one more for such people. While you accusing crypto, banks enabling deposits and withdrawals in USDT. Just saying.


rwang411

That means nothing. Colleges and universities offer Harry Potter courses as well


scringobingo

I went to a university that offered a blockchain course - mainly to appear innovative and use as a selling point for starry eyed CS freshmen. This says nothing about utility and everything about hype.


heated4life

Colleges and universities have been scamming people for years. Why stop now?


cooldaniel6

Pretty sure some colleges offer courses in Klingon also so this ain’t a great argument lol.


scifisociety

Sooo it’s useful because colleges offer courses? MF have you heard of sociology?


terp_studios

Just because a university offers a course on it doesn’t mean it has a use…they offer some pretty stupid stuff.


B33fh4mmer

I get what you're trying to say, but all you've made a case for the use of blockchain is that it can be used to pump university profits


PopDukesBruh

Also Reddit University


sjo75

Username checks out: this is the most Timmy shit ever


Anthony3000789

How is this a use case? 😂 they also have classes on gender studies


3mmy

That’s called ‘A Scam’.


HotNeon

Terrible argument. These institutions offer courses in what people want to study, not what they think is useful. I have seen degrees is surfing and Madonna, doesn't mean they are a good idea to get into debt over


RockEmSockEmRabi

Not a very good use case tbh. Universities will allow whatever makes them money


partymsl

Universities dont have a use case either. Thats not really an arguement there are countless better ones.


PPsword

Wrong sub. Maybe try posting this over on buttcoin


Electronic-Tonight16

They have college courses about musicians and video games too...


LiquidSolidGold

Some universities offer a degree in "How to dress".


swagaliciousloth

Cryptos are useful if you want to track transactions in a system where no one can trust anyone else. So far that's all it's been used for as far as I know.


hungryforitalianfood

Not really the best defense. I mean, there are *entire colleges* dedicated to the liberal arts.


allprologues

There’s a difference between blockchain technology and crypto speculation.


ultimate_spaghetti

You know schools offer other useless courses? Look at the list below.


wenzlo_more_wine

Blockchain is an interesting technology in its own right. *Cryptocurrencies* have no use case right now, well other than stablecoins. The latter uses the former, but the [former can be used without the latter](https://www.ibm.com/blockchain).


blah23863

Just because a university offers a course on it doesn't mean it's useful. They offered courses in pokemon at the school I went to.


simmol

There is a difference between usage of blockchain vs need of coins/tokens. Most people who are in the know recognize the importance of blockchain and private blockchains are being utilized in many places. However, a lot of these utilities do NOT require coins/tokens. That is the status of the cryptomarket and these educational centers are focused mostly on the blockchain technology and not on the coins themselves.


WholeHogRawDog

These universities have been know to offer plenty of useless courses over the years.


msm0167

They also offer Gender Studies degrees. Are you asserting equal utility?


yldf

How the f does this get >200 upvotes? OP doesn’t even make a coherent point…


mrstealyoursandwich

I think op needs a reality check


WriterReaderGuy

Stanford also offers a class called: Music 8A - Rock, Sex, and Rebellion. This list means nothing lol


crispybluebills

Cool. Universities do a lot of dumb stuff.


ringofsolomon

Universities are businesses. They’ll offer anything trendy and package it into an overpriced program.


Past_Scarcity6752

Just wait until OP finds out that creative fiction is also offered at all those colleges


UniqueID89

Once again proving colleges are becoming useless, outdated, and overpriced.


KylerGreen

lol this has got to be a joke?


mcsonboy

Hahahaha this is like saying Theology should be taken seriously because it's taught in colleges. Ideological perpetuation does not equal a 'use case'


dougiem5

The 2018 MIT course can be found on YouTube , presented by a certain lecturer called 'gary gensler', now where have I heard than name before....🤔


KB_Sez

Here's the bottom line: yes, the concept and ideals of cryptocurrency and blockchain are useful and potential for use in many areas. Today's "Cryptocurrencies" are all a bunch of speculation investment tools where no one is seriously using it as a currency and not a single average person has or ever will use it as a transactional currency. The current batch are 99% speculation nonsense that are so unstable no one in their right mind would consider using them for actual currency. "Sorry ma'am, that $44 of \_\_\_\_coin you bought two days ago is now worth $3 so you can't even buy a loaf of bread" I have hopes in cryptocurrencies in the area of Micro Payments and perhaps a stable currency but it's not any of the crap being hyped right now.


OwItBerns

I took a 1-credit college course in bowling once. That class has more utility and practical application than any crypto course.


Apprehensive_Bison0

I think crypto can be useful but a college offering courses proves nothing, they would offer courses on how to breath if they could drum up enough interest


Drakeytown

There was probably at one time a similar list of colleges and universities offering classes in various paranormal phenomena. The fact that otherwise smart people got conned doesn't mean it's not a con.


buyingthedip

Colleges give out degrees in many useless things.


gaytechdadwithson

yeah well Blockchain does have uses. That’s why they’re offering your course on it. Cryptocurrencies however the jury is still out