A Department for Education (DfE) spokesperson neither objected to the idea of cryptocurrency nor indicated any intentions to add the topic to the financial literacy curriculum element within UK schools during an interview.
The DfE did expose improvements to the UK curriculum that may contribute important basic skills to the youth with an interest in the sector:
“We have introduced a rigorous new mathematics curriculum and made financial literacy compulsory for 11 to 16-year-olds. […] In addition, our new computing curriculum ensures pupils will have the broader knowledge and skills they need to go on to specialize in cutting-edge technologies and become actively involved in using and creating their own digital technology.”
And though the UK has no plans to introduce blockchain and cryptocurrency into its schools yet, some countries are recognizing its value and responding accordingly.
University of California, Pennsylvania, New York, and Stanford are now providing university-level courses and degrees. In 2016, the UK’s Cambridge University became the first to add blockchain to its Masters in Finance degree. On the other hand, the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, became the first to launch an MSc Degree in Digital Currency.