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UNIC Blockchain Programs

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is, by most measures, the leading university globally in the digital currency and blockchain field.

UNIC has long considered blockchain technology to be a fundamental technological breakthrough with significant financial and societal implications and selected it as one of its three interdisciplinary priorities across all schools and departments of the university.

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).

In 2018, UNIC was awarded the Biggest Contributor to the rise of Blockchain award, by The Blocks Awards.

A UNIC Story – Bryant Joseph Gilot

Watch a video of the real story of one of our pioneering graduates from the MSc in Digital Currency.

MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency – Online

The first and best degree program globally on decentralized digital currencies and blockchains (distributed ledger technology).

By participating in this program, students are positioning themselves to be part of an exclusive set of professionals in business/finance and IT that have a broad understanding of the financial, regulation, cryptography, game theory, and technology innovation markets that are enabled by blockchains.

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MSc in Metaverse – Online

The MSc in Metaverse is an interdisciplinary programme focused on preparing creators, developers, architects, social scientists, financial professionals, policy makers, and others for careers in metaverse design and management.

The Master’s curriculum includes UNIC’s flagship MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) “Free MOOC: NFTs and the Metaverse, which is the world’s first university course to be delivered exclusively on-chain and in the metaverse. The MOOC is taught by UNIC faculty and Punk 6529 – a deeply influential thinker on NFTs and the metaverse and one of the largest NFT collectors in the world – along with an incredible array of guests, including Balaji Srinivasan, Fred Wilson, Chris Dixon, and Beeple.

MSc in Computer Science – Blockchain concentration – Online

The Master degree in Computer Science advances the students’ knowledge in core areas of computer science beyond the undergraduate level and exposes them to current and emerging trends.

The program aims of the specialization in Blockchain Technologies focus on the fundamentals of digital currencies and the underlying blockchain technology. It also focuses on programmable smart contracts and the associated architectures such as Ethereum. It aims to prepare students on the possible impact of these technologies on various applications including those based on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet of Things.

Digital Currency

Taught by world leading experts Andreas Antonopoulos, Antonis Polemitis & George Giaglis and attended by over 110,000 students, the ‘Free MOOC: Digital Currency’ is the world’s first MOOC on Digital Currencies.

This MOOC covers both a technical overview of decentralized digital currencies like Bitcoin, as well as their broader economic, legal and financial context. Through this free online course, students get first-hand knowledge of what they are, why they exist, why they are so important for improving financial services, and more.

A UNIC Story – Tey El-Rjula

Watch a video of the truly inspiring story of one of our first MOOC students and his journey from refugee to blockchain entrepreneur.

NFTs and the Metaverse

An open introductory course to NFTs and the Metaverse, delivered on-chain and in the metaverse.

This course is taught by UNIC faculty and @punk6529 – a deeply influential thinker on NFTs and the metaverse and one of the largest NFT collectors in the world – along with an incredible array of guest panelists and lecturers.

The course is free to attend, and you can register by minting the course NFT (free + gas); students who would like a certificate of completion from UNIC pay a small fee.

Academic Certification Programs – Online

Online Academic Certification Programs that consist of three courses of the MSc in Digital Currency and are taught by the same world-class instructors.

Academic Certification Programs

  • Blockchain Financial Analyst Certification
    BLOC-516 Principles of Money, Banking and Finance
    BLOC-526 Emerging Topics in Fintech
    BLOC-527 Open and Decentralized Financial Systems
    BLOC-528 Token Economics
  • Blockchain Business Analyst Certification
    BLOC-512 Blockchain Systems and Architectures
    BLOC-514 Emerging Topics in Blockchain and Digital Currency
    BLOC-515 Blockchain and Entrepreneurship Management
  • Blockchain Developer Certification
    BLOC-521 Digital Currency Programming
    BLOC-522 Smart contract programming
    BLOC-523 Permissioned Blockchain Programming
    BLOC-524 Cryptographic Systems Security
  • Blockchain Regulator Certification
    BLOC-528 Token Economics
    BLOC-513 Law and Regulation in Blockchain
    BLOC-525 Emerging Topics in Law and Regulation

Meet Our Students & Alumni

Stefan Loesch interviews Yael Tamar

Listen to our industry expert, Stefan Loesch, interview Yael Tamar, CMO and Partner at Solidblock.

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Yael Tamar
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“Digital currencies and blockchain technology will radically transform our lives in the coming decades. Not only will banking and financial services be greatly disrupted, but new and innovative forms of collaboration will be enabled—immune to censorship and permissionless by design. I am ecstatic to be part of history, graduating in the first cohort to receive MSc degrees in Digital Currency. With their world-renowned MOOC and graduate programs in this cutting-edge field, the University of Nicosia is blazing a trail for future FinTech business leaders. My favorite part of the program is the diversity of the students and instructors, literally from all corners of the world, yet sharing the same deep passion for this ground-breaking technology. “
Paul Jones, Class of 2016, Researcher at CryptoIQ
“I am the first woman in the world to earn this degree and I am so proud of it. It enabled me to acquire the necessary technical expertise for carrying out my research on blockchain, governance and public policy. It has been a valuable opportunity for professional growth.”
Marcella Atzori, Ph.D., Class of 2016, Political Analyst and Researcher, University College of London, Reasearch Center for Blockchain Technologies
“The Masters in Digital Currency program by the University of Nicosia is a great way to get a competitive advantage in the new financial order.”
Jared Carty, Class of 2016, Crypto.solutions
“Graduating from the world’s first Masters in Digital Currencies has acted as a catalyst towards a successful career within the industry. Connecting with highly motivated peers and industry leaders, you develop a deep understanding of the technology which becomes invaluable towards advocacy and leadership within this emergent ecosystem.”
Rupert Hackett, Class of 2016, General Manager, Bitcoin.com.au, Board Director, ADCCA (Australia Digital Currency Commerce Association)
“We, the blockchain enthusiasts are many times rushing through the mutating crypto-space at a fast pace. Having a structured master class that University of Nicosia provides, helps keeping you right in the center of activities, with the helpful support of fellow students, sharing our experiences from all parts of the world.”
Gregor Borosa, Class of 2016, Founder at exa2.net
“The UNic program expanded my knowledge of the digital currency space. The classes were taught by respected staff within the industry and were well worth it.”
Bryan Adkinson, Class of 2016
“While traveling across 4 differnt continents, I was able to obtain a Masters Degree in Digital Currency, which landed me my dream job! Thank you to all the professors, TAs, students, and all the people behind the scenes that helped make for such a powerful experience!”
Griff Green, Class of 2016, Slock.it
“The MSC in Digital Currency presented by the University of Nicosia was a fantastic experience, really opening my eyes to the endless opportunities which Digital Currency presents in Africa.”
Rodney Trubshaw, Class of 2016

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