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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 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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The Story Behind the UNIC Story

Free MOOC on Digital Currencies

Taught by world leading experts Andreas Antonopoulos and Antonis Polemitis, and attended by over 30,000 students, DFIN-511 is the world’s first MOOC on Digital Currencies.

Introduction to Digital Currencies 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.

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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.

Online Professional Certification Programs

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

The UNIC Blockchain Professional Certification Programs are designed for students that wish to become competent blockchain professionals but do not wish to embark on a full academic program.

We offer three Professional Certifications that can help jump-start a career as blockchain business analyst, financial analyst, or developer.

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Professional Certification Programs

  • Blockchain Financial Analyst Certification
    DFIN-513: Open Financial Systems
    DFIN-522: Regulation and Digital Currencies
    DFIN-524: Blockchain Technology and Applications
  • Blockchain Business Analyst Certification
    DFIN-522: Regulation and Digital Currencies
    MGT-523: Principles of Disruptive Innovation
    MIS-536: Emerging Topics and Practical Considerations in Blockchains
  • Blockchain Developer Certification
    DFIN-524: Blockchain Technology and Applications
    COMP-530: Cryptographic Systems Security
    COMP-541: Digital Currency Programming

Online Professional Certificate Courses

Online Professional Certificate Courses are 6-week self-paced online training courses, designed to allow students to specialize on specific issues.

We offer Professional Certificate courses on a variety of specialized topics. Our courses are taught by leading faculty and industry practitioners and are constantly updated to keep up with current technological and other developments.

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Professional Certificate Courses

  • Blockchain, Law, Regulation and Policy
  • Security Token Strategy
  • Applied Forecasting
  • Blockchain and Energy
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain Strategy

Stefan Loesch interviews Yael Tamar

Listen to our faculty member, Stefan Losech, interview Yael Tamar, CMO and Partner at Solidblock.

Stefan Loesch
Co-Founder
CryptoCustodian

Yael Tamar
CMO and Partner
Solidblock

“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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