Demand for Bitcoin online courses explodes by 300%

The number of people signing up for online Bitcoin and cryptocurrency learning courses has skyrocketed in the wake of COVID-19.

With the pandemic forcing a global trend of lockdown and quarantines, millions all over the world have sought refuge online. Daily routines are fractured, and many are left wondering how to fill their now-abundant time. As a consequence, online learning courses have soared in interest—and people want to learn about Bitcoin.

Popular online learning platform Udemy told Decrypt it saw a fourfold increase in demand for its Bitcoin and cryptocurrency courses in the past month alone.

Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency and remains the largest to this day. Image: Shutterstock.

“What we see on the Udemy platform is that demand for Bitcoin/cryptocurrency-related courses has quadrupled in the past month,” a spokesperson said.

Coursera, a service that collates courses from universities worldwide, similarly saw a huge uptick in Bitcoin-based classes in the last four weeks, compared to that of the previous year.

“In March, we saw a 293% increase in the total number of enrollments on our platform and a 200% increase for Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Bitcoin courses specifically,” a Coursera spokesperson said.

It’s not exactly surprising. While stuck at home, online courses are a way to stay productive without leaving the house. 

Photographer Radi Konstantinov told Decrypt he was looking for an online course to learn more about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. 

“I’ve always enjoyed tech but never had any formal training.” He explained. “Last week I started learning JavaScript on Udemy in an effort to expand my skills, so far I’m really enjoying it and given my interest in crypto/blockchain the next logical step is learning about the blockchain framework and smart contracts,” Konstantinov said. 

“Even though the courses are short, it would be difficult to do this if life were in full swing,” he said, adding, “This is why I’m taking the…

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