One of the world\u2019s most renowned business schools in the world has introduced an online course on financial technology, including cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. Wharton School, the business chapter of the University of Pennsylvania, announced the new course via a press release on May 30. The school described the new course as a show of its commitment to offering education that\u2019s relevant to today\u2019s rapidly evolving business landscape. The course, named \u2018Fintech: Foundations and Applications of Financial Technologies\u2019, will feature four areas of specialization. They include an introductory course on cryptocurrencies and blockchain. The school described the course as \u201cdesigned for individuals and organizations who want to learn how to navigate investment in cryptocurrencies.\u201d Students who take the course will learn, \u201chow to define a currency, analyze the foundations of digital signatures and blockchain technology in cryptocurrency, and accurately assess the risks of cryptocurrency in a modern investment portfolio,\u201d the school stated. Professors Jessica Wachter, a professor of finance at the school, will be among those who will guide the students. The course will also be available on Coursera. It\u2019s designed for \u201ccurrent students, small business owners and anyone interested in gaining a foundational knowledge of financial technologies.\u201d Other areas of specialization include payments, lending, crowdfunding, modern investing, insurtech, real estate and artificial intelligence. The school, which is the oldest collegiate school of business in the world, will also outsource from experts in the various fields. They\u2019ll include guests from marketplace lender CommonBond, investment advisor Vanguard and mobile payment processor Square. Ronald O. Perelman, a professor in finance at the school stated: \u201cWharton is committed to leading the future of finance. The Fintech Specialization leverages the knowledge of our renowned Wharton faculty providing real-world knowledge to the benefit of learners around the globe." Wharton isn\u2019t the only top university that has started offering crypto and blockchain courses. In Ireland, the country\u2019s Minister of Business and Innovation recently launched the country\u2019s first Masters in Blockchain course. The course will target ICT professionals who are looking to gain skills in blockchain technology to stay competitive in the current evolving job market.