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Cryptocurrency certification is on the rise, in preparation for current and future blockchain innovation., the creator of RibbitRewards™, partners with the Digital Currency Council to certify their team members as digital currency experts.

Certification programmes are on the rise and continuously evolving to incorporate developments within the cryptocurrency industry. In spring 2014, the University of Nicosia began offering a free introductory course on digital currency with renowned industry professionals Andreas Antonopoulos, Antonis Polemitis, and Dmitry Apraksin.

“We are acutely aware that digital currency is an inevitable technical development that will lead to significant innovation in online commerce, financial systems, international payments and remittances and global economic development. Digital currency will create more efficient services and will serve as a mechanism for spreading financial services to under-banked regions of the world.” – Dr. Christos Vlachos, University of Nicosia Chief Financial Officer

The University of Nicosia course includes a theoretical introduction to digital currencies, which focuses on the history of digital currencies and the invention of consensus through proof-of-work. The technical overview covers cryptographic currencies and alternative uses of blockchain technology.

The University was the first to offer a Master of Science Degree in Digital Currency, both online and on campus. “While digital currency is a relatively new concept, currency is one of the oldest human inventions,” said Dr. Andreas Polemitis, Senior Vice Rector at the University of Nicosia.

Students will leave the course understanding the components of blockchain based digital currencies. They will be able to place cryptocurrency in the context of disruptive innovation, as opposed to viewing Bitcoin as overly complex and a threat to current systems.

“What we aim to explore in this program is the likely development pathway of digital currency and give our students insights that they can bring to bear in their professional careers.”
— – Dr. Andreas Polemitis, Senior Vice Rector at the University of Nicosia

The Digital Currency Council, founded in 2014, is offering a similar program. Their mission is to support the development of professional practices through training, certification and connectivity.

The DCC provides the opportunity for self assessment with a 30 question quiz. Upon completion the student will be able to determine if they are ready to take the DCC Certification Exam.

If a student requires further training to receive certification, studies may continue with the DCC Professional Certification Training Program, at a cost of $2995. The online program takes seven hours and provides access to the DCC Director of Curriculum and other members of the DCC Advisory Faculty.

Gregory Simon, CFO and co-founder of challenged his whole team to become certified during the month of May.  "Their success is even more impressive given that the opportunity came during a very heavy development period as we prepare to launch,” Simon said.

David Berger, DCC Founder and CEO explained how rare it is rare to find a team so committed to professional development. "We at the DCC enjoyed working with Greg and the team to achieve this impressive certification goal," he said. is similar to eBay where merchants and shoppers benefit from the convenience of using one rewards program, RibbitRewards, for all their purchases. According to the company, “the marketplace is easy and free for all to use, accepting all major currencies, both fiat and digital. A percentage of RibbitRewards go to buyers, sellers and to charity.”

While some may consider a University Diploma or certificate as just a piece of paper, perhaps these stamps of approval by respective parties will provide the confidence required for this technology to barrel fourth and improve economies around the world.


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