Cryptocurrencies have been around for over a decade now, they have been adopted in different sectors in varying degrees. Nonetheless, in the last few years there has been a considerable increase in the creation of new cryptocurrencies on a global scale.

There are countries that are less enthusiastic about the cryptocurrency revolution. For the time being, there is no global regulation for this type of transactions, each country classifies and regulates them differently. As a result of COVID-19, their use has become more frequent because many countries have found cryptocurrencies to be a great alternative in times of crisis. The financial market has changed during the pandemic and until the situation does not go back to normal, the prospects are not very encouraging.

In this regard, there has been an increase in investments in crypto-currencies compared to the traditional market. According to a recent survey by Fidelity, “80% of institutional investors considered digital assets attractive, while 60% of them look positively at Bitcoin as part of their usual portfolio investment. Therefore, it is a great opportunity for cryptocurrencies to play a major role in the global market.

Blockchain and crypto currencies in general are at their best, which has in turn led to a high demand for specialists in the field, ranging from crypto currency software engineers, crypto-analysts, developers, Solidity expert programmers. Apart from that, lawyers specialized in digital assets and in general many professions in which blockchain technology is becoming increasingly relevant.

The BISITE research group and the University of Salamanca have designed a course that intends to respond to the increase in demand for the new professions. The Master and Expert in Blockchain and Smart Contracts gives students the opportunity to learn about different blockchain platforms, to run smart contracts and to use Blockchain and IoT.

If you choose this course, you will have a profession with a promising future. The first students to enrol in the course will get a 25% discount.


Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.