Stanford University this September will launch a course focused on cybersecurity and digital currencies like Bitcoin. The course debuts as IBM and other technology giants evaluate ways to embrace and promote digital currency technologies -- while continuing to address the evolving threat landscape.

Stanford's new course -- Crypto Currencies: Bitcoin and Friends (CS251) -- is part of the university's Cyber Security certificate program. The overall curriculum "provides a professional, technical and policy view of the challenges created by rapid advancements in information technology," Standard indicated.

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