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Georgia passes a bill to teach high school students about crypto

The Georgia House of Representatives has passed a bill that will see state education officers introduce crypto studies in the high school curriculum. A report unveiled this news on March 12, noting that the lower chamber of Georgia passed this bill on March 8. Out of the 171 representatives, only two voted against the bill. Reportedly, six Republican candidates sponsored this bill on March 1, and public records indicate that it has been forwarded to the Senate for further consideration.

The bill notes,

Are you looking for fast-news, hot-tips and market analysis? Sign-up for the Invezz newsletter, today. The State Board of Education shall prescribe a program of study in personal financial literacy to be completed by students during high school.

According to the report, the bill aims to amend the current curriculum for 10th and 11th-grade students. The new program would consist of 16 new areas of financial literacy such as cryptocurrency, balancing a checking account, money management, making investments, and completing loan applications, among other traditional subjects.

Once the bill becomes law, each local board of education will have to implement the minimum program of study prescribed beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. The bill went on to note that such a program of study may be provided within the framework of existing coursework offered by a local school system.

Institutions are increasingly becoming more aware of crypto

With Bitcoin’s increasing popularity among corporate and individual investors, educational institutions have started catching on by offering students blockchain and crypto courses. While several universities are already offering such courses, they have not sufficiently made their way into high school programs yet. Apart from Georgia, the French Education Ministry announced the incorporation of Bitcoin into the high school curriculum in 2019.

At the time, the ministry said that introducing Bitcoi...

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