French High School Students To Study Cryptocurrencies


November 2, 2019 11:34 pm

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France has planned to launch an educational module to its high school syllabus that covers Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrencies. Recently, the French Ministry of National Education modified its study plan to incorporate the world’s largest cryptocurrency

French educators will be teaching an introductory course that will assist students in understanding the impact Bitcoin has on the French and global economies.

The ministry also provides teachers with three educational explainer videos that address questions such as “Is Bitcoin the currency of the future?”, “Can Bitcoin replace the Euro?” and “Do you have trust in your currency?”

Through the ministry’s outline, students will compare Bitcoin with fiat currencies, which will eventually lead to basic knowledge about Bitcoin, digital currencies and their role in the traditional financial world.

The course will be having just an introductory part of Bitcoin, students are not expected to leave the classroom as full-fledged crypto experts. However, teaching young students some of the ins-and-outs of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies will provide them with the knowledge that grows increasingly relevant as cryptocurrencies become more widely adopted. 

According to the recent report, from 2020, Bitcoin payments will be launched at more than 25,000 stores for 30 French retailers. Decathlon and SephoraDecathlon and cosmetics store Sephora are also included in the retailer’s list.

The new cryptocurrency payments system is launching via a partnership between point-of-sale technology provider Global POS. Including the EasyWallet application and payments platform Easy2Play. While Bitcoin will be used as a payment method, funds will be automatically converted into euros at the moment of sale. 

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