64% of US parents surveyed want their kids to study crypto in school

A recent study conducted by Study.com revealed that 64% of American parents believe cryptocurrencies should be an integral part of their children’s education. However, moms and dads are not so supportive of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) as only 25% said they should be included in school curricula.

The Mayor of New York – Eric Adams – is also a supporter of such educational amendments. Last year, he called cryptocurrencies “a new way to pay for goods and services around the world,” and as such, students should study them and their underlying technology.

Crypto education should start at school

Nearly two-thirds of 800 American parents surveyed said cryptocurrencies should be taught in schools. 40% of participants believe their children should also study blockchain technology, while 35% believe the Metaverse should also be included. NFTs are ranked last as only 25% think their children should be aware of them.

Looking closer, 24% of moms and dads think the start of crypto education should be in high school, while 19% said college is more appropriate. 28% of respondents think the study of digital assets is more important than design, and 26% said it should swap topics like architecture and art history.

Interestingly, 68% of parents admitted to being cryptocurrency investors. On average, they contributed about $766 towards their children’s future education using the profits from their investments.

Additionally, Study.com surveyed some college graduates, and 67% believe cryptocurrencies should be a subject in school, while 36% said blockchain technology should be added.

“Like the parents we surveyed, most college graduates had investments in crypto and believed cryptocurrency should be part of a student’s education. More than a third of graduates also believed that schools should integrate the Metaverse and blockchain into the program. However, they were a bit more on the fence about NFTs,” the company said.

It should be mentioned that the vast majority of graduates (86%) believe that having formal knowledge of new currencies and technological innovations is more important than a university degree.

Eric Adams’ idea

Shortly after being named the new mayor of New York, Eric Adams pledged to transform the Big Apple into a cryptocurrency and blockchain hub. Apart from this, he felt that US authorities should add new school subjects for younger generations to study the merits of the digital asset industry:

“We need to open our schools to teach technology, to teach this new way of thinking when it comes to paying for goods and services.”

A few months later, the politician doubled down on his pro-crypto stance, saying he would receive his first three paychecks as mayor in bitcoin instead of US dollars.

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