As the adoption of cryptocurrencies continues to rise, 60% of parents in the United States have said they want their children to be educated about cryptocurrencies in high school.
Parents Want Their Children Educated About Crypto
A recent study conducted by educational platform Study.com shows that 64% of parents in the United States think cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology should be integrated into their children’s education.
The Study.com report surveyed 884 American parents and 210 college graduates. Surveyed individuals were tested to ensure they had knowledge of crypto, blockchain technology, non-fungible token (NFTs), and the metaverse.
Study.com reported that 64% and 67% of both groups agreed to crypto education. In addition, 68% of the survey parents said they had crypto investments, while 39% had blockchain investments.
NFTs Left in a Gray Area
While there was a strong consensus for crypto being taught in schools, there was a disagreement between the two groups about educating their children about NFTs and the metaverse.
According to the survey, only about 40% of the parents agreed that NFTs and the metaverse should be added to the curriculum.
On the Flipside
- Reacting to the lack of regulatory clarity in the United States, former prosecutor Grant Fondo has said that the U.S. crypto regulation bill needs more work to define boundaries.
Why You Should Care
The results of the survey align with increasing awareness and adoption of cryptocurrencies, with Pew reporting that 88% of Americans have now heard about crypto.
Read more about the crypto bill in:
New U.S. Bill May Speed Up Crypto Legislation in Other Markets
The criticisms of regulators in the U.S. are covered below:
Mark Cuban Criticizes SEC’s Approach to Crypto Regulation