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Posted December 22, 2020

The University of Alabama is teaming up with Chainalysis, a provider of compliance and investigation software of virtual currency transactions. Through the partnership, both organizations will aim to offer “cutting-edge” education and training for students.

Blockchain analysis firm Chainalysis noted in a blog post that it will provide access to its software and training programs – which have reportedly been developed by instructional design and training experts “for integration into a course offered through the UA Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice.”

According to Chainalysis, students will be learning about the role of cryptocurrencies in the financial system and criminal transactions. They’ll also develop an understanding of the principles of the underlying blockchain or distributed ledger technologies (DLT) that underpins virtual currencies.

Students who manage to do well in the class will be able to take tests and get certified in Chainalysis software, which is extensively used by financial institutions, government departments and law enforcement agencies. Students who obtain a certification will be considered “subject matter experts” in cryptocurrency and blockchain or DLT analysis, and “will be able to perform and lead cryptocurrency tracking and tracing for companies or government organizations,” the announcement noted.

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