Australian High School To Host ‘Educational Presentation’ On CryptocurrenciesFebruary 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Interest in cryptocurrencies in the mainstream is at an all-time high and an Australian high school will take advantage of that interest by reportedly hosting an information night on cryptocurrencies, Cryptocoinsnews reported Tuesday.
In an email to students’ parents, the report said, Brisbane-based St. Laurence’s College said it hopes to host an “educational presentation” on cryptocurrencies following information seniors are already buying and adopting cryptocurrencies, local outlet ABC reported.
According to the report, the schools’ staff and students in both years 11 and 12, as well as parents, will be eligible to take the educational crash course.
In the email, the hosts of the non-compulsory course said “The presentation will look at features of cryptocurrencies, the technology underpinning them, and will give some very basic information about the state of the market and ways to keep investments safe.”
The school is quick to point out it holds no bias or stance on the subject, Cryptocoinsnews reported, but felt students “should be cautioned and educated about these purchases.” The presentation was originally scheduled to be held on Feb. 2, but was reportedly postponed.
Australia’s ‘big four’ banks have ruled out any prohibitive bans on purchasing cryptocurrencies, unlike counterparts in the US and the UK, the report said. Australian authorities have also confirmed the regulation of cryptocurrency exchanges in the country, a move the government believes will ensure consumer safety while facilitating the growth of the cryptocurrency sector in the country, the report said.
– WN.com, Jack Durschlag