A survey conducted by the Chinese news agency PANews showed that 8% of Chinese students own cryptocurrencies and more than 25% would like to work in the blockchain industry after graduation.
Interestingly, about the same number of respondents (23.6%) do not know anything about the blockchain. About 8% currently own digital assets, while another 9% previously invested in cryptocurrencies, but stopped doing so due to the high volatility of assets.
It is reported that two-thirds of the students surveyed are aware of Bitcoin, while 31.6% of respondents heard about Ethereum. At the same time, only 4.6% of respondents called their knowledge about the cryptocurrency industry “very good”. For the most part, students at Chinese colleges do not pay attention to media reports about blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Researchers noted that students of economics, engineering and management departments know best about cryptocurrencies. Also, students in these areas have expressed the highest interest in the blockchain.
It was previously reported that among the top 50 universities in the world, more than half have already launched specialized courses on blockchain and cryptocurrencies.