The Chinese news agency PANews studied 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 due to the high volatility of assets.
Two-thirds of students surveyed are aware of Bitcoin, while 31.6% of respondents have heard of Ethereum. Meantime, only 4.6% of respondents said they had a “very good” knowledge level in the cryptocurrency industry. For the most part, Chinese colleges students do not pay attention to media reports about blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Researchers noted that students of economics, engineering, and management faculty know best about cryptocurrencies. Also, students in these areas have expressed the highest interest in the blockchain. More than half of the top 50 universities in the world have already begun specialized courses on blockchain and cryptocurrencies.