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Leading Blockchain Education and Research Since 2013.

• Master’s Degrees • Free MOOCs • Academic Certification Programs.

Biggest Contributor to the Rise of Blockchain in 2022 (The Blocks Awards)

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University to Accept Bitcoin for Tuition Payments.


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UNIC Blockchain Programs.

The University of Nicosia (UNIC) is, by most measures, the leading university globally in the digital currency and blockchain field.

UNIC has long considered blockchain technology to be a fundamental technological breakthrough with significant financial and societal implications and selected it as one of its three interdisciplinary priorities across all schools and departments of the university.

This leading role in academia has been recognized by blockchain industry publications in their evaluation of UNIC’s position among universities involved in the field – CoinDesk (#1, 2022), The Merkle (#1, 2022).

In 2022, UNIC was awarded the Biggest Contributor to the rise of Blockchain award, by The Blocks Awards.

A UNIC Story – Bryant Joseph Gilot.

Watch a video of the real story of one of our pioneering graduates from the MSc in Digital Currency.

MSc in Blockchain and Digital Currency – Online or On campus.

The first and best degree program globally on decentralized digital currencies and blockchains (distributed ledger technology).

By participating in this program, students are positioning themselves to be part of an exclusive set of professionals in business/finance and IT that have a broad understanding of the financial, regulation, cryptography, game theory, and technology innovation markets that are enabled by blockchains.

The Story Behind the UNIC Story.

MSc in Computer Science – Blockchain concentration – Online.

The Master degree in Computer Science advances the students’ knowledge in core areas of computer science beyond the undergraduate level and exposes them to current and emerging trends.

The program aims of the specialization in Blockchain Technologies focus on the fundamentals of digital currencies and the underlying blockchain technology. It also focuses on programmable smart contracts and the associated architectures such as Ethereum. It aims to prepare students on the possible impact of these technologies on various applications including those based on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Internet of Things.

Free MOOC Digital Currency.

Taught by world leading experts Andreas Antonopoulos, Antonis Polemitis & George Giaglis and attended by over 85,000 students, BLOC-511DL is the world’s first MOOC on Digital Currencies.

BLOC-511DL covers both a technical overview of decentralized digital currencies like Bitcoin, as well as their broader economic, legal and financial context. Through this free online course, students get first-hand knowledge of what they are, why they exist, why they are so important for improving financial services, and more.

A UNIC Story – Tey El-Rjula.

Watch a video of the truly inspiring story of one of our first MOOC students and his journey from refugee to blockchain entrepreneur.

Free MOOC Introduction to Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Introduction to Decentralized Finance provides an introductory, yet thorough, coverage of the field of decentralized finance (DeFi) and its main components, including decentralized exchanges (DEXs), automated market making (AMM), liquidity mining, yield farming, stablecoins, blockchain derivatives, DeFi protocol governance and others. The course is delivered wholly online, with weekly live interactive sessions with the instructors and leading figures from the DeFi industry.

Take a deep dive in the world of Decentralized Exchanges, Automated Market Makers, Liquidity Mining, Yield Farming, Stablecoins, Central Bank Digital Currencies and more.

Free MOOC NFTs and the Metaverse.

An open introductory course to NFTs and the Metaverse, delivered on-chain and in the metaverse.

This course is taught by UNIC faculty and @punk6529 – a deeply influential thinker on NFTs and the metaverse and one of the largest NFT collectors in the world – along with an incredible array of guest panelists and lecturers.

The course is free to attend, and you can register by minting the course NFT (free + gas); students who would like a certificate of completion from UNIC pay a small fee.

Academic Certification Programs – Online.

Online Academic Certification Programs that consist of three courses of the MSc in Digital Currency and are taught by the same world-class instructors.

Academic Certification Programs.

Blockchain Financial Analyst Certification.

BLOC-516 Principles of Money, Banking and Finance BLOC-526 Emerging Topics in Fintech BLOC-527 Open and Decentralized Financial Systems BLOC-528 Token Economics.

Blockchain Business Analyst Certification.

BLOC-512 Blockchain Systems and Architectures BLOC-514 Emerging Topics in Blockchain and Digital Currency BLOC-515 Blockchain and Entrepreneurship Management.

Blockchain Developer Certification.

BLOC-521 Digital Currency Programming BLOC-522 Smart contract programming BLOC-523 Permissioned Blockchain Programming BLOC-524 Cryptographic Systems Security.

Blockchain Regulator Certification.

BLOC-528 Token Economics BLOC-513 Law and Regulation in Blockchain BLOC-525 Emerging Topics in Law and Regulation.

Meet Our Students & Alumni.

Meet our Alumni | Ian Keane – Class of 2022 Read Story Meet our Alumni | Monique Jeanne Morrow – Class of 2022 Read Story Why I Enrolled in the MSc in Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia Read Story Why I Enrolled in the MSc in Digital Currency at the University of Nicosia Read Story Meet our Alumni | David Stancel – Class of 2022 Read Story Meet our Alumni | Trey Edwards - Class of 2022 Read Story Meet our Alumni | Agne Kazakauskaite - Class of 2022 Read Story.

Stefan Loesch interviews Yael Tamar.

Listen to our industry expert, Stefan Loesch, interview Yael Tamar, CMO and Partner at Solidblock.

Stefan Loesch CEO IDCAP.

Stefan Loesch.



Stefan Loesch is an expert advisor on Fintech startup strategy, with a focus on blockchain and crypto currencies. The combination of a deep knowledge of key technologies with up-to-date insights into start-ups’ optimal regulatory and compliance strategies, and a thorough understanding of the best practices for finance, risk and performance management allows him to understand the necessary choices and trade-offs when designing a start-up strategy.

His latest book, “A Guide to Financial Regulation for Fintech Entrepreneurs”, has just been published by Wiley. He also served as an editor and author of the “PRMIA Handbook” which is the basis for PRMIA’s highly regarded “Professional Risk Manager” certification programme. Currently he serves on PRMIA’s Education Committee which is guiding PRMIA’s offering in the risk education space.

Stefan is a serial tech entrepreneur. He is currently involved in a number of projects in the crypto space. Before that, he has developed a platform based on modern web technologies used to enhance teaching in executive education. This builds on his experience being part of McKinsey’s Corporate Finance Practice and J.P. Morgan’s bank advisory team. In these roles, he was advising banks and other financial services companies on strategic and finance related topics, for example on optimal Basel rollout, capital raising, and risk/reward measurement and optimisation.

Prior to his MBA at INSEAD he was heading Paribas’ FX and Equity quantitative derivatives research teams, developing and implementing pricing and risk management models for Paribas’ exotic derivatives desks worldwide.

Yael Tamar CMO and Partner Solidblock.

Yael Tamar.

CMO and Partner.


Yael Tamar is the CMO and Partner at Solidblock , which provides a new fundraising vehicle, offering a compliant global platform for the issuance and trade of digital securities backed by real estate & other assets. Yael is a blockchain strategist, speaker, advisor, and mentor. Prior to Solidblock, Yael founded and led a blockchain advisory firm TopOfBlockchain, where she focused on marketing strategy, market education, and building new business and token models within regulatory and market constraints. Yael has over a decade of experience as a marketing executive within the fintech, finance, telecom and energy industries, as well as a long track record as an entrepreneur. She has founded the Women in Block global network, advancing women influencers in the blockchain industry. Yael is also a regional co-chair at FIBREE, the Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise, the leading international network for exchanging knowledge between the real estate industry.