The University of Nicosia (UNIC) has an almost decade-long track record as the leading university in the field of cryptocurrency and blockchain. UNIC launched the world’s first degree program in cryptocurrency in 2014.
Today, UNIC has educated over 100,000 students in academic and professional training courses, hosts the world’s largest team of faculty and staff focused on crypto-assets and blockchains.
UNIC serves as the academic lead for the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum (a European Commission initiative to accelerate the development of blockchain within the EU) and is also the lead academic advisor to the European Central Bank (ECB) .
UNIC runs the Decentralized conference, Europe’s premier annual blockchain conference since 2017. The growing Decentralized network now comprises 19 chapters with 55,000+ members from over 100 countries.
UNIC recently announced the Open Metaverse Initiative (OMI), a new comprehensive initiative focused on the academic, research and policy issues relating to the metaverse, with a particular emphasis on open public systems and standards.