Binance Academy's 2023 user data unveils a significant shift in crypto education interest.
In the past year, from September 2022 to August 2023, Binance Academy, the educational wing of global cryptocurrency heavyweight Binance, documented a 62% growth in user participation. Since its establishment in 2018, the institution’s reach has expanded to 39 million users, showcasing the growth in the crypto education sector, according to a recent announcement.
Data for 2023 reveals a distinct inclination toward topics like the Metaverse, Bitcoin, while “the interest in crypto wallets and Bitcoin points to rising crypto adoption as these can be largely seen as an introduction to on-ramp and trade assets.” Interestingly, after a year of dominance in 2022, the fervor around NFTs appears to have cooled despite “trading and investment activities remain[ing] highly relevant.”
Emerging economies are seemingly at the heart of this heightened interest. Notably, India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Ukraine, and Indonesia are leading the pack, marking a significant shift in global education trends around cryptocurrencies.
Commenting on this surge, Binance Academy co-founder, Yi He, highlighted the importance of exploring alternative financial avenues, especially in regions currently facing macroeconomic challenges.
“Crypto is the solution. As individuals become eager for crypto knowledge to make informed financial decisions, the education provided by Binance Academy becomes crucial to their own financial freedom.”
Strengthening the academy's position in the education domain are its extensive collaborations with global academic institutions. 2023 saw the platform build relationships with 180 universities, up from 73 in 2022.
These partnerships, encompassing workshops and tailored curricula, have captivated over 15,000 students, showcasing the growing mainstream academic interest in the cryptocurrency realm.
With a pronounced interest from emerging markets and an embrace by academic institutions, the direction that Binance Academy research has revealed seems clear: The world is progressively leaning toward understanding the digital currency landscape.
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