According to Bloomberg, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination has added cryptocurrency and blockchain to its curriculum. Candidates for this exam are generally expected to clock 300 hours of study time.
The exam, run by the CFA institute, has reportedly prepared over 150,000 financial sector professionals through its intensive 3-tiered program, which is now set to include crypto and blockchain as part of its Level I and II curricula.
Crypto and blockchain have now been added as part of a new section called ‘Fintech in Investment Management,’ for which the materials will be released this August in preparation for CFA’s 2019 exams.
The fact that the new CFA exams in 2019 will include cryptocurrencies and blockchain, is a sign that the digital assets have arrived in Wallstreet. While digital coins have decreased in value in 2018 and the real-world impact of blockchain ventures could ultimately transform the global financial system.