The COVID-19 pandemic lead to a complete lockdown in many countries which resulted in massive unemployment and changes in the education system. Many people lost their jobs and according to public data, more than 122 million Indians lost their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn new skills and invest in this difficult time many people started trading and investing in cryptocurrencies. Apart from trading the interest in crypto & blockchain courses in India also saw a massive increase soon after The Supreme Court Of India lifted the banking bank on cryptocurrencies imposed by RBI. Crypto exchange Okex revealed that their visits from India have increased by 545.56% recently. Whereas Wazirx volume rose 400% and 270% month-on-month in March and April, respectively. Also In March, CoinDCX registered 150% growth in daily active users.
In these difficult times when most of the schools, colleges, and offices are closed, e-learning platforms have seen a big boost. Not only students but also professionals have shown a massive interest in learning about cryptocurrencies and blockchain. To cater to this many online learning platforms and leading Indian exchanges have launched their own crypto and blockchain learning courses.
Indian tech giant Techmahindra, in partnership with IdeaLabs, launched a Certificate Program In Blockchain where anyone can join their paid program to learn professional blockchain development with practical and theoretical modules. The program includes 2 hackathons, 60+ hours classes, 4 case studies, live projects, internship opportunities, and placement opportunities. This is a certificate program and students will be conferred with the title of Blockchain Certified Developer upon completion of the program.
Apart from TechMahindra there are also many online and offline blockchain courses offered by IBM Research India, Amity University, IIIT – Bangalore, IIIT – Hyderabad, National Power Training Institute, and IIT Kharagpur in India.
Leading Indian cryptocurrency exchange Coindcx also recently launched its new platform DCXlearn.com to spread more awareness about cryptocurrencies among traders and investors. Articles on the platform have briefly covered blockchain, cryptocurrency, trading, economics, security, and legality. Anyone can join their program for free to learn and increase their trading skills.
Another leading Indian cryptocurrency exchange Wazirx will soon launch its WazirX Education Partners Program where they will be partnering with crypto/blockchain education companies to give users visibility, financial support, and knowledge from their experienced team. Recently WazirX introduced its first education partner- Zubi, which aims to upskill the engineers/ professionals on emerging technologies, as per their career goals.
With the increasing interest and volumes in cryptocurrency trading in India, we will be seeing more crypto awareness and adoption in the coming future.