Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are making headway in the financial industry. The most recent sign is the decision by the CFA Institute, which offers the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, a three-level program, to include cryptocurrencies and blockchain to its Level I and II curriculum next year.
The material for the 2019 exams will be available in August.
The topics are part of a new section called Fintech in Investment Management. The CFA, based in Charlottesville, Va, added these topics in response to rising interest based on focus groups and surveys.