NYU and Duke University are now offering courses on cryptocurrencies for the first time. Yesterday, NYU professors Geoffrey Miller and David Yermack taught the first class of NYU’s new course The Law and Business of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies to thirty-five attending students. Yermack explains, “The course is not so much about teaching a knowledge of bitcoin, but its to show how some of the issues about property, finance and contracts are going to change very quickly in the next century.” Both of these educators are being joined by Duke University Finance Professor Campbell Harvey, who is busily preparing a course on cryptocurrency to be taught next spring. Harvey’s course is titled Innovation, Disruption and Cryptoventures, and will focus on businesses that use the block chain. Both NYU and Duke are considered among the top universities in the US News and World Report college rankings.