- The French Ministry of National Education amended its syllabus to incorporate cryptocurrencies and bitcoin.
- Students will learn about the functions of bitcoin.
- While this will be covered as a supplementary topic, it might help spark the interest of students.
The European Union (EU) appears to have a neutral stance on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. The region’s parliament has no specific legislation on cryptocurrencies. In addition, digital assets are considered legal among member countries.
For instance, Germany does not impose capital gains tax on bitcoin sales if the cryptocurrency is held for more than a year. In the United Kingdom, the number one cryptocurrency is considered a foreign currency. In Finland, regulations are a bit stricter. Trading exchanges and wallet providers are required by law to register with the Financial Supervisory Authority and meet the department’s provisions.
While other member states figure out how to handle virtual assets, France is already preparing the next generation of its workforce. The country recently made changes to its curriculum. Its high school students will start learning about bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
The French Ministry of National Education Made Amendments to Cover Cryptocurrencies
As of June 2019, the syllabus of Economics and Social Sciences course includes bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. The digital assets will be covered as teachers educate students on the topic of what are currencies and how are they created. One of the topic’s objectives is to help students learn the functions and forms of money.
Bitcoin mentioned in the high school curriculum of French students. | Source: French Ministry of National Education
This is where bitcoin comes in. The cryptocurrency will help French high school students understand the link between money and trust.