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The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination program will include cryptocurrency on the curriculum from August next year.
Bloomberg reports that the CFA included the new subject matter in response to a surge in interest.
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The three-stage CFA exam is known as the toughest test in finance.
Chalk this up as perhaps another sign that cryptocurrencies have grabbed Wall Street's attention.
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The Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program has announced that cryptocurrencies and blockchain will now form part of the curriculum.
According to Bloomberg, crypto topics will now be included under a new reading called "Fintech in Investment Management", alongside subjects such as artificial intelligence and machine learning.
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The decision follows feedback obtained by the CFA program from focus groups and surveys, which revealed a surge of interest in the field.
"We saw the field advancing more quickly than other fields and we also saw it as more durable. This is not a passing fad," said Stephen Horan, managing director of the CFA curriculum.
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