Digital Currency Council Offers On-Site Training for Financial Pros

Since launching in mid-September, the DCC now has 400 members, a 'significant percentage' of whom are advisors

A 25-bitcoin token, worth $9,555 at the current exchange rate. (Photo: AP) A 25-bitcoin token, worth $9,555 at the current exchange rate. (Photo: AP)

The recently launched Digital Currency Council announced Thursday that it is now offering an on-site “Enterprise Training” curriculum for financial services professionals to learn about digital currencies.

The on-site program, which supplements DCC's online courses, first assesses each participant's knowledge of digital currencies and includes a series of interactive learning modules focused on a set of core competencies and tailored to the needs of the financial professional's particular industry: legal, accounting or financial services. 

Each curriculum can be offered to as few as three or as many as 100 people, with sessions ranging in length from two hours to a full day, the DCC says.

“As the digital currency economy continues to grow, we’re seeing increased interest from our membership and enterprises across the globe for in-person trainings to supplement the online courses,” said David Berger, DCC’s founder and CEO, in a statement. “We’re very pleased to be adding this enterprise training solution to our list of educational offerings.”

The DCC, Berger continued, “is a place where professionals can go to get comprehensive training in digital currencies and achieve a standards-based designation that signifies a professional level of expertise in digital currencies. Each individual learns differently and each firm has different goals.”

After completing the course, participants are granted a membership in the DCC and provided with ongoing education and peer discussions through the DCC’s online platform, among other tools, “to ensure they stay updated on the rapidly developing digital currency economy,” DCC says.

In addition, participants can also elect to take the DCC certification exam, which DCC says “differentiates professionals from their peers and provides them preferred access to the DCC client referral platform.”

Since launching in mid-September, DCC has welcomed 400 members, a “significant percentage” of whom are advisors, Berger, who is the former CEO for the Americas for Campden Wealth and the Institute for Private Investors, told ThinkAdvisor in an email message.

The DCC is backed by the Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., the investment vehicle of Barry Silbert, the founder of SecondMarket and a major investor in the digital currency economy.

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