University of the Cumberlands set to launch state’s first graduate degree program in Global Business and Blockchain Technology


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — The University of the Cumberlands (UC) will launch Kentucky’s first graduate degree in Global Business and Blockchain Technology.

The online program is one of only a few in the United States, and it is expected to begin this summer.

Blockchain technology uses a special shared-recordkeeping system of verifying, coding, adding and storing organized data – blocks of which are chained together uniquely and inalterably – across networks in a way that’s not only versatile but exponentially harder for would-be wrongdoers to change or hack. This makes it attractive to companies in sectors including banking, health-care records, marketing and retail, among others.

The Lane Report took a deep dive into the program and its relevance to business and industry in the state and across the globe.