If you want to add “chartered financial analyst” to your business card, you have to pass a grueling, three-level program offered by the CFA Institute. About 150,000 people have made it through to gain that designation.

Now, if you want to be a CFA you’ll have to learn about blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

The institute said it is adding topics on cryptocurrencies and blockchain to its Level I and II curriculums next year. Material for the 2019 exams will be released in August, giving candidates their first chance to begin the recommended 300 hours of study time.

“We saw the field advancing more quickly than other fields and we also saw it as more durable,” Stephen Horan, managing director for general education and curriculum at CFA Institute in Charlottesville, Virginia, told Bloomberg. “This is not a passing fad.” Read more here.

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