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We recommend that you complete our course "Introduction to Blockchain Technologies" before completing this one.

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What you will learn

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    Describe seven types of cryptoassets, and explain what it means to “tokenize” an asset

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    Explain what a smart contract is, as well as various applications of smart contracts

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    Explore the features of a distributed, self-sovereign identity system

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    Describe eight core functions of the financial services industry and explain how blockchain will disrupt each of these functions

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

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Intermediate Level

We recommend that you complete our course "Introduction to Blockchain Technologies" before completing this one.

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of content, about 2 hours per week ...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
4 hours to complete

Cryptoassets

Blockchain is the first native digital medium for value. Consequently, we are witnessing one of the largest transformations of wealth in human history—from paper-based analog assets to digital ones. In this module, students will learn about seven different kinds of cryptoassets, including cryptocurrencies, protocol tokens, utility tokens, securities tokens, natural asset tokens, crypto collectibles, crypto-fiat currencies, and stablecoins.

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15 videos (Total 64 min), 10 readings, 5 quizzes
15 videos
Instructor Introduction8m
Module 1 Overview6m
Cryptocurrencies3m
Protocol Tokens3m
Utility Tokens (App Coins)4m
Security Tokens3m
Natural Asset & Commodity Tokens4m
Crypto-collectibles3m
Crypto-fiat Currencies and Stablecoins5m
Practitioner Perspective - Andreas Wallendahl: Tokenomics1m
Practitioner Perspective - Cristina Dolan: Cryptoassets2m
Initial Coin Offerings: A New Breed of Meta-Asset4m
Practitioner Perspective - Rolf Hoefer: ICOs2m
Recap of Cryptoassets2m
10 readings
hypothes.is10m
Cryptocurrencies10m
Protocol Tokens10m
Utility Tokens (App Coins)10m
Security Tokens10m
Natural Asset & Commodity Tokens10m
Crypto-collectibles10m
Crypto-fiat Currencies and Stablecoins15m
Review of Cryptoassets15m
Initial Coin Offerings15m
5 practice exercises
Cryptocurrencies, Protocol Tokens, and Utility Tokens6m
Security Tokens, and Natural Asset & Commodity Tokens4m
Crypto-collectibles, Crypto-fiat Currencies & Stablecoins4m
ICOs4m
Cryptoassets30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Smart Contracts

In this module, you will learn what smart contracts are and how they work. We will discuss how blockchain-based smart contracts can enable individuals and organizations to reduce transaction costs, minimize the need for third-party intermediaries, and improve productivity, security, and privacy.

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11 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
11 videos
What Are Smart Contracts?6m
Practitioner Perspective - Rolf Hoefer: Smart Contracts1m
Smart Contract Phases7m
Smart vs. Traditional Contracts5m
Smart Contracts and Law7m
Practitioner Perspective - Andreas Wallendahl: Smart Contracts1m
Smart Contract Application Areas9m
Practitioner Perspective - Rob Carter: Smart Contracts1m
Smart Contract Strategies & Best Practices for the Organization4m
Recap of Module 22m
4 readings
Smart Contracts10m
Smart vs. Traditional Contracts15m
Smart Contract Application Areas20m
Review of Smart Contracts15m
5 practice exercises
What Are Smart Contracts?6m
Smart Contract Phases6m
Smart vs. Traditional Contracts
Smart Contracts and Law4m
Smart Contracts30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Identity

Accessing large, centralized systems such as email, health insurance, or a bank account requires the provision of various identifiers—for example, government-issued ID cards, self-selected passwords, or biometric data. However, identifier-based systems are problematic—both administratively and philosophically. In this module you will learn about five problems with identifier-based systems and explain how a distributed self-sovereign identity system, deployed on the blockchain, can resolve many of these issues.

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9 videos (Total 40 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
9 videos
Introduction to Identity and Identifiers5m
Five Problems With Identifiers7m
Distributed, Self-sovereign Identity Systems6m
Practitioner Perspective - Carlos Augier: Identity1m
Blockchain Identity Applications4m
Practitioner Perspective - Stephen Tse & Li Jiang: Personal Data1m
Managing Health Data on a Blockchain7m
Recap of Identity4m
3 readings
Distributed, Self-sovereign Identity Systems20m
Reinventing Healthcare on the Blockchain10m
Review of Identity10m
3 practice exercises
Identity and Identifiers10m
Identity on a Blockchain10m
Identity30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Rethinking Finance

The current global financial system is riddled with inefficiencies, uneven developments and bizarre contradictions. Blockchain technology has the potential to bring about profound changes to financial services. In this module, you will learn how blockchain technology will disrupt the core functions of the financial services industry, offering individuals and organizations alike real choices in how they create and manage value.

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8 videos (Total 40 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Six Inefficiencies in Financial Services9m
The Golden Eight Part 14m
The Golden Eight Part 24m
Problems With Modern Accounting4m
The World Wide Ledger9m
Recap of Financial Services2m
Course Wrap-up2m
4 readings
Rethinking Financial Services10m
The Golden Eight10m
New Frameworks for Accounting15m
Review of Financial Services10m
4 practice exercises
Six Inefficiencies in Financial Services
The Golden Eight8m
New Frameworks for Accounting4m
Rethinking Finance30m
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By DSMay 11th 2019

Amazing course. You will love it if you enroll it. You will not regret. 100% recommended. The instructors, Don and Alex, are outstanding.

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Don Tapscott

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About INSEAD

As one of the world's leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD brings together people, cultures and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society. INSEAD’s multi-campus format and unmatched diversity deliver a truly global educational experience. Its 154 renowned faculty members inspire students through degree and PhD programmes, while every year more than 11,000 executives participate in its Executive Education programmes, both on campus and online. ...

About the Blockchain Revolution for the Enterprise Specialization

Blockchain is poised to transform every industry and managerial function—redefining the ways we transact online, share ideas, and manage workflows. It’s a new technology that every business professional needs to understand. This four-course Specialization introduces you to the world of blockchain technology—explaining what blockchain is, how it works, and why it’s revolutionary. You will learn about various categories of cryptoassets, and the ways they can be transacted on a blockchain. You will learn how blockchain is disrupting business models and financial services, offering organizations new choices in how they create and manage value. The Specialization is taught by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, globally-recognized authorities on innovation and technology and authors of the best-selling book Blockchain Revolution. It also includes various industry experts and developers from the Ethereum Foundation, Grid Singularity, Keyless Technologies, and ResonanceX who will share their experiences within the blockchain ecosystem. Additionally, you will gain access to ground-breaking research from the Blockchain Research Institute as well as the Blockchain Case Commons—a crowdsourced collection of blockchain applications and use-cases spanning multiple industries. Upon completion of this Specialization, you will produce a Blockchain Opportunity Analysis, in which you identify and evaluate a promising application of blockchain technology in your own industry....
Blockchain Revolution for the Enterprise

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