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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 7 hours to complete

Suggested: 2-3 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Cryptocurrency

4 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz: Introduction to Cryptocurrency
Week
2
1 hour to complete

Module 2: Rules and Structure of Bitcoin

9 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
What is Blockchain?10m
Examples5m
Distributed Consensus11m
Proof of Work7m
Mining and Currency Supply5m
Future Challenges9m
1 reading
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz: Rules and Structure of Bitcoin
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Module 3: Cryptocurrency as an Asset Class

4 videos (Total 41 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz: Cryptocurrency as an Asset Class
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 4: The Blockchain Ecosystem

11 videos (Total 82 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
Crypto Finance8m
Business Use Cases13m
Blockchain in Gaming2m
Investing in Blockchain5m
Government and Regulation7m
Media and Advocacy1m
Creating the New Frontier of FinTech - Securitize10m
Creating the New Frontier of FinTech - Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.16m
1 reading
Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz
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Top reviews from Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies

By CHJun 28th 2019

This course was everything you said it would be, quite informational but a lot of work. I enjoyed the slides because they were advanced and quite organized with large volume - it is TRUE :) And I als

By RRJul 5th 2019

Technology today enables you to monetize almost anything. Blockchain is the most important revolution since the internet and smart contracts enable you to transform any asset into a financial asset.

Instructors

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Jessica Wachter

Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management
Finance
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Sarah Hammer

Senior Director of the Alternative Investments Initiative, Adjunct Professor of Law
The Wharton School / University of Pennsylvania Law School

About University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

About the Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology Specialization

Wharton's Fintech Specialization is designed to introduce you to the fundamental building blocks of financial technologies and real-world applications through case studies of Wharton-led companies in the field. You'll learn the the essential components of technology-driven financial strategies, from complex regulations to cryptocurrency to portfolio optimization. You'll also learn how modern investment strategies deploy technology to produce optimal results, explore the disruptive force of changing payment methods, analyze the changing regulatory landscape, and gain a deeper understanding of robo-advising, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and blockchain. By the end of this Specialization, you'll be able to make informed decisions about deploying financial technologies for yourself or for your business, giving you a competitive advantage in using the latest financial innovations....
Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology

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