During this course, you will be provided with the information, knowledge, and frameworks to deepen your understanding of cryptocurrencies from a business perspective. You’ll also explore blockchain technology, how cryptocurrencies operate, and what value they offer in organizational contexts.
You’ll walk away with:
- A working knowledge of the latest cryptocurrency developments, equipping you to assess the viability of crypto projects.
- A comprehensive understanding of industry opportunities in light of increasing institutional interest in crypto, coupled with insight into blockchain technology.
- Access to cutting-edge ideas from MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, with strategic takeouts designed to help you remain competitive in your industry.
Over the duration of this online course, you’ll work your way through the following modules:
Module 1: Money, the Payment Riddle, and Cryptocurrency Innovation
Explore the origins and evolution of money, and how Bitcoin and blockchain technology solve the riddle of moving value on the internet.
Module 2: Smart Contracts, DApps, and Initial Coin Offerings (Icos)
Understand what smart contracts and decentralized applications are, and explore a new form of crowdfunding, Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), as well as the regulatory environment it operates within.
Module 3: Cryptocurrency Markets, Exchanges, and Trading
Learn about the volatile cryptocurrency markets, exchanges, types of cryptocurrency trading, custody solutions, and the regulations surrounding the cryptocurrency markets.
Module 4: The Viability of Crypto Projects
Learn how to assess the economics and viability of a crypto project by exploring the payment and platform sector and various use cases for cryptocurrencies.
Module 5: A Catalyst for Change: Responses from Finance, Tech, and Central Banks
Discover how incumbents, particularly financial institutions, big tech, and central banks are responding to the emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology.
Module 6: Challenges Facing Cryptocurrency and the Path Forward
Explore the technical challenges facing cryptocurrencies, the Internet of Value as a new layer built on top of the internet, and what the future might hold for cryptocurrencies.