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Stanford University

How Software Ate Finance

Stanford University via Coursera


Software is eating the world, with radical consequences for financial services. This course gives you a foundation for understanding the future of financial services, and provides guidance for creating fintech businesses in the 2020s and beyond.


  • Section 1 - Intros/Overview, Money, and Digital Currency Innovation
  • Module 2: Capital Markets, Trading, and Risk
  • Module 3: Payments and PayPal
  • Module 4: Goldman Sachs Case Study - Marcus
  • Module 5: Software + Finance Investing
  • Module 6: Clearing & Settlement / Regulation
  • Module 7: Digital Assets
  • Module 8: Digital Lending and Affirm
  • Module 9: Asset Management, Conclusions

Taught by

R. Martin Chavez and Jeffrey Conn

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