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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Blockchain and Money (Fall 2018)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare

Overview

Course Features
  • Video lectures
  • Assignments: written (no examples)
Course Description

This course is for students wishing to explore blockchain technology's potential use—by entrepreneurs and incumbents—to change the world of money and finance. The course begins with a review of Bitcoin and an understanding of the commercial, technical, and public policy fundamentals of blockchain technology, distributed ledgers, and smart contracts. The class then continues on to current and potential blockchain applications in the financial sector.

Syllabus

1. Introduction for 15.S12 Blockchain and Money, Fall 2018.
2. Money, Ledgers & Bitcoin.
3. Blockchain Basics & Cryptography.
4. Blockchain Basics & Consensus.
5. Blockchain Basics & Transactions, UTXO and Script Code.
6. Smart Contracts and DApps.
7. Technical Challenges.
8. Public Policy.
9. Permissioned Systems.
10. Financial System Challenges & Opportunities.
11. Blockchain Economics.
12. Assessing Use Cases.
13. Payments, Part 1.
14. Payments, Part 2.
15. Central Banks & Commercial Banking, Part 1.
16. Central Banks & Commercial Banking, Part 2.
17. Secondary Markets & Crypto-Exchanges.
19. Primary Markets, ICOs & Venture Capital, Part 1.
20. Primary Markets, ICOs & Venture Capital, Part 2.
21. Post Trade Clearing, Settlement & Processing.
22. Trade Finance & Supply Chain.
23. Digital ID.
24. Conclusion.

Taught by

Prof. Gary Gensler

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    Adnan
    This should be a routine topic for a central banker, particularly one whose job title includes the word “monetary”. It’s nonetheless ground on which one treads with a bit of trepidation. That’s partly because some of the big questions involved – what...
  • Benyam Aragaw
    The lecture are well presented in such a way that people that are interested in fintech but have little or no exposure with it can undertand what it is all about.Currently digitalisation is transforming finance to a new level,even may be engulfing it to a whole new level.And people that are proactive will find the course and the lecture videos benefitial.
  • Kamekin
    good , the following course , is all , amazing with good masters that will teach you alone bull and bear writing a reveier .

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    Alexei Bondarenko
    Great course to build overall picture of blockchain technology, it's challenges and implementations.
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    Robert M. Carden
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