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Massachusetts Institute of Technology

FinTech: Shaping the Financial World (Spring 2020)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology via MIT OpenCourseWare


Course Features

  • Video lectures
  • Captions/transcript
  • Lecture notes
  • Assignments: written (no examples)

Educator Features

  • Instructor insights
  • Podcast - audio

Course Description

This course about financial technology, or FinTech, is for students wishing to explore the ways in which new technologies are disrupting the financial services industry—driving material change in business models, products, applications and customer user interface. Amongst the significant technological trends affecting financial services into the 2020’s, the class will explore AI, deep learning, blockchain technology and open APIs.Students will gain an understanding of the key technologies, market structure, participants, regulation and the dynamics of change being brought about by FinTech.


Class 1: Intro and Key Technological Trends Affecting Financial Services.
Class 2: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Deep Learning.
Class 3: Artificial Intelligence in Finance.
Class 4: Open APIs & Marketing Channels.
Class 5: Blockchain Technology & Cryptocurrencies.
Class 6: Payments.
Class 7: Credit & Lending.
Class 8: Challenger Banks.
Class 9: Trading & Capital Markets.
Class 10: Insurance.
Class 11: Coronavirus Crisis & Finance.
Class 12: Conclusion.

Taught by

Prof. Gary Gensler

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