Blockchain 101

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The blockchain has emerged as the new technology that will change the very way the financial service industry operates.

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Course overview

The blockchain has emerged as the new technology that will change the very way the financial service industry operates. The blockchain is the record of the transfer of value and this will change the way companies conduct business in future.

Over the past 12 months the financial world has embraced the power of the blockchain, researching how it can change the very way they operate. Over 40 of the world’s largest banks have now joined R3 to collaborate on usage of blockchain technology. Nasdaq has recently tested the blockchain with an interest in improving the speed of settlement across multiple broker/dealers.

This five week Blockchain 101 course will cover

  1. Basics of blockchain - what it is and is not
  2. Jargons
  3. How blockchain works - the technical perspective
  4. Key players
  5. Some of the potential uses of the blockchain
  6. What it all means for jobs and careers

Through exclusive interviews, you get hear from subject matter experts who are are using blockchain today.

At the end of this course, you will be able to describe what the blockchain is and how it can be used. They will understand the current landscape of players and be able to articulate potential future uses.

This course is ideal for anyone in the financial services industry, or who is familiar with financial services, and wants to learn about the blockchain.

What students are saying about the course:

"Nothing like this on the internet! Superb course to get started with Blockchain; highly recommend!"

"An excellent introduction to Blockchain and its impact within theFinancial Services industry"

"Good introductory course on Blockchain, highly recommend"

Your Instructor

Patrick Baron
Patrick Baron

Patrick is the cofounder of HitFin, an Ethereum based platform that is moving traditional financial assets onto the blockchain. He is a Consultancy Advisor to Blockchain at Berkeley, which is UC Berkeley's student led organization with over 200 members that trains blockchain engineers, blockchain consultants and provides consulting services to Fortune 500 companies.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What are the prerequisites for the course?
There are no prerequisites to take this course! Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to take this course.

This course is not open for enrollment.