Blockchain and Money. MIT Course

Blockchain and Money. MIT Course

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.

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