What you'll learn
Module 1: Introduction to Cryptocurrency
Module 2: Rules and Structure of Bitcoin
Module 3: Cryptocurrency as an Asset Class
Module 4: The Blockchain Ecosystem
What is Cryptocurrency and how is it an innovative and effective method of currency? This course was designed for individuals and organizations who want to learn how to navigate investment in cryptocurrencies. Professors Jessica Wachter and Sarah Hammer will guide you through developing a framework for understanding both Cryptocurrency and Blockchain.
You’ll learn how to define a currency, analyze the foundations of digital signatures and blockchain technology in cryptocurrency, and accurately assess the risks of cryptocurrency in a modern investment portfolio. By the end of this course, you’ll have a deep understanding of the realities of Cryptocurrency, the intricacies of Blockchain technology, and an effective strategy for incorporating Cryptocurrency into your investment plans. No prerequisites are required, although “Fintech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations” from Wharton’s Fintech Specialization is recommended.
Access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection.
Motivation to learn!
There are no special materials or prerequisite knowledge required for this course.
Who this course is for
Students who are new to this field
Students willing to put in a couple hours to learn about Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies
Advanced students wanting to add another skill to their portfolio
Jessica Wachter – Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management – Finance
Sarah Hammer – Senior Director of the Alternative Investments Initiative, Adjunct Professor of Law – The Wharton School / University of Pennsylvania Law School
This course includes
Option for learning at your own pace
Videos and reading material about the course
Assessed tasks with feedback from other course participants
Evaluated tests with feedback
Evaluated programming tasks