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Module 1: Introduction to Cryptocurrency

In this module, you’ll define Bitcoin and understand its popularity as a currency. You’ll discuss the methodology behind transacting with Bitcoin, and gain a deep understanding of the definition of currency and the critical importance of a shared common belief behind a unit of currency. You’ll also analyze the growth of centralized intermediaries that facilitate dollar transactions using cash-alternative methodologies and their role in currency. By the end of this module, you’ll have a more clearly defined understanding of why cryptocurrency and bitcoin is used as a cash-alternative method, and how Bitcoin derives its potential value in the current market.

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4 vidéos (Total 23 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
4 vidéos
Introduction to Cryptocurrency2 min
Transacting in Bitcoin8 min
Why Cryptocurrency?9 min
1 lecture
Module 1 Lecture Slides10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 1 Quiz: Introduction to Cryptocurrency
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2
1 heure pour terminer

Module 2: Rules and Structure of Bitcoin

This module was designed to analyze the problems that a decentralized currency must solve in order to be successful, and how Bitcoin meets these challenges using cryptology and blockchain technology. After identifying the philosophy of identity behind the concept of property rights, you'll learn how Bitcoin utilizes digital signatures in their transactions to ensure privacy for individuals. Then, you’ll examine how blockchain technology employs Hash Functions to detect tampering attempts. Finally, you’ll explore the creation and concept of Distributed Consensus Protocol and how Proof of Work incentivizes honest trading and stable currency creation. By the end of this module, you’ll be able to identify the importance of digital signatures, Blockchain, and Proof of Work in the stability of Bitcoin as a currency.

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9 vidéos (Total 71 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
9 vidéos
The Digital Signature8 min
A Tamper Proof Ledger7 min
What is Blockchain?10 min
Examples5 min
Distributed Consensus11 min
Proof of Work7 min
Mining and Currency Supply5 min
Future Challenges9 min
1 lecture
Module 2 Lecture Slides10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 2 Quiz: Rules and Structure of Bitcoin
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3
1 heure pour terminer

Module 3: Cryptocurrency as an Asset Class

In this module, you’ll examine Cryptocurrency as an asset class, and delve deeper into whether Cryptocurrency has a place in individual investment portfolios. Through examining the theory and data perspective of traditional finance, you’ll understand the risks and returns on Bitcoin and its place in a more stable and predictable portfolio. You’ll also learn about the Capital Asset Pricing Model, and key concepts of Modern Portfolio Theory such as Tangency Portfolio and the Sharpe Ratio. Through calculating and specifying both Beta and Alpha of Bitcoins, you’ll be able to accurately measure the systematic risk the investor takes in creating a portfolio with Bitcoin. By the end of this module, you’ll be able to estimate and analyze the values of Beta and Alpha in Cryptocurrency, and effectively optimize utility in incorporating Cryptocurrency as an asset for your portfolio.

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4 vidéos (Total 41 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
4 vidéos
Risk and Return to Cryptocurrency11 min
Review of Portfolio Theory11 min
Asset Allocation with Cryptocurrency14 min
1 lecture
Module 3 Lecture Slides10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 3 Quiz: Cryptocurrency as an Asset Class
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1 heure pour terminer

Module 4: The Blockchain Ecosystem

In this module, you’ll explore the Blockchain Ecosystem and the numerous use cases for Blockchain in different industries. Through examination of the key attributes of Blockchain, you’ll discover how Blockchain is built. You’ll also learn about the difference between Proof of Work and Proof of Stake, and the two interoperabilities of Blockchain. Through analyzing the different types of crypto finance, you’ll explore the different use cases of Blockchain in business, gaming, and investing. By the end of this module, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of Blockchain, be able to utilize Blockchain in many different contexts, and assess how Blockchain will affect both business and society in the future.

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9 vidéos (Total 55 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
9 vidéos
What is an Ecosystem3 min
Building the Blockchain11 min
Crypto Finance8 min
Business Use Cases13 min
Blockchain in Gaming2 min
Investing in Blockchain5 min
Government and Regulation7 min
Media and Advocacy1 min
1 lecture
Module 4 Lecture Slides10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 4 Quiz

Enseignants

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Jessica Wachter

Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management
Finance
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Sarah Hammer

Senior Director of the Alternative Investments Initiative, Adjunct Professor of Law
The Wharton School / University of Pennsylvania Law School

À propos de Université de Pennsylvanie

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À propos de la Spécialisation Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology

Wharton's Fintech Specialization is designed to introduce you to the fundamental building blocks of financial technologies and real-world applications through case studies of Wharton-led companies in the field. You'll learn the the essential components of technology-driven financial strategies, from complex regulations to cryptocurrency to portfolio optimization. You'll also learn how modern investment strategies deploy technology to produce optimal results, explore the disruptive force of changing payment methods, analyze the changing regulatory landscape, and gain a deeper understanding of robo-advising, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and blockchain. By the end of this Specialization, you'll be able to make informed decisions about deploying financial technologies for yourself or for your business, giving you a competitive advantage in using the latest financial innovations....
Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology

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