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Cryptocurrency

MIT Media Lab

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Online short course

Cryptocurrency

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6 weeks, excluding orientation

Weekly modules, flexible learning

7–10 hours per week, entirely online

A comprehensive understanding of industry opportunities in light of increasing institutional interest in crypto, coupled with insight into blockchain technology.

A working knowledge of the latest cryptocurrency developments, equipping you to assess the viability of crypto projects.

Access to cutting-edge ideas from MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative, with strategic takeouts designed to help you remain competitive in your industry.

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Course outline

Module 1:
Money, the Payment Riddle, and Cryptocurrency Innovation

Module 2:
Smart Contracts, DApps, and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

Module 3:
Cryptocurrency Markets, Exchanges, and Trading


 

Course outline

Module 1:
Money, the Payment Riddle, and Cryptocurrency Innovation

Module 2:
Smart Contracts, DApps, and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

Module 3:
Cryptocurrency Markets, Exchanges, and Trading

Module 4:
The Viability of Crypto Projects

Module 5:
A Catalyst for Change: Responses From Finance, Tech, and Central Banks

Module 6:
Challenges Facing Cryptocurrency and the Path Forward

Module 4:
The Viability of Crypto Projects

Module 5:
A Catalyst for Change:

Responses From Finance, Tech, and Central Banks

Module 6:
Challenges Facing Cryptocurrency and the Path Forward

Your Course Conveners

Your Programme
Co-convenors

NELSON REPENNING

Gary Gensler
Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Gary Gensler is Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, co-director of MIT’s FinTech@CSAIL and senior adviser to the MIT Media Lab Digital Currency Initiative. He conducts research and teaches multiple graduate level courses on blockchain technology, digital currencies, financial technology and public policy. He was formerly Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Under Secretary of the Treasury, Chairman of the Maryland Financial Consumer Protection Commission and a partner at Goldman Sachs. Gensler was the winner of the MIT Sloan Outstanding Teacher Award, based on student nominations, for the 2018–2019 academic year.

Distinguished Professor of System Dynamics and Organization Studies  

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 Learn to critically assess cryptocurrency and its latest applications.

Over the duration of this online course, you’ll work your way through the following modules:

Neha Narula
Director of the Digital Currency Initiative at the MIT Media Lab

Neha Narula is the director of the Digital Currency Initiative, a part of the MIT Media Lab, which focuses on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. While completing her PhD in computer science at MIT, she built fast, scalable, distributed systems and databases. Narula is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Blockchain. Previously, Narula was a senior software engineer at Google, where she co-designed Blobstore – a system for storing and serving petabytes of immutable data. She has also worked on Native Client, which is a way to run native code securely through a browser.

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