Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies–A Free Online Courses from the University of Pennsylvania

From Jes­si­ca Wachter (Pro­fes­sor in Quan­ti­ta­tive Finance at the Whar­ton School of Busi­ness at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­va­nia) comes Cryp­tocur­ren­cy and Blockchain: An Intro­duc­tion to Dig­i­tal Cur­ren­cies The course descrip­tion for Cryp­tocur­ren­cy and Blockchain reads:

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.

You can take Cryp­tocur­ren­cy and Blockchain for free by select­ing the audit option upon enrolling. If you want to take the course for a cer­tifi­cate, you will need to pay a fee.

Cryp­tocur­ren­cy and Blockchain has been added to our list of Free Finance and Eco­nom­ics Cours­es, a sub­set of our col­lec­tion, 1,700 Free Online Cours­es from Top Uni­ver­si­ties.

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