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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