Open Program - Digital Assets, Blockchain Technology and the Future of Finance
his course studies digital assets and the underlying blockchain technology and their likely impact on finance. The course is organized in five sessions: (1) introduction to blockchain technology and distributed ledgers, (2) central banking and payments with digital assets, (3) investing in digital assets, (4) Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and the future of venture financing, (5) blockchain use cases in banking. The content is delivered through pre-readings, class-room presentations, case studies, and discussions with guest speakers. Grading will be based on an individual paper describing and evaluating a start-up or incumbent internal project/initiative in the field.
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