Study cryptocurrencies to demystify their functionality, and understand their impact on the economy and society.
Over the last decade, the highest performing asset class was not stocks, bonds, or even real estate, it was Bitcoin.1 Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the MIT-developed Vault has emerged as a new asset class that has seen momentous returns. To navigate volatility, it’s necessary to demystify the real-world capabilities of cryptocurrency and its economic implications.
Enhance your knowledge of cryptocurrency, its limitations, capabilities, and the way it functions within the economic environment in the Cryptocurrency online short course from the MIT Media Lab. Taking a comprehensive approach, you’ll explore cryptocurrencies in comparison with traditional finance, and gain insight into how start-ups, financial institutions, big tech, and central banks are adapting to its emergence.
Guided by MIT Media Lab’s Digital Currency Initiative — as well as crypto industry experts, economists, financial regulators, and internet entrepreneurs — you’ll gain the skills to critically and holistically assess the viability of crypto projects, and understand the opportunities and challenges associated with the evolution of money. In six weeks, you’ll gain insight into blockchain technology, smart contracts, decentralized applications (DApps), and the broader environment in which cryptocurrencies exist. At the end of the course, you’ll be equipped with the critical reasoning skills to analyze the viability of any smart crypto project.
1Fortune (August 2020).
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