Undoubtedly, financial technology has become, for many businesses, the backbone of the management and operation of the professional activity. For its innovative support capacity and to create new models of services and products. Being able to completely renew the traditional labor and economic models.

More and more entrepreneurs are daring with new business models, highlighted data management companies, and they manage global hyperconnectivity, laying more and more the foundations of an intelligent society, more sensitive to the generation of data and concerned for the digital identity.

The new companies do not have any fear of integrating financial technologies such as the Blockchain, the technological finances and the Fintech sector in their day to day as key elements of a transformation of the current economy and society.

To respond to new demands, the Master in Blockchain and Fintech offers through an online methodology, the bases of these new methods of payment and financing, to apply them within any business.

IEBS Business School is an associate of Alastria (a consortium promoted by companies and institutions for the establishment of a semi-public Blockchain infrastructure) where students can experience their projects with these technologies in a cooperative environment.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of the Master in Blockchain and Fintech you will be perfectly capable of:
  • To obtain a global vision of the process of the digital models of the different economic actors and the revolution of the digital environments.
  • Be able to develop business models adapted to the technological changes that are being experienced in fintech industry environments.
  • Know the basics of monetary systems and financial markets and know how to contextualize cryptocurrencies and other systems based on Smart Contract in contrast or analogy with them.
  • Understand the incentive systems on which Blockchain-based systems are based and understand the elements of game theory underlying them.
  • Know and know how to analyze the legal and regulatory implications of cryptocurrencies and other systems based on Smart Contracts.
  • Know and know how the Blockchain works as distributed systems and understand the architecture and the fundamental algorithms on which they are based.

Who is it for?

The Master in Blockchain and Fintech provides training specifically oriented to the following profiles:
  • Banking and FinTech employees with an interest in knowing the challenges and new business models that affect their companies.
  • Professionals with an eminently economic-financial profile and with an interest in developing digital skills in their departments.
  • Strategic and technological consultants suppliers of solutions and services for Banks
  • Technologists eager to know the influence of the latest technologies in one of the largest sectors that remain to break and how to take advantage of it to respond to the challenges they face.
  • Entrepreneurs interested in investing in one of the fastest growing sectors in recent years.
  • Those profiles eager to update their knowledge in one of the sectors that are going to be transformed in the coming years.


The structure and subjects of the Master in Blockchain Technology and Fintech are organized as follows:

Module 1. Fintech 1.0. The first step for the disappearance of banking

  • Introduction sector fintech
  • Vertical in the fintech sector
  • Non-financial crowdfunding: social and reward
  • Masterclass: Crowdlending
  • Masterclass: Equity crowdfunding

Module 2. Fintech 2.0. The future of finance

  • Impact of fintech in the financial sector
  • Fintech Venturing
  • Fintech: transformation in the world of the currency
  • Masterclass: Insurtech
  • Masterclass: Wealthtech

Module 3. Introduction to the financial market of finance

  • Online brokers
  • Mobile banking
  • Advice and patrimonial management: roadvisors
  • Masterclass: Neobanks and Challenger Banks
  • Masterclass: Crowdfunding and Crowdlending on tangible assets

Module 4. Payments, service transactions and foreign exchange market

  • Apps payments, transactions and currency market of fintechs
  • Payments NFC, internet and in-app and PDS2 and impact of payments
  • Wallets: mobile purses
  • Masterclass: Analysis of current payment systems
  • Masterclass: Instant payments and P2P

Module 5. Legality and regulation of Fintech

  • Legaltech and Regtech
  • Specific regulation of the fintech sector
  • Taxation of the Fintech sector - Insurtech
  • Masterclass: Regulation of the collaborative economy
  • Masterclass: Regulatory sandbox models

Module 6. Algotrading

  • Trading and investment tools
  • Algorithmic methods of cryptocurrencies
  • Machine Learning
  • Masterclass: High frequency trading on the stock market
  • Masterclass: Cryptocurrency Trading

Module 7. Big data and Business Intelligence in Finance

  • Business Intelligence Tools (Data Studio)
  • Scenarios and business intelligence solutions
  • Generation of smart dashboards
  • Masterclass: How to develop a good big data project
  • Masterclass: ETL processes

Module 8. Social networks for financial predictions

  • The irruption of Social Media and its impact on the financial sector
  • Social Datamining
  • Evolution of Social Media to Social Business
  • Masterclass: Twitter as a financial prediction tool
  • Masterclass: Communication-focused and Marketing focused: committee driven

Module 9. Introduction to Blockchain

  • Introduction to Blockchain
  • Application on Blockchain
  • Storage systems and blockchain
  • Masterclass: Blockchain application areas
  • Masterclass: Fourth industrial revolution

Module 10. Blockchain in business

  • Blockchain in the traditional economy
  • Blockchain in finance
  • Blockchain in operations
  • Masterclass: Blockchain Infrastructure
  • Masterclass: Blockchain use cases in the economy

Module 11. ICOs: Value tokenization

  • Technical foundations of the Blockchain
  • Networks and blockchain protocols
  • Tokenomics, regulatory and communication of ICOs
  • Masterclass: Ledger and Blockchain authority
  • Masterclass: Tokens and ICOs

Module 12. Decentralized apps, Smart Contracts and sidechains

  • Decentralized apps and blockchains application development
  • Design and development of smart contracts
  • Sidechains
  • Masterclass: Intelligent contracts. Governance Systems and DADs
  • Masterclass: Regulation and smart contracts

Module 13. Cryptocurrencies

  • From digital media to Bitcoin
  • Etherum
  • Ripple
  • Masterclass: Litecoins and other cryptocurrencies
  • Masterclass: Legal aspects of cryptocurrencies

Module 14. Operating with cryptocurrencies

  • General operation of cryptocurrencies
  • Cryptocurrency user tools
  • Exchanges of cryptocurrencies
  • Masterclass: Cryptocurrency licenses
  • Masterclass: Operation of cryptocurrencies

Module 15. Cybersecurity in Blockchain

  • Introduction to cybersecurity
  • Privacy in cyberspace and tokenization
  • Regulation of data protection: personal data and data of things
  • Masterclass: Cybersecurity processes in Blockchain
  • Masterclass: Keys to consider in cybersecurity issues

Module 16. Blockchain borders

  • Blockchain in the capital market
  • Blockchain in logistics
  • New paradigms of blockchain, society and company
  • Masterclass: Blockchain in research and development
  • Masterclass: Business models and innovation based on Blockchain

End of Master Project

* The syllabus and masterclasses may suffer modifications motivated by the update and improvement thereof.

Program taught in:
  • Spanish

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