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Module 1: Introduction to Cryptocurrency

In this module, you’ll define Bitcoin and understand its popularity as a currency. You’ll discuss the methodology behind transacting with Bitcoin, and gain a deep understanding of the definition of currency and the critical importance of a shared common belief behind a unit of currency. You’ll also analyze the growth of centralized intermediaries that facilitate dollar transactions using cash-alternative methodologies and their role in currency. By the end of this module, you’ll have a more clearly defined understanding of why cryptocurrency and bitcoin is used as a cash-alternative method, and how Bitcoin derives its potential value in the current market.

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4 vídeos ((Total 23 mín.)), 1 leitura, 1 teste
4 videos
Introduction to Cryptocurrency2min
Transacting in Bitcoin8min
Why Cryptocurrency?9min
1 leituras
Module 1 Lecture Slides10min
1 exercício prático
Module 1 Quiz: Introduction to Cryptocurrency
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2
1 hora para concluir

Module 2: Rules and Structure of Bitcoin

This module was designed to analyze the problems that a decentralized currency must solve in order to be successful, and how Bitcoin meets these challenges using cryptology and blockchain technology. After identifying the philosophy of identity behind the concept of property rights, you'll learn how Bitcoin utilizes digital signatures in their transactions to ensure privacy for individuals. Then, you’ll examine how blockchain technology employs Hash Functions to detect tampering attempts. Finally, you’ll explore the creation and concept of Distributed Consensus Protocol and how Proof of Work incentivizes honest trading and stable currency creation. By the end of this module, you’ll be able to identify the importance of digital signatures, Blockchain, and Proof of Work in the stability of Bitcoin as a currency.

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9 vídeos ((Total 71 mín.)), 1 leitura, 1 teste
9 videos
The Digital Signature8min
A Tamper Proof Ledger7min
What is Blockchain?10min
Examples5min
Distributed Consensus11min
Proof of Work7min
Mining and Currency Supply5min
Future Challenges9min
1 leituras
Module 2 Lecture Slides10min
1 exercício prático
Module 2 Quiz: Rules and Structure of Bitcoin
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3
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Module 3: Cryptocurrency as an Asset Class

In this module, you’ll examine Cryptocurrency as an asset class, and delve deeper into whether Cryptocurrency has a place in individual investment portfolios. Through examining the theory and data perspective of traditional finance, you’ll understand the risks and returns on Bitcoin and its place in a more stable and predictable portfolio. You’ll also learn about the Capital Asset Pricing Model, and key concepts of Modern Portfolio Theory such as Tangency Portfolio and the Sharpe Ratio. Through calculating and specifying both Beta and Alpha of Bitcoins, you’ll be able to accurately measure the systematic risk the investor takes in creating a portfolio with Bitcoin. By the end of this module, you’ll be able to estimate and analyze the values of Beta and Alpha in Cryptocurrency, and effectively optimize utility in incorporating Cryptocurrency as an asset for your portfolio.

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4 vídeos ((Total 41 mín.)), 1 leitura, 1 teste
4 videos
Risk and Return to Cryptocurrency11min
Review of Portfolio Theory11min
Asset Allocation with Cryptocurrency14min
1 leituras
Module 3 Lecture Slides10min
1 exercício prático
Module 3 Quiz: Cryptocurrency as an Asset Class
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4
1 hora para concluir

Module 4: The Blockchain Ecosystem

In this module, you’ll explore the Blockchain Ecosystem and the numerous use cases for Blockchain in different industries. Through examination of the key attributes of Blockchain, you’ll discover how Blockchain is built. You’ll also learn about the difference between Proof of Work and Proof of Stake, and the two interoperabilities of Blockchain. Through analyzing the different types of crypto finance, you’ll explore the different use cases of Blockchain in business, gaming, and investing. By the end of this module, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the fundamentals of Blockchain, be able to utilize Blockchain in many different contexts, and assess how Blockchain will affect both business and society in the future.

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9 vídeos ((Total 55 mín.)), 1 leitura, 1 teste
9 videos
What is an Ecosystem3min
Building the Blockchain11min
Crypto Finance8min
Business Use Cases13min
Blockchain in Gaming2min
Investing in Blockchain5min
Government and Regulation7min
Media and Advocacy1min
1 leituras
Module 4 Lecture Slides10min
1 exercício prático
Module 4 Quiz

Instrutores

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Jessica Wachter

Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management
Finance
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Sarah Hammer

Senior Director of the Alternative Investments Initiative, Adjunct Professor of Law
The Wharton School / University of Pennsylvania Law School

Sobre Universidade da Pensilvânia

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn) is a private university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. A member of the Ivy League, Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, and considers itself to be the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies. ...

Sobre o Programa de cursos integrados Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology

Wharton's Fintech Specialization is designed to introduce you to the fundamental building blocks of financial technologies and real-world applications through case studies of Wharton-led companies in the field. You'll learn the the essential components of technology-driven financial strategies, from complex regulations to cryptocurrency to portfolio optimization. You'll also learn how modern investment strategies deploy technology to produce optimal results, explore the disruptive force of changing payment methods, analyze the changing regulatory landscape, and gain a deeper understanding of robo-advising, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and blockchain. By the end of this Specialization, you'll be able to make informed decisions about deploying financial technologies for yourself or for your business, giving you a competitive advantage in using the latest financial innovations....
Fintech: Foundations & Applications of Financial Technology

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