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Sobre o curso

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....

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27 de Jun de 2019

This course was everything you said it would be, quite informational but a lot of work. I enjoyed the slides because they were advanced and quite organized with large volume - it is TRUE :) And I als

9 de Jun de 2020

Explained everything in detail. I did have to do some of my own research to fully understand but it was overall great! Highly recommend for anyone who is trying to be more involved in the Blockchain.

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por Andras I

29 de Mai de 2020

I took this course as part 2 of a 4 course specialisation about Fintech. Previously I've completed more than a dozen of courses here, so I had a rough idea of what to expect. Unfortunately so far the whole specialisation but especially this one.

The first 3 weeks' materials was acceptable and fairly clearly presented, at least for someone with background both in software development and finance - I have no idea how you would fare otherwise as it's fairly abstract. Still could do with a bit more rebalancing, it felt a bit like it wasn't decided if this should be aimed at investors (who could care less about linked lists) or developers (who will lack the knowledge about finance to follow).

The last week was pretty unbearable, this kind of dry voice-over accompagning the slides is NOT what online education is about. Especially that this part of the course was less challenging.

I would say it's a good introduction to the subject but this is the first time I was regretting the time invested into a course - so I give it a 3.

por Chiasheng O H

27 de Jun de 2019

This course was everything you said it would be, quite informational but a lot of work. I enjoyed the slides because they were advanced and quite organized with large volume - it is TRUE :) And I als


5 de Jul de 2019

Technology today enables you to monetize almost anything. Blockchain is the most important revolution since the internet and smart contracts enable you to transform any asset into a financial asset.

por Matthew T G

12 de Mar de 2021

Much of the content is dated, making it of limited value. When discussing a technology as rapidly changing as this, the content needs to be current. (Example: Ethereum 2.0) As near as I can guess, this set of presentations was put together in 2019.

The discussion of "Why Cryptocurrency" failed to offer several reasons why cryptocurrency is superior to fiat currency and gold. I can think of eight.

I liked that CAPM, Markowitz and Sharpe were discussed. How cryptocurrency can lower portfolio risk through diversification was not described adequately. I don't know how important that is since, at the end of the day, cryptocurrency needs to be viewed in terms of its value as a store of value and a medium of exchange, not an investment. (Although, I have holdings in both Bitcoin and Ethereum.

The concepts might have been communicated better with some slides that had illustrations. They had only bulletpoints.

All that being said, there is no question that I am coming away with a much clearer understanding of Blockchain. This is critical, of course, since cryptocurrency doesn't exist without Blockchain.

Overall, the cost of this course is, to say the least, quite low. At the same time, I expected better than an aged piece pulled off the shelf at Wharton.

por Alexandre J

27 de Abr de 2020

Good introduction to blockchain technology, some practical examples that help to understand the basics. Unfortunately the course got too dry towards the end (week 4). I also expected a more in-depth technical analysis (how is the blockchain implemented), but that's probably enough material for an entire year of tuition.

por Raymond E

5 de Ago de 2021

Good class to get a general, high-level overview of Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. Lectures are easy to follow and the notes/slides are helpful. The guest speakers in Week4 are interesting.

por Shengszu O

16 de Jun de 2019

I love this program! It's extremely useful and practical, the platform is also easy to use. The professors of Wharton are professional and dedicated. Many t

por Leovita A

13 de Abr de 2020

It is a good course. However, I found it hard to understand since it provides few pictures in the video. I hope they can consider to add sufficient pictures to the video.


7 de Abr de 2020

Great lecturers, they explain a very complete view of the whole Blockchain Ecosystem. Also introduce concepts and ideas in a way that keep the student interested in the topic.

por carlos a m p

18 de Jun de 2019

Excellent course. However, It does not offer suggestions about additional readings (books, papers, etc.)

por Harshit G

31 de Jan de 2021

A great course to get an overview of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain Technology. Week 1 to 3 are ingeniously designed to explain these technologies in a simplified step-by-step manner that ultimately builds up to explain all the fundamentals and essentials of these technologies. Week 4 provides a broad exposure to the Blockchain ecosystem with it's scope, capabilities, possibilities and governing spheres, concluding with 2 case studies of a startup and a well-established fir - giving a practical glimpse of FInTech and it's future. Individuals yearning for background in Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Technology should definitely give this course a shot- you'll definitely leave with a good foundation of this sphere of FInTech, helping you understand your future paths more clearly.

por DB

19 de Mai de 2021

the first 3 weeks were excellent, the instructor was excellent and thanks for the great slides. Very accessible and great materials, nice teaching method through open questions to guide learners and to help us explore and follow the themes. the last week was a bit dry and it felt more like learning a glossary of terms but without any context , and the terms were not really explained nor making any linkage to existing concepts that we have just acquired in the last 3 weeks. I would say perhaps the last week doesnt quite fit with the rest. Hence 4 stars, else would be a 5. Appreciated the downloadable slides too.

por Kavan

6 de Jun de 2020

I found the first 3 modules very interesting - even though they were slightly technical. The instructor was adequately precise and maintained a very consistent and appropriate tone. I found the final module very focused on information and less focused on concepts. The instructor was continuously giving chunks of information, making her points difficult to retain. However, I found the course very engaging and helpful as a whole.

por Malaly P V

21 de Mai de 2020

The first 3 weeks were excellent and professor Wachter was great with explaining the topics she covered. I found the fourth week a bit lacking. It seemed to offer broad information i can read in any industry magazine. It would have been more useful to have a graphic demonstration explaining how blockchain would be applied in one of those use cases. It was hard to stay engaged with those word-heavy PP decks.

por Ishita J

6 de Abr de 2020

The course was very helpful and informative. However, the last module became more theoretical and less practical and hence it was difficult to comprehend.

por Reng C D

11 de Nov de 2020

Some of the areas are too vaguely explained, especially Week 4. I've enjoyed learning more about blockchain nonetheless.

por Oscar M

24 de Fev de 2021

No explican nada de trading, aboslutamente nada. Demasiado tecnico y matematico, aparte de una didactica un poco aburrida. Un curso que no te va a servir de nada más allá de lo que te diga wikipedia. Los profesores podrían ser más dinámicos, leer de una presentación se leerlo yo tambien sin necesidad de ver videos. Buscaba un curso, no un audiolibro.

por Qianyi G

8 de Out de 2019

They don't want to fix incorrect quiz answers.

por Paolo G

13 de Nov de 2020

Crypto-currency complex concepts are outlined in a simple, yet coherent way. I particularly liked the week 1 through 3 lessons, which featured not only an explication of the minutiae behind blockchain and cryptos, but also a big-picture framework of why they work (and why their future viability can be argued from different vantage points). Week 4 was a bit more superficial: it is not sufficient to name 10 business cases to flesh out the crypto ecosystem in its entirety. Nor the ecosystem regulation can be reduced to naming 4 or 5 US regulators. Having said this, the last two modules of week 4 really brought to life how blockchain can be applied in real life.

por Javit A

28 de Fev de 2020

Magnificent course that allowed me to deepen my understanding of the Ecosystem and all those potential business use cases where Blockchainis ripe for improving and making stronger transactions in a secure way for all the different type of industries such as Fintech, Telecom, IoT, Energy, Healthcare, Supply Chain, Finance, Gaming, Real Estate, etc. achieving a lower threat of alteration or corruption.

por Varghese J

31 de Ago de 2019

The Wharton School is an outstanding business school and has made a great decision in making Fin-Tech a specialization to study and explore. The course goes into depth and great detail. The quiz is up to the mark and challenge, as per the lectures.

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain need to be deeply understood. This technology is either the future or never to take off in the mainstream.


6 de Abr de 2020

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por Ubonwan A

28 de Mai de 2021

T​his is the most interesting course with plenty of useful information and knowledge I have ever studied from Coursera. Thanks for all Professors and Instructors who teach and share the intelligence of blockchain and its process behide cryptocurrency which can be adapted to most of industries in this world! Very excited for what I have gained from this course!

por Colin E

15 de Mai de 2020

Excellent overview for a busy professional. The first 3 weeks were an nicely laid out summary of cryptos as an asset class; I found a lot of valuable insights there, cutting through some of the hype around cryptos. The 4th week felt a bit out of place, felt pitched at a different audience and I just skimmed over it. I felt this was a valuable use of time.

por Shivani B

19 de Ago de 2020

The concept and its wide applications has been provided along with core focus on its overall position and baseline in the monetary market & economy. This majorly includes been & current lending institutions, organizations and other impacted financial forums, bodies & companies. Hence recommended & effective to pursue.