Blockchain Revolution in Financial Services

As the Internet was the first digital medium for information, blockchain is the first native digital medium for value. Blockchain is poised to transform the economy and society at large—redefining the ways we transact online, share ideas, and manage workflows. The financial services sector is a key lever in such transformations.

This four-course specialization introduces learners to the world of blockchain technology for financial services—including what blockchain is, how it works, and why it is revolutionary. Students learn about various categories of cryptoassets and the ways they can be transacted on a blockchain. They learn how blockchain is transforming the economy and society at large—redefining workflows, global payments, and prosperity. As an outcome of this specialization, students produce a Strategic Action Plan wherein they identify and evaluate a promising application of blockchain technology within the financial services industry.

The specialization is based on insights provided by Financial Services Revolution, an in-depth compilation of exclusive BRI research from the world’s foremost thought leaders.

The Specialization is taught by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, globally-recognized authorities on innovation and technology and authors of the best-selling book, “Blockchain Revolution.” It also includes various industry experts and practitioners who will share their experiences within the blockchain enterprise.

Financial Services Revolution book

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Seven design principles for the ‘Blockchain Revolution’
  • Terms such as miner, hash, nonce, consensus mechanism, public key cryptography, cryptoasset, smart contract, DApp, and self-sovereign identity
  • Top 10 challenges for implementing blockchain technology
  • Blockchain applications and use-cases within the financial services industry
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