Blockchain: Origins and Applications

Blockchain: Origins and Applications - OEL1348
This course expands on concepts introduced in Introduction to FinTech with an in-depth investigation of the use of blockchain technology in the banking and financial service industries. Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of the origins of blockchain, the technological principals which underpin the system and the various practical applications for blockchain technology, including, but not limited to, cryptocurrencies. The course will review the important impacts that the adoption of blockchain may have on traditional business practices as well as society and the regulatory environment. The course provides students with the comprehensive knowledge to enable them to assess and evaluate the use of blockchain technology in industry and business applications.