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Intermediate Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Suggested: 14 hours/week...

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Blockchain Overview

1 hour to complete
10 videos (Total 61 min)
10 videos
Blockchain Overview5m
Types of Blockchains4m
Uses of Blockchains1m
What Blockchains Can Do8m
Targets for Disruption1m
Applications10m
Blockchain Ingredients9m
Contextualizing Blockchain in Tech9m
Key Takeaways6m
4 practice exercises
Blockchain Overview4m
Blockchain Applications2m
Big Tech Picture4m
Blockchain Overview Graded Quiz16m
1 hour to complete

Cryptographic Hashing

1 hour to complete
10 videos (Total 43 min)
10 videos
Applications of Hashes5m
Modular Arithmetic1m
XOR3m
SHA Overview4m
SHA-2566m
Scale of SHA-2562m
Information Loss in SHA-2562m
Brute Forcing a SHA-2565m
Applications of SHA-2566m
2 practice exercises
Cryptographic Hashing2m
Cryptographic Hashing Graded Quiz16m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Blockchain Encryption and Signatures

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 41 min)
7 videos
Polyalphabetic Ciphers8m
Symmetric Digital Signatures7m
RSA4m
ECC4m
ECDSA4m
Quantum Signatures2m
3 practice exercises
Symmetric Ciphers2m
Asymmetric Digital Signatures8m
Encryption and Digital Signatures Graded Quiz16m
2 hours to complete

Bitcoin and Other Blockchains

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 74 min)
9 videos
Hashing in the Bitcoin Blockchain6m
Mining8m
Crypto Classifications9m
The Crypto Vision8m
Ethereum Overview9m
Ethereum Under the Hood9m
The DAO10m
Private Blockchains6m
4 practice exercises
Bitcoin4m
Ethereum10m
Private Blockchains4m
Bitcoin and Other Blockchains Graded Quiz20m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Using Blockchain

1 hour to complete
6 videos (Total 43 min)
6 videos
Bitcoin Transactions5m
Cryptotransactions In Depth3m
Cryptotransaction Mechanics10m
Layer 28m
Machine to Machine9m
5 practice exercises
Addresses2m
Cryptotransactions2m
Scalability6m
Machine to Machine6m
Using Crypto Graded Quiz16m
1 hour to complete

Consensus

1 hour to complete
7 videos (Total 42 min)
7 videos
Nodes5m
Proof of Work5m
Efficient Hashing for Proof of Work5m
Proof of Stake7m
Byzantine Fault Tolerance6m
Other Consensus Algorithms6m
4 practice exercises
Consensus Overview6m
Public Consensus Algorithms4m
Private Consensus Algorithms4m
Consensus Graded Quiz16m
Week
4

Week 4

1 hour to complete

Value of Cryptoapplications

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 60 min)
9 videos
Stablecoins8m
Crypto Collateralized Stablecoins9m
Non-Collateralized Stablecoins8m
Initial Coin Offerings7m
ICO Trends1m
Fraudulent Crypto14m
Fraudulent Crypto23m
ICO Checklist10m
5 practice exercises
Money and Crypto6m
Stablecoins2m
ICOs2m
Fraudulent Crypto2m
Value of Crypto Graded Quiz16m
1 hour to complete

The Regulatory Environment and the Future of Fintech

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 54 min)
9 videos
The Role of the CFTC, IRS, and Other Agencies9m
The Transmission of Money7m
What is Fintech?4m
What Accounts for the Growth in Fintech?4m
What are the Implications for Business?3m
What are the Implications for Society?3m
Fintech Promise for the Unbanked4m
What Fueled the Growth of AI and Machine Learning?5m
5 practice exercises
Introduction to Regulation. The Role of the SEC.2m
The Role of the CFTC, IRS, and Other Agencies2m
The Transmission of Money4m
The Fintech Landscape4m
The Regulatory Environment and the Growth of Fintech Graded Quiz16m

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About the Entrepreneurial Finance: Strategy and Innovation Specialization

From entrepreneurs to executives, this Specialization provides an opportunity for you to learn how to advance business innovation in your company and gain insights from leading faculty in the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. In the first course, you will learn how to valuate entrepreneurial ventures—including high-growth startups—using Excel spreadsheet models. You will also learn how to discern between the tradeoffs of different financing strategies: loan investments, venture capital, angel investing, and crowdfunding. The second course will teach you how to manage a startup’s financing strategy, where you will learn how to build capitalization tables (or “cap tables”) in Excel. Cap tables will help you explore different financing strategies for your startup company and determine which financing decisions are best for your entrepreneurial venture. The third course transitions to an analysis of blockchain technologies, where you will learn how to identify opportunities to disrupt and innovate business models using blockchain as well as avoid poorly executed applications of blockchain to business. The fourth course will teach you how to use R programming to calculate the return of a stock portfolio as well as quantify the market risk of that portfolio. This Specialization is also an excellent opportunity for professionals interested in Fuqua’s master’s programs to get an inside look into Fuqua’s faculty expertise and courses....
Entrepreneurial Finance: Strategy and Innovation

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