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What you will learn

  • Identify new ideas or opportunities for blockchain within the financial services industry

  • Explain how you will position your idea, including how your idea will create new value for your customers

  • Identify the business model decisions that would need to be made in order to assess the feasibility of your idea

  • Develop an execution plan for your idea, including a budget and project roadmap, and consolidate your work into a coherent Strategic Action Plan

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Intermediate Level
Approx. 14 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

4 hours to complete

Industry Analysis

4 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 25 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Instructor Introduction8m
Blockchain Transformations of Financial Services2m
Practitioner Perspective: Rob Carter, CIO at FedEx1m
How to Use the Blockchain Case Commons4m
Practitioner Perspective: Mihai Alisie, Co-founder of Ethereum, CEO at AKASHA1m
5 readings
Industry Transformations10m
Introduction to the Blockchain Case Commons10m
Exploratory Market Research30m
Conducting Preliminary Market Research30m
How to Perform a Competitive Analysis30m
1 practice exercise
Reflection: Exploratory Market Research5m

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Opportunity Identification

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 27 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
Practitioner Perspective: Soumak Chatterjee, Partner, Deloitte Canada2m
Soumak Chatterjee, Partner, Deloitte Canada2m
Rob Carter, CIO at FedEx1m
Will Harborne, Director of Operations at Ethfinex1m
Hariton Korizis, Co-founder & Chief Architect at ResonanceX49s
Yaniv Neu-Ner, Founder at Counter1m
Siddharth Singhal, APAC Business Development & Strategic Relations at R31m
Oleg Fomenko, Co-founder of Sweatcoin1m
Ana Trbovich, Co-founder and COO at Grid Singularity1m
How to Use a Decision Matrix4m
6 readings
Problems That Blockchain Can and Cannot Solve20m
How To Write a Good Problem Statement10m
Blockchain Brainstorm30m
Problem Solving With Blockchain15m
Decision Matrix10m
Statement of Benefit10m

Week 3

2 hours to complete


2 hours to complete
2 videos (Total 3 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Practitioner Perspective: Rolf Hoefer, Keyless Technologies1m
2 readings
Positioning Your Idea30m
Strategic Positioning of Your Organization30m

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Execution Plan

3 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 9 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
3 videos
Practitioner Perspective: Ana Trbovich, Co-founder and COO at Grid Singularity54s
Practitioner Perspective: Massimo Morini, Head of Interest Rate & Credit Models, Banca IMI3m
5 readings
Business Model Considerations30m
Operational Considerations10m
Work Breakdown Structure30m
Time Management30m
Project Cost Estimation30m



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About the Blockchain Revolution in Financial Services Specialization

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 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 ecosystem....
Blockchain Revolution in Financial Services

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