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Approx. 13 hours to complete

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What you will learn

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    Identify eight functions of the financial services industry and explain how blockchain will disrupt each of these functions

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    Describe how blockchain will transform the roles of financial managers and the CFO

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    Describe the inefficiencies associated with global payments infrastructure, and the solutions blockchain technologies could offer

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    Identify the threats and opportunities of blockchain technology for central banks

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 10 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

Rethinking Financial Services

3 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 49 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
9 videos
Instructor Introduction8m
Module 1 Overview2m
Six Inefficiencies in Financial Services9m
The Golden Eight Part 14m
The Golden Eight Part 24m
Insurance6m
Threat and Opportunity for Incumbents8m
Recap of Module 12m
5 readings
hypothes.is10m
Rethinking Financial Services10m
The Golden Eight10m
Insurance10m
Threat and Opportunity for Incumbents10m
4 practice exercises
Six Inefficiencies in Financial Services
The Golden Eight30m
Insurance4m
Rethinking Financial Services30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Accounting and Financial Management

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 61 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
12 videos
Decentralizing the Enterprise6m
Practitioner Perspective - Andreas Wallendahl: Blockchain & ConsenSys1m
Transaction Costs and the Structure of the Firm8m
Opportunity 1: Search6m
Opportunity 2: Contracting5m
Opportunity 3: Coordination4m
Opportunity 4: Building Trust4m
Problems With Modern Accounting4m
The World Wide Ledger9m
The CFO3m
Recap of Module 23m
5 readings
Decentralizing the Enterprise15m
Transaction Costs and the Structure of the Firm10m
Opportunities for Blockchain10m
New Frameworks for Accounting15m
The CFO20m
4 practice exercises
Transaction Costs and the Structure of the Firm30m
Opportunities for Blockchain30m
New Frameworks for Accounting30m
Accounting and Financial Management30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Global Payments and Prosperity

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 34 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
International Clearing and Settlement5m
Rethinking Central Banking8m
Stablecoins7m
Economic Inclusion & Prosperity6m
Recap of Module 33m
4 readings
International Clearing and Settlement20m
Rethinking Central Banking20m
Economic Inclusion & Prosperity20m
Review of Global Payments and Prosperity10m
4 practice exercises
International Clearing and Settlement6m
Rethinking Central Banking8m
Economic Inclusion & Prosperity6m
Global Payments and Prosperity
Week
4

Week 4

5 hours to complete

Blockchain Regulation and Governance

5 hours to complete
17 videos (Total 103 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
17 videos
Intro to Blockchain Regulation11m
Practitioner Perspective - Andreas Wallendahl: Regulation1m
Fundamental Questions9m
Regulatory Principles10m
Practitioner Perspective - Massimo Morini: Regulation2m
Practitioner Perspective - Hariton Korizis: Regulation2m
Regulation vs. Governance9m
Practitioner Perspective - Ana Trbovich: Regulation & Governance1m
The Blockchain Stack7m
Multiple Layers of Blockchain Governance7m
A New Framework for Blockchain Governance12m
Practitioner Perspective - Rob Carter: Governance1m
Profile of a Blockchain Hotbed4m
Recap of Module 45m
The World in 2030 / What Can We Do?7m
Course Wrap-Up Video2m
3 readings
Blockchain Governance30m
Profile of a Blockchain Hotbed20m
Leadership for Transformation20m
4 practice exercises
Fundamental Questions30m
Blockchain Governance30m
Seven Conditions for Success30m
Blockchain Regulation & Governance30m

Instructors

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Don Tapscott 

Adjunct Professor
12,166 Learners
8 Courses
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Alex Tapscott 

Instructor
12,166 Learners
8 Courses

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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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