In this first course of the specialization, we will discuss the limitations of the Internet for business and economic activity, and explain how blockchain technology represents the way forward. After completing this course, you will be able to explain what blockchain is, how it works, and why it is revolutionary. You will learn key concepts such as mining, hashing, proof-of-work, public key cryptography, and the double-spend problem. You’ll be able to describe seven design principles for blockchain technology, and the challenges facing the people developing it. You’ll also meet the players in the blockchain ecosystem, and consider your own role in stewarding the blockchain revolution.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM INTRODUCTION TO BLOCKCHAIN FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES
Quite Interesting introduction - but takes too much time to review basic principles - 1 week would have been enough. Reading materials are mainly press articles about Bitcoin and Blockchain
This course has been the best source for me to learn what blockchain technology is all about in very easy-to-understand terms. It was very informative and the instructors were impeccable.
Brief and informative course to dip your toes in understanding blockchain technology. I would definitely recommenced this course to anyone interested in the initiative of blockchain.
It was a very informative course and the learning was really great. I would like to thanks INSEAD, Don & Alex Tapscott for putting together such a wonderful course. Thanks again!
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.
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