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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Module 1: Introduction to Cryptocurrency

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 23 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
4 videos
Introduction to Cryptocurrency2m
Transacting in Bitcoin8m
Why Cryptocurrency?9m
1 reading
Module 1 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz: Introduction to Cryptocurrency
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Module 2: Rules and Structure of Bitcoin

1 hour to complete
9 videos (Total 71 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
The Digital Signature8m
A Tamper Proof Ledger7m
What is Blockchain?10m
Examples5m
Distributed Consensus11m
Proof of Work7m
Mining and Currency Supply5m
Future Challenges9m
1 reading
Module 2 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz: Rules and Structure of Bitcoin
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Module 3: Cryptocurrency as an Asset Class

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 47 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Risk and Return to Cryptocurrency11m
Review of Portfolio Theory11m
Asset Allocation with Cryptocurrency14m
Conclusion5m
1 reading
Module 3 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz: Cryptocurrency as an Asset Class
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Module 4: The Blockchain Ecosystem

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 82 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
What is an Ecosystem3m
Building the Blockchain11m
Crypto Finance8m
Business Use Cases13m
Blockchain in Gaming2m
Investing in Blockchain5m
Government and Regulation7m
Media and Advocacy1m
Creating the New Frontier of FinTech - Securitize10m
Creating the New Frontier of FinTech - Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc.16m
1 reading
Module 4 Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz

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