About this Specialization

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Beginner Level

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 16 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • Explain the difference between legacy payment systems and new innovations in payments.

  • Describe blockchain technology and critique its application in various contexts.

  • Interpret a credit score and identify its determinants.

  • Implement “smart” investing techniques.

Skills you will gain

Credit TechnologyCryptocurrencySmart InvestingBlockchainPayment Systems

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Approx. 1 month to complete

Suggested 16 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

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There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

The Future of Payment Technologies

4.8
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38 ratings
11 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Explained

4.9
stars
15 ratings
2 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Raising Capital: Credit Tech, Coin Offerings, and Crowdfunding

4.6
stars
9 ratings
3 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Innovations in Investment Technology: Artificial Intelligence

5.0
stars
6 ratings
1 reviews

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • This Specialization doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Specialization Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more.

  • Each course has 3-4 weeks of core content, with about 2-4 hours of work expected per week. It is estimated that it would take a learner 4-6 months to complete the entire specialization, though faster progress is possible with more time available per week.

  • We have two audiences in mind, though any learner could benefit from this material.

    The first group is professionals, particularly in the financial industry, who may have limited background in technology, but are interested in deeper understanding of the mechanics and implications of the changes in financial technology.

    The second group is the technology professional who has a more limited exposure to finance.

    Some statistics knowledge will aid in understanding the course material.

  • No, you can take these courses in any order, though it may feel more logical to follow the sequence we've suggested.

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