EXECUTIVE PROGRAM ON BLOCKCHAIN & BITCOIN
In today’s time, when all the cryptocurrency buzzwords are doing the rounds of the tech circles around the world, it has become important to get to the core of cryptocurrency’s underlying technology, i.e. blockchain. Blockchain is a decentralised and distributed digital ledger technology that was popularised by the Bitcoin global cryptocurrency platform.
It enables transparent, tamper-proof systems that facilitate transactions between machines without a central clearinghouse. It has potential applications in many different areas of finance. This course will cover the fundamentals of blockchain technology, including the three core layers of a blockchain and the three types of blockchains.
Why learn about Blockchain Technology?
Blockchain is one of the most revolutionary and disruptive forces to come along in today’s time. It has several applications in the finance industry. Due to its constantly evolving nature, it is expected to extend beyond cryptocurrency. in the near future. Some of its most radical advantages are:
- Extremely secure and can prevent financial scams
- Can eliminate the middleman in digital transactions
- Will settle digital transactions instantly
- More increased and secure cloud storage
- Many applications in finance, tech firms, governments, banks, etc.
This course is designed for finance professionals who need to understand the strategic implicationsof the blockchain in their respective fields. While a high level understanding of the cryptographic foundations is essential for this purpose, the program will NOT focus on the mathematical and technical aspects of the cryptography. The program tries to be self-contained, but it assumes reasonable knowledge of basic finance, elementary mathematics and essential computing that is expected ofall finance professionals today.