FinTech: Shaping the Financial World

A close-up of the screen of a smartphone  that has many colorful shopping apps open.

Mobile payment apps for smartphones have become increasingly popular among consumers and are replacing cash, checks, and credit cards. Payments are covered in Class #6. (Image by Jason Howie on Flickr. License: CC BY.) 


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Spring 2020



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This course about financial technology, or FinTech, is for students wishing to explore the ways in which new technologies are disrupting the financial services industry—driving material change in business models, products, applications and customer user interface. Amongst the significant technological trends affecting financial services into the 2020’s, the class will explore AI, deep learning, blockchain technology and open APIs. Students will gain an understanding of the key technologies, market structure, participants, regulation and the dynamics of change being brought about by FinTech.

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Gary Gensler. 15.S08 FinTech: Shaping the Financial World . Spring 2020. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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