Blockchain and Money

A golden coin sits on a motherboard. Three mini figurines surround the coin with tools.

Figurines work on mining a Bitcoin. (Image by Marco Verch. License: CC BY.) 


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Fall 2018



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This course is for students wishing to explore blockchain technology's potential use—by entrepreneurs and incumbents—to change the world of money and finance. The course begins with a review of Bitcoin and an understanding of the commercial, technical, and public policy fundamentals of blockchain technology, distributed ledgers, and smart contracts. The class then continues on to current and potential blockchain applications in the financial sector. 

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Gary Gensler. 15.S12 Blockchain and Money. Fall 2018. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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