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From start-ups in California, New York, London, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa, entrepreneurs are applying their creativity and technical ingenuity all along the financial services value chain.

This wave of innovation promises a revolution in the production and consumption of financial services. Aptly combining the words “financial” and “technology” the FinTech revolution promises changes that will democratize financial services.

The FinTech revolution holds much promise. Expected benefits include;

  • Consumers who will get more choice, better-targeted services and keener pricing.
  • Small and medium sized businesses who will get access to new credit.
  • Banks that will become more productive, with lower transaction costs, greater capital efficiency and stronger operational resilience.
  • The financial system itself that will become more resilient with greater diversity, redundancy and depth.
  • New forms of currency (like Bitcoin) that will change the way we think of and use money.
  • And most fundamentally, financial services that will be more inclusive; with people better connected, more informed and increasingly empowered.

Because of its seemingly vast and varied scope FinTech is not really understood by many in the real world, whether they be business executives, managers or staff (who fail to understand what technology can do) or technologists themselves (who have scant knowledge of the practical needs/problems of business and finance).

This three part course is a basic primer to understanding FinTech in all its forms and guises.

In Part 3 we take a wider view the blockchain, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in terms of what they are and how they work as well as their respective advantages and disadvantages and the risks they could introduce. 

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

3 CoursesUnderstanding FinTech

  1. Understanding FinTech – Part 1 (FinTech Basics)
  2. Understanding FinTech – Part 2 (Financial Service Functions & Innovation Clusters)
  3. Understanding FinTech – Part 3 (Blockchain, Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies)

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the world of the blockchain, Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.
  • Discover how Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrencies) works.
  • Identify the advantages and disadvantages of cryptocurrencies.

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timely topic. well summarized but easy enough to listen to more than one time

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Advanced

Though not essential, completion of “Understanding FinTech” Parts 1 and 2 would be an advantage.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  13:57Introduction to Understanding FinTech - Part 3
  4:56Why is the Blockchain relative for Business?
  4:07How Blockchain can be Applied to Business
  8:00Bitcoin
  7:17How Bitcoin Works
  8:51Bitcoin Pros & Cons
  4:13Other Cryptocurrencies
  2:53Course Wrap-Up
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  54:14Understanding FinTech - Part 3
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Understanding FinTech – Part 3 (Blockchain, Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies)
  PDFUnderstanding FinTech – Part 3 (Blockchain, Bitcoin & Other Cryptocurrencies) Glossary/Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM