Spring 2023 Business Economics B7776 section 100

Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Digital

Blockchain, Cryptocurrenc

Call Number 17371
Day & Time
Location
MTWRU 9:00am-5:00pm
To be announced
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Amir R Farrokhnia
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Given the impact of technological tools and advancements in todays modern economy, it has become increasingly imperative for business professionals and professional graduate students to have a top-down understanding of some of the most relevant, applicable, and highly technical topics such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and digital tokens (among others). This course offers a comprehensive primer for those without any prior technical knowledge on the aforementioned subject matters, with a special focus on theory and practice and covering introductory- to intermediate-level content coverage. We will start by covering the basics and fundamental building blocks of the technological developments and innovations that made distributed systems and digital currencies such as blockchain and Bitcoin, respectively, possible. We will ultimately end the course on more complex topics and the latest research in the field, including the fundamental challenges to our existing economics and financial frameworks and the incumbent firms as well as potential solutions to such matters. Please note absence from the first day of class will result in automatic forfeiture of students' registration. Auditing is not permitted (no exceptions).
Web Site Vergil
Department Business Economics
Enrollment 37 students (73 max) as of 9:06PM Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Subject Business Economics
Number B7776
Section 100
Division School of Business
Open To Business
Campus Morningside
Section key 20231BUEC7776B100