Blockchain Transformations of Financial Services

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The current global financial system is riddled with inefficiencies uneven developments and bizarre contradictions. Blockchain technology has the potential to bring about profound changes to financial services.

In this course you will learn how blockchain technology will disrupt the core functions of the financial services industry offering individuals and organizations alike real choices in how they create and manage value.

WEEK 1
3 hours to complete
Rethinking Financial Services
Today’s global financial system full of inefficiencies. In this module you’ll learn how blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt the core functions of the financial services industry and for the better. By the end of this module you’ll be able to describe six inefficiencies in the financial services industry. You’ll learn how blockchain technology can be leveraged to do things better on cost speed risk management innovation and adaptability. You’ll be able to identify eight core functions of the financial services sector and explain how blockchain can disrupt these functions—cutting out the middleman or causing them to radically change their operations for the better.
9 videos (Total 49 min) 5 readings 4 quizzes

WEEK 2
4 hours to complete
Accounting and Financial Management
Human error is a common cause of accounting mistakes. Lack of transparency allows greed to flourish. People can “cook the books” to hide their wrongdoings and double-entry accounting can’t always handle new business models like micro-transactions. In this module we’ll explore how triple-entry accounting on a blockchain can solve these problems. Shareholders auditors and regulators could access a World Wide Ledger to check a company’s health and compliance in real time. We’ll also explore how CFOs and financial management can balance the hype and the hope of blockchain technology and make key decisions about blockchain for their enterprise.
12 videos (Total 61 min) 5 readings 4 quizzes

WEEK 3
2 hours to complete
Global Payments and Prosperity
The global payment system is the lifeblood of world commerce. In the Internet era the sluggish pace high cost and opacity of international funds transfers both corporate and consumer have been a source of frustration. In this module we’ll explore the ways in which blockchain technology can improve the speed and lower the cost of global payments. We’ll consider how decentralized models of finance and the emerging cryptoasset class will leave incumbents—banks and digital conglomerates alike—scrambling to avoid obsolescence and irrelevance. With stewardship and responsible leadership blockchain will usher in a new era of financial services that is more open inclusive efficient secure and free. If we get this right new economic systems will emerge to generate greater prosperity for the many rather than more wealth for the few.
6 videos (Total 34 min) 4 readings 4 quizzes

WEEK 4
5 hours to complete
Blockchain Regulation and Governance
Blockchain alone is just a tool. In order for this technology to fulfill its long-term promise humans must lead. Rather than relying on state-based institutions blockchain must be primarily self-governed through collaborations of civil society private sector government and stakeholders in non-state networks. In this module we discuss the idea of blockchain governance networks and explain how they can support blockchain stewardship at three levels: The platform level the application level and the ecosystem level. As well you will learn about the conditions that are necessary for a blockchain-based hub of innovation to succeed.
17 videos (Total 103 min) 3 readings 4 quizzes


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Cung cấp bởi: Coursera /  INSEAD

Thời lượng: 14 hours
Ngôn ngữ giảng dạy: Tiếng Anh
Chi phí: Miễn phí / 0
Đối tượng: Beginner

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