This module introduces blockchain technology that is rapidly emerging and changing the financial industry. Countless applications are being explored in commercial and investment banking, digital investing, financial advising, insurance and fund raising. Cryptocurrencies, one of the most popular uses of blockchain, are explored in detail. Disruption in the financial markets and the current regulatory environment will be evaluated.
The module will use a number of in-class case studies showing the actual use of blockchain and the advantages it has offered. These case studies will develop a high-level appreciation of the state of the art of the application of blockchain technology.