Blockchain and Crypto Applications: From Decentralized Finance to Web 3

Blockchain and Crypto Applications: From Decentralized Finance to Web 3

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Feb 1-Apr 4, 2023 Self-Paced Online 8 weeks 6-8 hours/week $3,500
Apr 5-Jun 6, 2023 Self-Paced Online 8 weeks 6-8 hours/week $3,500
Jun 7-Aug 8, 2023 Self-Paced Online 8 weeks 6-8 hours/week $3,500
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Tracks

Strategy and Innovation

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Entrepreneurship

- Strategy & Innovation

Course Highlights

  • This course runs over 6 weeks with an estimated 6-8 hours per week of study time
  • This course is delivered in our Self-Paced Online format which enables you to participate at your own pace within weekly modules
  • You will learn through a variety of formats including: interactive videos, practice quizzes, presentations, assignments, and discussion forums
  • You will have access to a Success Adviser who will help you manage your time, and support you with any administrative or technical queries you might have
  • You will earn a certificate of course completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management

 

Why attend Blockchain and Crypto Applications?

Regardless of current crypto trends, it’s the underpinning blockchain technology that’s proving to be a resilient and stable foundation for building vast business applications. Yet, there’s still uncertainty about its widespread use-cases. As a result, businesses and professionals can see how the crypto space is evolving, but are struggling to capitalize on the technologies’ future potential.

Designed by the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Blockchain and Crypto Applications: From Decentralized Finance to Web 3 online short course provides you with a balanced perspective of the crypto space. Over eight weeks, you’ll gain insights into the economics of blockchain technologies, including digital assets, stablecoins, DeFi, NFTs, and Web 3 applications. You’ll consider the major trends that characterize new waves in crypto, and explore public opinion regarding cryptotechnologies and the evolving legalities and regulations. You’ll also learn about the future of blockchain technology and the possibilities that lie ahead in the crypto space — from finance to the metaverse.

Guided by diverse experiences of MIT faculty and experts in the field, you’ll draft a primer — an overview document — for an early stage project idea, which takes into account key technical, market, and regulatory challenges.

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Applying to the course

Enrollment for this course is done through the GetSmarter website.  You can begin the application process by using the red Enroll Now bar at the bottom of the screen and clicking on the “Go to GetSmarter Site” button.

This program begins by explaining how the cryptocurrency industry has evolved over the last decade. Looking at origins of blockchain as well as trends and terminology in the crypto ecosystem — from Bitcoin to Web 3 — you’ll be empowered to separate fact from fiction. You’ll then be introduced to industry experts as they reflect on their work in the crypto space, giving you insight into divergent viewpoints and regulatory issues.

  • You’ll unpack the potential of stablecoins, and explore public sector infrastructure and digital assets, and the future of money.
  • You’ll delve into DeFi and discover the opportunities and constraints of digital ownership and NFTs.
  • You’ll reflect on the economics and emerging technologies of Web 3, and evaluate the platforms, networks, and tokens used.
  • You’ll also explore cryptocurrency from a governance, privacy, and regulation perspective.
  • Finally, you’ll gain insight into the future of crypto and develop an early stage project idea in DeFi, Web 3, or NFTs.

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

This program is designed to help participants build a realistic perspective of the crypto space with insight into the economics of blockchain. It’s therefore suited to experienced professionals and leaders who are interested in improving their current role performance, enhancing their skill set, or embarking on a new career path. Those ready to invest and launch ventures related to blockchain or crypto will benefit from the program’s focus on creating a primer for an early stage project idea.

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Feb 1-Apr 4, 2023 Self-Paced Online 8 weeks 6-8 hours/week $3,500
Apr 5-Jun 6, 2023 Self-Paced Online 8 weeks 6-8 hours/week $3,500
Jun 7-Aug 8, 2023 Self-Paced Online 8 weeks 6-8 hours/week $3,500
See More Dates

Tracks

Strategy and Innovation

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Digital Business & IT

- Entrepreneurship

- Strategy & Innovation

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