Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application (self-paced online)

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This online program draws on the work of leading MIT faculty and cryptoeconomics expert, Professor Christian Catalini, to examine blockchain technology from an economic perspective. You’ll be offered a foundational overview of how blockchain technology works, in order to demystify the technology and to understand its possibilities and limitations. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll be guided to understand blockchain technology beyond the fundamentals, and to appreciate its application and promise in the context of your own organization.

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  • Michael James F: This is an excellent non-technical primer to DLT. I highly recommend this course for anyone assessing the blockchain landscape for potential business development strategies in this vertical with a lot of fluff. It served as an integral clarification process for specific economic and technological questions i had in preparation for drafting my DLT assessment for the music industry.

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  • Eric Y: An online program that feels so much like class room. So much was learnt that I can't help but to take extra online course. Materials very updated and relevant to real world problems. The program makes even a novice love and understand in simple terms what blockchain is and how its benefits can be properly harnessed

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  • Mala C: Excellent, I started without any prior knowledge. The programme gives a holistic view.

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  • Gabriel C: Content is very interesting but the technical side is not explained in detail. There is no faculty engagement in this course.

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    • MIT Admin - Replied on: May 16, 2019

      We appreciate your feedback. The program is not intended to cover detailed technical aspects. It is designed for business professionals to understand the business implications and opportunities around blockchain. We’re sorry if we didn’t make that clear enough in the description.


  • Alain K: Amazing program and content, totally recommended for Blockchain and technology enthusiasts

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  • Juliana Jardim P: Highlights for how content was explored in a business perspective, high quality of group discussions on the online platform and applicability to my own work. Experience this MIT program is a certainty that you are learning a new technology as Blockchain from the best!

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  • Fadia Tohme S: Excellent content, lectures, acilitator/coach and student success team

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  • Marco Ruggero R: A good overview of blockchain. A lot of effort required for the assignments.

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  • Sebastien G: 6 weeks to capture crypto-economics essentials, delving into the key features of the technology and its applications. Engaging use of multimedia resources, profusion of curated reference material and current content about a very fast moving space, across many industries and social aspects. Excellent blockchain primer focused on business applications, once the basic technical aspects are covered.

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  • Katlyn W: Great Course! Excellent perspective from a business and economic view.

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6 weeks (excluding orientation)

Entirely online

Self-paced learning

6-8 hours/week*

*The recommended weekly time commitment for core content is 4-5 hours, taking into account the busy lifestyles of working professionals, with an additional 2-3 hours recommended for non-compulsory weekly extension activities, should you have the time. Each module is released weekly, allowing a flexible but structured approach to learning. You’ll be supported as you engage in individual activities and group discussions, ensuring you feel confident to submit your best work at each weekly deadline.