ON COMPLETION OF THIS PROGRAM, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:
1) A deeper understanding of the capabilities and limitations of blockchain technology, enabling you to assess which business problems it can solve.
2) A framework for a blockchain-based strategy that addresses a challenge within your own business context.
3) Knowledge of how blockchain powers applications like bitcoin and other token-based initiatives, guided by cryptoeconomics expert Christian Catalini.
Module 1: An Introduction to Blockchain Technology
Test hypotheses for business problems that may require blockchain technology.
Module 2: Bitcoin and the Curse of the Double-Spending Problem
Evaluate bitcoin (and its consensus model) as a specific application of blockchain technology that solves a meaningful problem.
Module 3: Costless Verification: Blockchain Technology and the Last Mile Problem
Recommend solutions to the last mile problem using blockchain technology and suitable, complementary technology.
Module 4: Bootstrapping Network Effects Through Blockchain Technology and Cryptoeconomics
Deduce the economic consequences of a reduction in two key costs enabled by blockchain technology.
Module 5: Using Tokens to Design New Types of Digital Platforms
Counterbalance benefits and costs for a business adding a token to its ecosystem.
Module 6: The Future of Blockchain Technology, AI, and Digital Privacy
Propose a blockchain-based solution to address a business problem within your own context.