University of Pennsylvania to Offer New Course in Cryptocurrency & Blockchain

The University of Pennsylvania is now offering a new course specifically for cryptocurrency and blockchain. The course is called Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies. Its description reads:

“What is Cryptocurrency and how is it an innovative and effective method of currency? This course was designed for individuals and organizations who want to learn how to navigate investment in cryptocurrencies. Professors Jessica Wachter and Sarah Hammer will guide you through developing a framework for understanding both Cryptocurrency and Blockchain. You’ll learn how to define a currency, analyze the foundations of digital signatures and blockchain technology in cryptocurrency, and accurately assess the risks of cryptocurrency in a modern investment portfolio. By the end of this course, you’ll have a deep understanding of the realities of Cryptocurrency, the intricacies of Blockchain technology, and an effective strategy for incorporating Cryptocurrency into your investment plans. No prerequisites are required, although ‘Fintech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations’ from Wharton’s Fintech Specialization is recommended.”

Instructors of the course are Jessica Wachter, a Richard B. Worley Professor of Financial Management, and Sarah Hammer, Senior Director of the Alternative Investments Initiative and Adjunct Professor of Law. 

The course is available online with flexible deadlines. It will take approximately 11 to complete (suggested 2-3 hours per week).

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