Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/25/2022||5/9/2022||W||5:10pm - 8:00pm||PCBE 235|
This course provides an introduction to the digital economy and the intersection of finance and technology (FinTech). Items to be covered include: blockchain, cryptocurrencies (i.e. Bitcoin, Ethereum, etc.), their evolution, applications and the future of such technology. Further topics include: smart contracts, digital property rights, robo-advising, Web3 (the decentralized internet), algorithmic/high frequency trading and the role of artificial intelligence in capital markets, today and into the future. The course will also analyze such topics and technologies from a long-term investment perspective, with an eye towards the implications for the finance industry and overall macroeconomic consequences. Other topics may be covered as well.