FIN 720 (02) - Topics in Finance II

Top in Fin II/Fintech Ventures

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Finance
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 55058
Special topics, vary by semester. Prereq: ADMN 570.
Section Comments: Cross-listed with ACFI896.06 55224
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 16 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham
Only listed classes in section: Junior, Senior
Only listed majors in section: BUSADM:FINANCE
Instructors: Michael Hanlon

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 W 5:10pm - 8:00pm PCBE 235
Additional Course Details: 

This course provides an introduction to the digital economy and the intersection of finance and technology (FinTech).  Items to be covered include: blockchain, cryptocurrencies (e.g. 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.