ACFI 896 (06) - Topics

Topics/Fintech Ventures

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Accounting and Finance
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   10  
CRN: 55224
Special topics. Prereq: consent of advisor and instructor.
Section Comments: Co-list w/ 56804 FIN 720.02
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
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.