ACFI 896 (06) - Topics

Topics/Fintech Ventures

Durham   Paul College of Business&Econ :: Accounting and Finance
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2024 - Full Term (01/23/2024 - 05/06/2024)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 56182
Special topics.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.
Cross listed with : FIN 720.02
Instructors: Michael Hanlon

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/23/2024 5/6/2024 W 5:10pm - 8:00pm PCBE G59
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 (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.