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Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application

Harness the economic potential of blockchain technology.

Harness the economic potential of blockchain technology.

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This course is offered by , an edX partner
6 weeks
5–8 hours per week
Starts Feb 8, 2023
Enroll by Jan 31, 2023
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule
6 weeks
5–8 hours per week
Starts Feb 8, 2023
Enroll by Jan 31, 2023
Instructor-paced
Instructor-led on a course schedule

About this Course

Duration : 6 weeks (excluding orientation)

Blockchain technology has the potential to fundamentally change the way business is conducted, and to transform the foundations of our economic and social systems. The MIT Sloan School of Management Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online short course draws on the work of leading MIT faculty and cryptoeconomics expert Christian Catalini, and examines blockchain technologies from an economic perspective.

With a focus on its organizational opportunities and limitations, the program will equip you with the tools to leverage blockchain technology to drive innovation and efficiency in your company. On completion, you’ll be able to implement a blockchain-based solution to address a business problem within your own context.

This blockchain online short course is not technical, but rather focuses on the applications of blockchain technology for business. It’s geared toward leaders and managers seeking a deeper understanding of the impact of blockchain technologies in an economic environment, and to identify areas for implementation in their organization.

What is blockchain implementation?

When it comes to blockchain technology, there are a few implementation methods that businesses can choose from. The most common method of implementation is a private blockchain. In this implementation, the blockchain is controlled by a single organization or group of organizations. This allows businesses to have more control over who has access to the blockchain and how it is used.

Blockchain development

Before businesses can start implementing blockchain technologies, they need to understand the basics of blockchain concepts and development. Learn about distributed databases that allow for secure and transparent transactions. This online short course can equip you with an understanding of blockchain solutions, networks, ecosystems, concepts and development.

Understand the business applications that can be implemented

This blockchain course can teach you how to harness the power of this exciting new technology. In addition to learning the impact of blockchain technologies in an economic environment, you will also gain a deeper understanding of its business applications. This can help you to determine whether blockchain is a good fit for your business.

Learn how blockchain technology has the potential to transform economic and social systems and how to leverage it in your business, as you work through the weekly modules of this online program.

Orientation module: Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1: An introduction to blockchain technology

Module 2: Bitcoin and the curse of the double-spending problem

Module 3: Costless verification: Blockchain technology and the last mile problem

Module 4: Bootstrapping network effects through blockchain technology and cryptoeconomics

Module 5: Using tokens to design new types of digital platforms

Module 6: The future of blockchain technology, AI, and digital privacy

Earn a certificate of completion from MIT Sloan

Grow your blockchain knowledge and earn an official digital certificate of completion from MIT Sloan.

This online program also counts toward an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate, which you can earn upon completion of four programs where at least three of the four come from your chosen certificate track and at least one is completed in person. Find full details here.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you digitally upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.

Some facts about the subject

73%

The proportion of financial executives who believe their organization will lose an opportunity for competitive advantage if it doesn’t adopt blockchain.

Deloitte (2021).

40 million

The number of jobs that blockchain is predicted to affect or enhance by 2030.

PwC (2020).

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