About the course
It’s estimated that by the year 2020 the market value for the blockchain industry will exceed $60 billion. This opportunity has become the center of attention for many developers, investors, businesses, and even governments looking for the next big innovation. But will the future of this technology prove to be as promising as many are hoping?
This course aims to unpack the hype behind the “crypto craze” and give you the facts. Through the eyes of leading industry experts and Stanford instructors, you’ll learn what blockchains and cryptocurrencies are, how they can be used, and where the future of this technology is headed.
You Will Learn
- The basics of blockchain technology and how it works
- How cryptocurrencies are created, transacted, and stored
- Potential applications for Blockchain which can change the world
- The pitfalls and challenges which come with adopting a digital currency
- How securities are defined in the U.S. and what that means for this technology
- Where Blockchain and Cryptocurrency is going and who is driving the innovation
Online participants are asked to complete a final exam at the end of each course to maintain the integrity of the program. A score of 85% must be achieved to successfully pass the exam. A digital record of completion will be emailed to participants when they pass the exam.
It is required that participants complete the course evaluation once they have passed the final exam.
oseph A. Grundfest, JD ’78, is a nationally prominent expert on capital markets, corporate governance, and securities litigation. His scholarship has been published in the Harvard, Yale, and Stanford law reviews, and he has been recognized as one of the most influential attorneys in the United St...
Professor Boneh heads the applied cryptography group and co-directs the computer security lab. Professor Boneh's research focuses on applications of cryptography to computer security. His work includes cryptosystems with novel properties, web security, security for mobile devices, and cryptanalys...
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