Duration: 6 weeks (excluding orientation)
It’s no longer enough to simply know about cryptocurrencies. With crypto assets and blockchain technologies growing at unprecedented rates, professionals need the ability to analyse and understand how the latest developments in the finance industry will fundamentally change the way the financial system functions in the present and near-future. Organisations that adapt their offerings to either compete with cryptocurrencies or offer services that support the industry are best positioned to take advantage of the rise of crypto assets.
The Blockchain and Digital Currency: The Future of Money online short course from the University of Cape Town (UCT) provides you with a deeper understanding of how blockchain works – and exists – within the current and future financial system. Over six weeks, you’ll explore the growing field of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and discover how they are influencing the future of the financial industry through an emerging market perspective. You’ll also investigate the ethical implications of investing in the crypto asset industry, and discover how ethics and governance can shape new financial infrastructure for the benefit of society.
On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with the enhanced skills and up-to-date industry knowledge of blockchain and cryptocurrencies needed to take advantage of the opportunities it creates.
Is this course for you?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in new forms of money, particularly those involved in the financial industry, governments, central banks, and individuals involved in crypto assets in their personal capacity. Those who want to expand their working knowledge of blockchain and crypto assets to augment their role will also benefit. Professionals who already understand blockchain and digital currencies will walk away with future-focused skills that can be immediately applied within their role or business context. This course is broken up into weekly modules with incremental deadlines created to allow working professionals improve their skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities.