Quantitative Finance: Block Chain Management

This course introduces the application of blockchain technologies in the world of money and finance. We will start by reviewing Bitcoin – the world’s first blockchain application, with its design, cryptocurrency usage, and critiques. We will then gradually introduce the commercial, technical, and public policy fundamentals of blockchain technologies, distributed ledgers and smart contracts. Cases in various financial sectors will be discussed and critiqued, including but not limited to payment systems, money and central banking, trading, etc.