Introduction to Bitcoin & Crypto Assets
The future of money is unfolding at a rapid pace, with the arrival of Bitcoin and blockchain technology upending our entire understanding of what money is, how it works, and what it can be used for. The convergence of finance and commerce with the latest trends in technology has understandably led to a flood of interest in this space. But knowing where to even begin can be a bit daunting. Where should you start? And what are the most important topics and concepts one need to know about if they’re seriously interested in understanding this industry (or even pursuing a new career in crypto)?Fortunately, my new course – “Introduction to Bitcoin and Crypto-Assets: What Every Finance Professional Needs to Know” – will provide a rock-solid foundation from where you can launch your journey into this fascinating universe, empowering you by giving you all the tools you’ll need to navigate and interact with this space. After exploring some of the pivotal developments and innovations that shaped the global history of money, you’ll spend some time focusing on how and why Bitcoin was created, examining the different types of problems it solves before moving on to cover some of the hottest trends in the broader crypto ecosystem. This course will ultimately help you learn: The basics of Bitcoin, from its mysterious origins to the different sets of use cases it can be applied to The fundamentals of blockchain and how the technology makes cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin possible The meteoric rise of Ethereum and some of the next generation blockchains, including how they compare and contrast with Bitcoin The unique features and characteristics of stablecoins, utility tokens, security tokens, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs)Why central banks around the globe are experimenting with digital currencies and how the COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed the push for a new form of central bank money The impact of decentralized finance (De Fi) and why traditional financial institutions, banks, asset managers, and hedge funds are beginning to seriously explore crypto-related opportunities After building up a basic level of knowledge of this rapidly developing world, students will then dive into some of the higher-level concepts driving the broader industry forward.”Introduction to Bitcoin and Crypto-Assets: What Every Finance Professional Needs to Know” is comprised of 14 different videos in which I break down the most compelling topics in the ecosystem into bite-sized, digestible, easy-to-understand chunks. The course will also spend time traversing some of the latest trends in crypto: Web 3.0 and the metaverse. So, if you’re looking for a gateway into the booming cryptocurrency space, all whilst authoritatively grasping all of the most crucial concepts and talking points in the industry, then this course is for you. By the end of this course, you’ll have the confidence you need to begin apporaching these developments more aggressively.