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70359-01 - Kolloquium: Money, Finance and Cryptocurrencies: How to Use DeFi Protocols 3 KP

Semester Herbstsemester 2023
Angebotsmuster Jedes Herbstsemester
Dozierende Aleksander Berentsen (aleksander.berentsen@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt In monetary economics and finance, the key issues are the role of liquidity, the frictions that make money essential, and the role of credit and financial intermediation for the economy. In this colloquium, we use this knowledge to study Decentralized Finance (DeFi). The term DeFi refers to a rapidly expanding novel financial infrastructure built on top of blockchains such as the Ethereum blockchain. DeFi does not rely on intermediaries and centralized institutions. Instead, it is based on permissionless protocols and decentralized applications (DApps). The promise of this novel technology is to create a financial infrastructure that is more open, interoperable, and transparent in comparison to the existing financial infrastructure.
The basic idea of the colloquium is to identify the building blocks of a financial system. Which services does a financial system need to be complete (to satisfy all potential financial needs of users)? We will explore this question by studying DeFi where these financial primitives are being developed as we speak.
The twist of the colloquium is that we want to learn to be 'our own banker.' We will learn to use DeFi protocols without intermediaries -- even without a user interface. For this purpose, we will learn how to use these protocols by directly interacting with smart contracts using Python.


Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung 1. The number of participants is limited to 20.

2. Please register for the course and the subsequent assignment via this link here tbd from 01.08.23 - 18.09.23. Please make sure that you are registered for the fall semester and have paid the semester fees before you register for this course. Eucor-/ Mobility students and students from other Swiss Universities/ FHs must then also register with a special course registration sheet at the Studiensekretariat (Student Administration Office). Detailed information can be found on the homepage: https://www.unibas.ch/en/Studies/Mobility.html

3. You will be notified on 19.09.2023 by Email if you have NOT been admitted to the course.

4. A deregistration is possible until 26.09.23 at the latest by email to studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch

5. Your registration will be entered in your Online Services only after the official deadline of the course registration period, i.e. after October 16, 2023.

6. The following applies to everyone: enrollment = registration for the exam/assignment! In case of non-participation after registration it will be noted as "nicht erschienen" in the transcript.
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz
Module Modul: Field Electives in Finance and Money (Masterstudium: Finance and Money)
Modul: Finance Field: Monetary Economics and Macrofinance (Masterstudium: Finance and Money)
Modul: Specific Electives in Finance, Controlling, Banking (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Specific Electives in Monetary Economics and Financial Markets (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Spezialisierungsmodul: Areas of Specialization in International and/or Monetary Economics (Masterstudium: International and Monetary Economics)
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Your tasks will be to develop six Jupyter notebooks, where each notebook is dedicated to a particular financial primitive such as trading or borrowing and lending. The grading will be based on these notebooks and your presentations of these notebooks.
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An- und Abmelden: Dozierende
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,1
Wiederholtes Belegen beliebig wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ, studiendekanat-wwz@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät / WWZ