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50886-01 - Vorlesung: FinTech, Digital Currency and Blockchains 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2024
Angebotsmuster unregelmässig
Dozierende David Yermack (david.yermack@unibas.ch)
Inhalt We will begin with a study of the nature of money and legacy payment and banking systems. We will then study the emergence of stateless, cloud-based digital currency systems since 2009. Further lectures will explore threats that blockchain technology poses to incumbent firms and their resulting attempts to co-opt the technology into existing business models, and the rapid growth of digital finance firms such as Coinbase, Binance, and numerous others. We survey related topics including ransomware, “smart contracts,” initial coin offerings, forks, governance, decentralized finance (De-Fi), stablecoins, central bank digital currencies, and emerging regulation.
Lernziele This course covers digital currencies, blockchains, and related topics in the FinTech area, perhaps the most significant innovation in the financial world since the advent of double-entry bookkeeping centuries ago. The technology appears to represent an existential challenge for major parts of the finance industry. It is now commonly suggested by experts such as McKinsey that commercial banks and stock exchanges may no longer exist, or may become much smaller, within the next 10 to 20 years, with increasing volumes of payments and exchange taking place on a peer to peer basis.
Literatur The course readings, to be posted on Google drive, are indicated in the syllabus.

For optional additional reading, the textbook for the Princeton University COURSERA course on cryptocurrency is a more advanced technical resource: Narayanan et al., Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies.

Students are encouraged to stay current on the topic by following recent developments. For daily breaking FinTech news, the authoritative source is the website www.coindesk.com

A concise, non-technical and highly readable introduction to the field is Malekan, The Story of the Blockchain (2018).

Another succint book, written at the intermediate-level book and more focused on Ethereum and decentralized finance is Harvey, Ramachandran and Santoro, DeFi and the Future of Finance (2021).
Bemerkungen This course is part of the Summer School in Law, Business and Economic Policy.
Weblink Weblink to the Summer School

 

Teilnahmebedingungen Solid understanding of business and economics on the BA level.Courses on Bitcoin, Banking Regulations and Monetary Policy on the BA level are helpful.
Anmeldung zur Lehrveranstaltung All applications have to be processed through the Summer School office.

Details for the online application will be announced in January 2024.

Course enrollment is at the same time the final registration for the exam!
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz

 

Intervall Wochentag Zeit Raum
unregelmässig Siehe Einzeltermine
Bemerkungen July, 15 - 25, 2024

Einzeltermine

Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 15.07.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Dienstag 16.07.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Mittwoch 17.07.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Donnerstag 18.07.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Montag 22.07.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Dienstag 23.07.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Mittwoch 24.07.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Donnerstag 25.07.2024 09.30-12.00 Uhr Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminarraum S13 HG.35
Module Kernmodul: Core Areas in Monetary Economics (Masterstudium: International and Monetary Economics)
Modul: Field Electives in Finance and Money (Masterstudium: Finance and Money)
Modul: Interdisziplinäres und Wissenstransfer (Masterstudium: Actuarial Science)
Modul: Specific Electives in Business and Economics (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Specific Electives in Monetary Economics and Financial Markets (Masterstudium: Wirtschaftswissenschaften)
Modul: Technology Field (Masterstudium: Business and Technology)
Leistungsüberprüfung Leistungsnachweis
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung You are expected to attend every class.

Evaluation will be based 50% on a “proof of work” exercise that will be distributed at the end of the first week, and 50% on an essay assignment that will be distributed at the end of the second week, with everything to be submitted by: Date tbd
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung An- und Abmelden: Fakultät
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

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