Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application
Harness the economic potential of blockchain technology.
Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from MIT Sloan School of Management
Blockchain technology has the potential to fundamentally change the way business is conducted, and to transform the foundations of our economic and social systems. The Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application online short course from the MIT Sloan School of Management draws on the work of leading MIT faculty and cryptoeconomics expert Christian Catalini, and examines blockchain technology from an economic perspective.
With a focus on its organizational opportunities and limitations, the program will equip you with the tools to leverage blockchain technology to drive innovation and efficiency in your company. On completion, you’ll be able to implement a blockchain-based solution to address a business problem within your own context.
Is this course for you?
This online short course is not technical, but rather focuses on the applications of blockchain technology for business. It’s geared towards leaders and managers seeking a deeper understanding of the impact of blockchain technologies in an economic environment, and to identify areas for implementation in their organization.
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Learn how blockchain technology has the potential to transform economic and social systems and how to leverage it in your business, as you work through the weekly modules of this online program.
Welcome to your Online Campus
An introduction to blockchain technology
Bitcoin and the curse of the double-spending problem
Costless verification: Blockchain technology and the last mile problem
Bootstrapping network effects through blockchain technology and cryptoeconomics
Using tokens to design new types of digital platforms
The future of blockchain technology, AI, and digital privacy
- 6 weeks (excluding orientation)
- 5–8 hours per week - Self-paced learning online
Earn a certificate of completion from MIT Sloan
Grow your blockchain knowledge and earn an official certificate of completion from MIT Sloan.
This program also counts towards an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate, which you can earn upon completion of four programs where at least three of the four come from your chosen certificate track and at least one is completed in person. Find full details here.
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.
What will set you apart
On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:
- A deeper understanding of the capabilities of blockchain technology, enabling you to assess which business problems it can solve.
- A blockchain-based strategy that addresses a business challenge within your industry.
- A thorough understanding of how blockchain technology lowers the cost of verification and the cost of networking.
- Knowledge of how blockchain powers applications like bitcoin and other token-based initiatives.
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