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MIT Sloan School of Management - Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application

6 weeks
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Online / Distance
Cape Town
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Program description

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.

Admission requirements

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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Program content

Course curriculum

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.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

An introduction to blockchain technology

Module 2

Bitcoin and the curse of the double-spending problem

Module 3

Costless verification: Blockchain technology and the last mile problem

Module 4

Bootstrapping network effects through blockchain technology and cryptoeconomics

Module 5

Using tokens to design new types of digital platforms

Module 6

The future of blockchain technology, AI, and digital privacy

Program delivery


  • 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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Contact info


Deneb House, 368 Browning Road, Woodstock,
7925 Cape Town
South Africa

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