JEM205 - FinTech and Blockchain

Credit: 2
Status: CFS - elective
Compact
English
Masters - all
MEF - elective
Semester - summer
Course supervisors: Gonul Colak Ph.D.
prof. Ing. Michal Mejstřík CSc.
Course homepage: JEM205
Literature: It is expected that participating students have some basic knowledge of computer technologies, financial institutions, accounting, and business law. As such, the course is more suitable for master students and some exceptional senior level undergraduates.
Description: After completing the course, the students will be able to understand the nature of Blockchain technology, discuss the FINTECH applications currently being explored for a wide variety of uses and functions, examine why peer-to-peer method of identifying ownership and network based bookkeeping creates a form of trust, analyze the reasons behind the popularity of stateless digital currencies and discuss their implications for the future of the monetary policy set by a country’s central bank, apprehend the regulatory and governance challenges facing corporations, central banks, trading exchanges, and various government institutions dealing with this disruptive technology, illustrate how various corporations and banks try to co-opt the Blockchain technology into their existing business models, understand how the Initial Currency Offerings (ICOs) work and discuss why recently they became a popular form of external financing for some firms.

Partners

Deloitte
McKinsey & Company
Moneta Money Bank

Sponsors

CRIF
ČSOB