Introduction to Blockchain: Benefits, Values and Opportunities (Coursera)

Introduction to Blockchain: Benefits, Values and Opportunities (Coursera)
This is Course 3 in the Introduction to Blockchain course series. Blockchain technology is in a period of exceptional growth, and the accounting profession will play a significant role in driving its adoption. Be part of the blockchain evolution with this course. Starting with a focus on the history and evolution of blockchain and bitcoin and then on to the characteristics of bitcoin, you will get a refresher on the fundamentals of money/currency and learn how bitcoin fits into the global business landscape.

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This course also demonstrates the unique characteristics of blockchain and bitcoin, so accounting and finance professionals will be able to have meaningful and relevant conversations with internal and external clients.

In addition, this course introduces several key concepts within the realm of blockchain, including core components of blockchain technology, the custody, responsibility and control continuum, push vs pull paradigm and private blockchain vs public blockchain, which will significantly impact the way accountants and auditors perform their job functions.

Course 3 of 3 in the Introduction to Blockchain Specialization.


Course Syllabus


Week 1 - Blockchain: benefits, values, and opportunities

This course focuses on many of the benefits, values and opportunities that arise with the emergence of blockchain technology. It dives into the four characteristics of the bitcoin blockchain: censorship resistance, borderless, neutral and open. We will expand on a use case for blockchain, supply chain. In addition, you will cover industry-specific applications, such as healthcare, accounting, tax and legal.


Week 2 - Blockchain: benefits, values, and opportunities


Week 3 - Blockchain: benefits, values, and opportunities


Week 4 - Blockchain: benefits, values, and opportunities



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