Become an active participant in cryptocurrency markets
6 weeks, excluding
7–10 hours per week,
Knowledge of the theoretical frameworks, and technology and regulations behind cryptoassets.
An enhanced way of thinking about cryptocurrency markets and the future of money, based on academic theory and expert insight.
An understanding of how cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology could radically transform global business practices and your industry.
A certificate of competence from the London School of Economics and Political Science, validating your upgraded skills and knowledge of cryptoassets.
During this course you will be provided with the information, knowledge and frameworks to deepen your understanding of blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies – how they operate and the implications for business, the economy and society. You will not be given cryptocurrency investing advice, or investment or financial advice of any nature.
This cryptocurrency course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 60 hours of learning.
Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points
Module 1 What are cryptocurrencies and the blockchain?
Discover the elements of blockchain-based technologies and cryptocurrency categories, including a cryptocurrency taxonomy.
Module 2 The cryptocurrency infrastructure and ecosystem
Understand the mechanics behind the cryptocurrency infrastructure, ecosystem, wallets, and exchanges.
Module 3 Money, value, markets, and institutions
Explore the world of money, cryptocurrencies, financial markets, and the various participants in these financial markets.
Module 4 From bitcoin to cryptoassets
Explore the diverse business and economic use cases of cryptoasset investments.
Module 5 Cryptocurrency regulation and risk
Explore the regulatory environment of the financial markets, including the operational and systemic risks of investing in cryptocurrencies.
Module 6 Cryptocurrencies in a global innovation context
Discover the diversity of cryptocurrencies and the methods of raising capital, platforms, and innovation.
Dr Carsten Sørensen
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Innovation
Dr Carsten Sørensen joined the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1999. Prior to receiving his PhD in information systems, he received a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in computer science. He has taught and consulted for a plethora of organisations, including Google, Vodafone, Microsoft, PA Consulting Group, IMF, Orange, and Intel. For the past decade, Dr Sørensen has focused on organisational innovation with mobile computing, specifically the innovation dynamics of mobile infrastructures and platforms.
This LSE online certificate course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who've already had the opportunity to:
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