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Blockchain Revolution in Financial Services Specialization

This Specialization*, developed by INSEAD, introduces learners to the world of blockchain technology for financial services—including what blockchain is, how it works, and why it is revolutionary. Participants learn about various categories of cryptoassets and the ways they can be transacted on a blockchain. They learn how blockchain is transforming the economy and society at large—redefining workflows, global payments, and prosperity. As an outcome of this specialization, students produce a Strategic Action Plan wherein they identify and evaluate a promising application of blockchain technology within the financial services industry.

A Specialization is a group of (4-10) courses including a hands-on Capstone Project that helps you master a certain skill. Once you successfully complete all the required courses including the Capstone, you will earn the Specialization Certificate from Coursera and INSEAD, which you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

This is a beginner level specialization for anyone interested in learning more about Blockchain and its applications in financial services. No prior experience is required.

• All online
• Self-Paced Learning
• 62 learning hours must be completed within 3.5 months (~4 hours per week). Faster completion is possible.
• Course Videos & Readings
• Graded Quizzes
• Graded Assignments with Peer Feedback
• Capstone Project

Course Prerequisites

• Age 18 and up.
• Saudi nationals or individuals whose spouse or mother is Saudi.
• Very good English proficiency (especially reading and writing).
• Regular access to a computer with good online connection.
• Complete all steps in the admissions process.
• Payment of course fee (if accepted).
• You may apply to more than one program, but you will only be accepted in one (based on your application). If you really prefer one program, you should only apply to that program.
• You may not apply to this program if you are already enrolled in another Misk Academy program (due to the amount of work).

What You Will Learn

• The seven design principles for the ‘Blockchain Revolution’
• Concepts such as miner, hash, nonce, consensus mechanism, public key cryptography, cryptoasset, smart contract, DApp, and self-sovereign identity
• Top 10 challenges for implementing blockchain technology
• Blockchain applications and use-cases within the financial services industry

Available Sessions


Blockchain Revolution in Financial Services Specialization, Online

Registration deadline: 15 August
3.5 Months
August 23 - December 12

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