This two-day masterclass on FinTech & Blockchain on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April 2019 introduces participants to digital currencies, emerging mobile payment systems and blockchains. Based on new applications of information technology, virtual currencies attempt to remove money and banking from the control of sovereign governments, and they represent one of the most disruptive innovations ever in consumer finance. The underlying distributed ledger technology has many other potential applications in diverse areas such as property registration, auditing, regulation, tax, law and financial derivatives. If you feel the need to stay up-to-date on the essentials of Blockchain and FinTech, this course will give you a clear understanding of both. The master class will be given by one of the world's foremost professors in this field of study.
“Blockchain is the biggest IT-revolution since the internet.”
During this two-day overview programme participants will:
David L. Yermack is Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at New York University Stern School of Business. He serves as Chairman of the Finance Department and Director of the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business, teaches courses in Restructuring Firms & Industries and Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, as well as PhD research courses in corporate governance, executive compensation, and distress and restructuring. He is guest lecturer of the MBA Big Data & Business Analytics and the Executive Master in International Finance of the Amsterdam Business School where he will teach the course FinTech: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.
A selection of responses from our participants:
“This masterclass covers all relevant aspects of the blockchain technology and its uses in the financial sector.”
“Great teacher, very relevant topics and well explained. Enjoyable 2 days!”
“A total new concept you are required to understand, because in one way or another everybody will use it eventually.”
“A broad overview of what blockchain is, the recent developments that will impact the world, and much more.”
“A mind-opening ‘helicopter-view’ on blockchain use cases, with zoom into cryptocurrencies. Everything presented in an easy to understand way. TOP!”
|Mode||Short-term, open uva courses|
|Credits||14 PE, 0 ECTS, 2 days|
|Language of instruction||English|