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Fintech & Blockchain Masterclass

Fintech & Blockchain Masterclass

Do you want to stay up-to-date on Blockchain and Fintech? One of the world's foremost professors in this field of study, David Yermack, returns to the Amsterdam Business School in the spring of 2020, to give the 2-day masterclass Fintech & Blockchain. Through this masterclass you will not only gain a better understanding of this revolution, but also develop a well-defined opinion on it.

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Why join the Fintech & Blockchain Masterclass?

  • What will you learn?

    During this 2-day masterclass, professor David Yermack talks about the technological capabilities of blockchain and how these impact business and society. Additionally, you will be introduced to digital currencies and emerging mobile payment systems. You will have a critical discussion about the opportunities and pitfalls of these rising technologies. The underlying distributed ledger technology has many other potential applications in diverse areas, such as property registration, auditing, regulation, tax, law and financial derivatives.

    During this 2-day programme you will:

    • acquire an overview of the history, growth, strengths and weaknesses of digital currencies, blockchains, and distributed ledger technology;
    • learn about potential applications of distributed ledger technology to new products and services;
    • understand the regulatory challenges posed by new payment systems, and the responses of governments in the US, Europe and around the world;
    • utilise existing financial benchmarks to evaluate the success of bitcoin and other digital currencies as forms of money and as investments;
    • explore blockchain technology and its potential to provide faster, cheaper and more secure financial transactions.

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  • For whom

    This masterclass is specifically designed for:

    • entrepreneurs or emerging companies, for example in the digital currency and mobile payments fields;
    • online retailers who are considering the use of these technologies in their business;
    • investment managers who are developing products related to digital currencies and other cryptographic assets;
    • IT managers or IT consultants who seek to understand the business applications of digital currency technologies;
    • managers in financial organisations who need to understand the challenges and opportunities that blockchains and distributed ledgers provide;
    • accountants, controllers and financial advisors who need to get acquainted with digital developments and technologies in order to be a good consultant to their clients or management;
    • legal professionals who need to understand the regulatory landscape surrounding digital currencies;
    • government professionals who need to understand the macroeconomic benefits and risks.
  • Dates & fees
    Edition in 2020 TBD
    Times 9:00 to 17:00
    Fee € 1,950*
    • You will receive a Certificate of Attendance from the University of Amsterdam.
    • Attendance constitutes 14 PE hours for Accountants and Auditors.

    * UvA alumni receive a 10% discount. Fees are VAT-exempt.

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  • About David Yermack
    ABS Open Programme
    (photo: courtesy NYU)

    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 at the Amsterdam Business School where he will teach the course FinTech: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.

  • Reviews

    95% of the people who attended an earlier masterclass of David Yermack recommend it.

    ‘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 totally new concept you are required to understand, because - one way or another - everybody will use it eventually.’

    ‘A broad overview of what blockchain is, of recent developments that will impact the world, and much more.’

    ‘A mind-opening ‘helicopter view’ on blockchain cases, with special attention paid to cryptocurrencies. Everything presented in an easy to understand way. Outstanding!’


Do you have questions about this or our other open programmes? Please contact:

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Fintech & Blockchain Masterclass
Type Contract teaching
Mode Short-term, open uva courses
Credits 14 PE, 0 ECTS, 2 days
Language of instruction English