Leverage blockchain's potential by developing a deeper understanding of how it works and exists within the financial system.
6 weeks, excluding
7–9 hours per week,
In-depth knowledge of how blockchain technology fits into the financial system, and how blockchain applications such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other crypto assets can be used.
The ability to take advantage of the economic opportunities in the South African and emerging market context with the expert insight into cryptocurrencies that this course provides.
An introduction into central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) that will help you stay ahead of the latest developments shaping the financial system of the future.
An understanding of the ethical implications created by the rise of the crypto asset industry, enabling you to move beyond first order thinking in the world of digital currencies.
Learn about the fundamental components that enable blockchain technology.
Applying Blockchain Technology
Discover the ecosystem around blockchain technology.
Crypto Assets and the Future of Financial Instruments
Explore crypto assets, how they are traded, and manage the risks involved.
The Evolution of Financial Markets
Discover how central bank digital currencies facilitate the financial system of the future.
Explore how blockchain facilitates the evolution of money.
Ethics and Governance of a New Financial System
Develop a new ethical grounding for finance.
Please note that module titles and their contents are subject to change during course development.
Dr Co-Pierre Georg
Associate Professor and Director of the Financial Innovation Lab, UCT
Georg holds the South African Reserve Bank Chair in Financial Stability Studies. His research interests range from applications of blockchain in banking to systemic risk and financial interconnectedness. He obtained his PhD from the University of Jena in 2011, and has been published in both finance and interdisciplinary journals. Georg’s research has received awards from the European Central Bank, the SAFE Center of Excellence at Goethe University, the Volkswagen Foundation, and the Institut Louis Bachelier. He has been a consultant at various central banks and held visiting positions at the University of Oxford, Princeton University, Columbia University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a research associate at the Oxford Martin School and a research affiliate at Columbia University’s Center on Global Legal Transformation.
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