The volatility of cryptocurrencies and the distributed ledger technology underpinning them has led to a global interest in cryptoassets, ICOs and the distribution of digital wealth. Private organisations, individual investors, financial service firms, governments and regulatory bodies worldwide are taking note of this highly disruptive trend. And in such a fast-paced and rapidly-changing environment, it can be difficult to make sense of, and accurately evaluate, cryptocurrencies and their uses.
For over one hundred years, LSE’s motto has been to “understand the causes of things”. This course combines a critical analysis of the development of cryptocurrencies, with the thought leadership for which the LSE Department of Mangement is renowned. You will learn how people interact with cryptocurrency structures, including exchanges, wallets and ICOs.
You’ll also explore how cryptocurrencies and blockchain will shape the future of money, society and industries with your international cohort of professionals. Set against theoretical frameworks from LSE, the knowledge you gain in this course will enable you to critically engage with and assess the causes of things in the cryptoasset world - not only in today’s volatile cryptocurrency market, but for years to come.
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 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.