This course examines the fundamentals of digital assets like Bitcoin. The focus is on helping participants understand the risks and opportunities in the rapidly developing crypto arena. Starting with Bitcoin, and then moving to newer currencies like Ripple and Ethereum, the course dives into where the market is going and what developments are changing the field. The course also examines why cryptocurrencies are appealing to different segments of the financial markets, and the impact that crypto and trading can have on the broader financial arena.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Describe what crypto currencies are, including Bitcoin, and how the currencies relate to Blockchain
- Describe the current market structure in the crypto landscape
- Explain how Bitcoin works and what its objectives are
- Describe trading in crypto currencies and the risks associated with that trading
- Discuss the outlook for crypto currencies and what the cutting-edge developments in the space are
Michael B. McDonald, PhD - Michael has served as a business consultant for various companies, providing training and content authoring services as a subject matter expert in finance and economics for firms like IBM and Stanley Black & Decker. Previously, Michael worked as a data scientist for a tech start-up in the financial industry, as a municipal bond trader for Wachovia Securities holding a Series 7 and Series 63 license, and for a large hedge fund in doing data mining and analysis. He is currently Assistant Professor of Finance at Fairfield University in Connecticut.
Prerequisites: Basic Industry Knowledge
Programme Level: Foundational
Advanced Preparation: None
Computers and Financial Calculators: None required
NASBA CPE: 3.5
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