Understand the Foundations and Applications of Blockchain Technology
To support your continued investment in professional development, we are offering a 25% tuition discount on our Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain program in October 2021. Tuition listed reflects the program discount.
Fall 2021 Dates
October 6-7, 2021
Early-bird Tuition: $1,800 (Register & pay by August 15, 2021)
Standard Tuition: $2,400 after August 15, 2021
$2 trillion. Crypto assets surpassed this amount in market capitalization in April 2021. With massive monetary stimuli around the globe due to the pandemic, bitcoin continues to attract the attention of investors and is viewed as a reserve asset. Blockchain, the underlying technology of cryptocurrencies, continues to grow in business value as applications of the technology expand to new industries. What does this mean for the future of finance, and what are the long-term implications for business?
Join our two-day program and explore this evolving space – from the design principles of the block-chain economy to its impact on financial services and its potential to empower decentralized business models. You’ll also gain insight into the blockchain revolution’s potential impact on the economy and society.
Who Should Attend
Practitioners in both the private and public sectors seeking a comprehensive review of crypto-currencies and blockchain applications
Professionals with a strong interest in new forms of money, particularly those associated with the financial services industry, central banks, governments and entrepreneurial ventures
Leaders interested in identifying how blockchain technologies can introduce efficiencies and innovation within their organization
Study the main types of crypto assets (bitcoin, ethereum, tokens, stablecoins and privacy), and how they are issued and held (wallets, exchanges, ICOs, airdrops)
Explore how decentralized finance solutions are creating a parallel financial system with no central authorities
Analyze potential application beyond currency to optimize logistics and trade; to record value and identify elements like smart contracts, art, land titles and even votes; and to empower the internet of things
Examine the challenges that come with adopting a digital currency
Understand the blockchain revolution’s potential impact on society and the economy
Module 1: Bitcoin and Blockchain Primitives
Module 2: Ethereum - A World Computer
Module 3: Tokens
Module 4: Stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies
Module 5: Decentralized Finance
Module 6: Applications in Financial Services
Module 7: Opportunities beyond Financial Services
Module 8: Security, Privacy and Scalability Concerns
Meet Your Professor
Rice Business Wisdom
Rice Business Wisdom is our online ideas magazine that features faculty research.
Based on research by Professor Karthik Balakrishnan
Based on research by Professors Gustavo Grullon and James P. Weston
Based on research by Professors Alexander Butler, Gustavo Grullon and James P. Weston