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From Barter to Bitcoin Microcredential

Blockchain, cryptocurrency and digital assets have garnered both global interest and scepticism. It isn't easy to separate fact from fiction when understanding the disruptiveness of cryptocurrencies in our modern global economy. 

In this course, you will gain an in-depth understanding of how money was created and evolved through to the present day when discontent with the modern financial system has led to the development of cryptocurrencies.

You will learn to intelligently discuss Bitcoin as an enthusiast and understand whether cryptocurrencies are an appropriate solution for political and financial hurdles faced in developed and developing nations. 

This course is available to complete online at any time via our high-quality learner platform. The self-paced delivery gives you the flexibility to work around your other commitments. Upon successful completion, you will receive a digital Certificate of Achievement in recognition of your new competencies.

Who should complete this course?

This course is designed for those intrigued by cryptocurrencies and who are looking for an easy-to-understand introduction. It will give you the foundational understanding to think critically about the growing world of cryptocurrencies and digital assets. No prior knowledge of cryptocurrency is required!

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to recognise the benefits of cryptocurrencies based on the political and economic state of a country, identify the functions of money and the characteristics that the ideal form of money should have and recall how money has evolved over from ancient times to the present day modern economy.

Course Instructor

Rand Low

Rand Low is an Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance at the Bond Business School. Professor Low’s research areas are in portfolio optimisation, risk management, systematic trading strategies and multi-asset investing strategies. His work has been published in leading academic and industry journals such as Journal of Banking & Finance, Quantitative Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, Journal of Investing, and Journal of Risk.  

Professor Low has worked at the global headquarters of Bank of America Merrill Lynch and BlackRock in New York City. He led teams of quantitative analysts in building mathematical models for market/credit/operational risk, securities lending, structured products, asset-backed securities, and portfolio management. Professor Low has also defended quantitative model development practices on behalf of these institutions to US regulators such as the Federal Reserve (FED) and the Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC). 

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