Understanding Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

III. August 7–11, 2023
Day & Time:
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
to be announced

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. We open the hood and look inside blockchain to see what it is, how it has evolved, and where it is headed, including Bitcoin, cryptocurrency, NFTs, and Decentralized Finance (DeFi). We examine how these technologies will impact the future of work. Students are encouraged to think about the impact of these technologies on society and how they might become leaders and shapers in these fields.

Students will acquire an understanding and appreciation of these technologies so they can explore further on their own. The course is a mix of instruction, discussion, and guest speakers.

Please note: This course is not a computer programming course and requires no prior knowledge or experience, but rather looks at these emerging technologies more broadly from business, social, political, and cultural perspectives. There is no coding in this class.


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