ECON3076: From Bitcoin to Blockchain

How Digital Currencies Sparked the Money Revolution

Instructor: Michael Jones

Offered: Fall 2021 - TuTh 2:00pm-3:20pm

Location: Lindner Hall 0050

Class #: 11857


The introduction of cryptocurrencies sparked a revolution towards a decentralized, digital economy. Cryptocurrencies combine elements of cryptography and economics to create a more secure and anonymous form of money. One of the fundamental elements of cryptocurrencies is the blockchain - an immutable, digital ledger of economic transactions that records not only financial transactions, but anything of value. In this course, we begin by exploring the nature of money and the basics of cryptography, then develop a fundamental understanding of blockchain technologies using bitcoin cryptocurrency. We also examine the legal environment, future trends, and additional applications of the blockchain.

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