BRI And INSEAD Introduces New Course For Blockchain In Finance Sector

BRI And INSEAD Introduces New Course For Blockchain In Finance Sector

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February 20, 2020 Editor's Desk
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The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), an independent, global think-tank committed to encouraging and developing private- and public-sector leaders to be the catalysts of the blockchain transformation, today declared a new Coursera specialization, Blockchain Revolution in Financial Services, produced in alliance with INSEAD. Directed by BRI co-founders Alex Tapscott and Don Tapscott, the specialization offers students/professionals
Blockchain Growth Vitalik Buterin

The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), an independent, global think-tank committed to encouraging and developing private- and public-sector leaders to be the catalysts of the blockchain transformation, today declared a new Coursera specialization, Blockchain Revolution in Financial Services, produced in alliance with INSEAD.

Directed by BRI co-founders Alex Tapscott and Don Tapscott, the specialization offers students/professionals in the world of money, markets, and banking to blockchain’s fundamental principles, and its particular influence on the finance sector.

The courses are intended to please a wide variety of experience levels, and there is no blockchain or coding expertise demanded.

The new specialization develops on the progress of the Blockchain Revolution specialization, first started in 2019, which introduces learners to the essential principles of blockchain and its vital indications for business leaders.

The MOOC, produced in collaboration with INSEAD, has been taken by approximately 20,000 learners and is the highest-rated blockchain specialization on Coursera, with an average rating of 4.7/5 based on over 900 reviews.

“With the success of the blockchain revolution, we wanted to design an online specialization catering to professionals in specific industries,” said Alex Tapscott, course instructor. “Given the unprecedented transformations made possible by blockchain in banking and finance, it made good sense to start with financial services.”

The course’s learners will be introduced to the ways blockchain is reconstructing the economy and society at large—redefining workflows, global payments, and prosperity.

As a consequence of this specialization, students will produce a Strategic Action Plan wherein they recognize and assess an encouraging application of blockchain technology within the financial services industry.

The new course follows the release of the BRI’s first research compendium, Financial Services Revolution, updated and with a foreword by course instructor Alex Tapscott.

“The BRI’s new books and courses are our way of making the world-class thought leadership network we’ve compiled accessible to the broader public,” said Don Tapscott, course instructor and executive chairman of the BRI.

“In the Blockchain Revolution in Financial Services, we bring together insights from some of the world’s leading experts, designed so that any student or professional can understand and add value.”

Blockchain was called the most in-demand hard skill for employees of 2020 in a LinkedIn report issued earlier this year. As with Blockchain Revolution, upon achievement of each module, learners will obtain a certificate from INSEAD, which can be attached to their LinkedIn profile.

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