Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Recommended for the 3-4th year of Specialist’s program and Bachelor’s program.

You can sign up for the course until September 24 inclusive.

The schedule is subject to change.


Dean Fantazzini

Day: Saturdays || 03.09, 10.09
Time: 4:45pm-8:05pm
Language: Russian/English
Format: online

Rostislav Berezovskiy, Anatoly Krestenko

Day: Saturdays || 24.09 - 05.11
Time: 4:45pm-8:05pm
Language: Russian/English
Format: online
Course Info

The course studies the basics of decentralized financial protocols which are one of the fastest growing and innovative topics in modern finance.

The goal of this course is to introduce the main concepts related to blockchains and cryptocurrencies. It includes a deep dive into blockchain technology underlying Bitcoin and Ethereum networks, scalability solutions, network consensus mechanics, encryption basics.

Special focus is made on the architecture and models of decentralized exchanges, borrowing and lending protocols, stablecoins and prediction markets solutions.

The course wants to bridge the gap between theory and practice and the applied aspects of financial models are emphasized throughout the course. The practical part contains examples of smart contract development, work with blockchain analytics instruments and onchain data using the Web3 library, and many real-world cases using the R software.

See full course outline.