Understand how the financial system works, why it is open for disruption, and who is competing and co-operating in this contested space.
The fintech industry has become increasingly competitive—caught between the disruptive startups and big-tech companies that are shaking things up and the giants of finance who are protecting their turf. You need to understand fintech disruption before truly capturing its opportunities.
Economist Education’s Fintech and the Future of Finance: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies, Govcoins and the Payments Revolution online short course examines the future of this industry, with a focus on debunking common myths and misconceptions. From the birth of cryptocurrencies to the transformation of payments, this course examines the tech and business models set to impact the sector—as well as those that should be approached with scepticism. You will learn how to see past jargon and technical complexity to understand how financial technologies work and what they can do for you.
Over six weeks, you will be guided through key fintech trends by The Economist’s Matthieu Favas, an authoritative source on finance. With sights set firmly on the future, you will assess the outlook for fintech and how new technologies could turn the world of money upside down.
Is this course for you?
This course is designed for professionals in the finance and technology sectors looking to better understand the fintech landscape and the technologies disrupting it. This includes those in management and leadership positions in charge of making decisions about adopting financial technologies. The course will also benefit business owners or entrepreneurs who are already running or are interested in starting a fintech business.
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