DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies is the first free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on digital currencies and blockchain technology globally and a required course of the MSc in Digital Currency.

With over 18000 students since 2014, the Introduction to Digital Currencies course is available to anyone around the world interested in learning the basics of Digital Currencies, in a paced and resource rich environment, under the guidance of field experts.

The course is taught by Bitcoin experts Andreas Antonopoulos and Antonis Polemitis and covers both a technical overview of decentralized digital currencies like Bitcoin, as well as their broader economic, legal and financial context. Through the course, students get first-hand knowledge of what digital currencies are, why they exist and why they are so important for improving financial services. Additionally, the course delves into how they can be used as a tool to increase the speed, security, efficiency and transparency in a plethora of financial and non-financial settings.

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No previous knowledge of digital currencies is required, and no specialized knowledge in either computing, economics or finance is required (even though it can be helpful). The courses are self-contained, with plenty of resources for you to go further in the topics, and no further resources are necessary.

Roughly, each of the 12 MOOC sessions, represent individual courses in the MSc that dive far deeper into the specific elements that are discussed in the MOOC.

Students who successfully complete the course and are interested in pursuing the full MSc degree will be able to receive credit if they successfully pass their assessment.

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