Blockchain and cryptocurrencies claim the headlines in the media, leaving business leaders with the challenge of distinguishing between what’s hype versus what has the power to transform an entire industry. The Blockchain in Business (Online): Beyond the Hype program allows you to break through the mystery, offering a practical understanding of blockchain by examining both its opportunities and challenges.
Over the course of this program, you will learn how cryptocurrencies work and how the underlying blockchain technology could impact your organization and industry. You’ll delve into the history, evolution, and real-world applications of blockchain with an eye towards how these technologies influence executive decision making.
Not everyone is a believer in the promise of blockchain. But even naysayers can’t deny there is a considerable amount of investment in this area – and no one wants to be left behind.
The global blockchain technology market is estimated to accumulate $20 billion in revenue by 2024.
Blockchain can reduce 30% of banks’ infrastructure costs, or $12 billion.
who are actively using blockchain believe it plays a key role in advancing the technology.
The Blockchain in Business (Online): Beyond the Hype program is ideal for participants from a wide range of industries and backgrounds, including:
Representative job titles may include:
Learn about the opportunities and challenges behind blockchain and cryptocurrencies through real-world examples from companies that include IBM, Yugen Partners, and the Prysm Group.
The program includes multiple opportunities to apply the concepts learned. You will:
Chief Scientist, Yugen Partners; widely regarded as the co-creator of the first blockchain
PhD, Partner and Founding Economist, Prysm Group
President, Stuart Haber Crypto, LLC; widely regarded as the co-creator of the first blockchain
Blockchain Ecosystem Leader, IBM
Explainer-in-Chief; Author of The Story of the Blockchain: A Beginner’s Guide to the Technology That Nobody Understands
Gur Huberman, Faculty Director
Gur Huberman has taught at Columbia Business School since 1989. Prior to that, he taught at Tel Aviv University and at the University of Chicago. Between 1993 and 1995, he was Vice President at JP Morgan Investment Management responsible for research on quantitative equity trading. In that capacity, he also helped develop tax aware strategies for the private bank. He earned his PhD in operations research from Yale and his BSc in mathematics from Tel Aviv University.
Professor Huberman’s published work is widely read and cited, and covers a broad range in finance and economics. He contributed to the theory of equilibrium return-risk tradeoff, to the theory of contracts, to the study of individual’s portfolio selection, especially in the context of retirement savings to the theory of liquidity and trading, and to Behavior Finance. More recently he has turned his attention to FinTech and cryptocurrencies.
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