About this course
DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies is the first free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain technology globally, and the first course of the MSc in Digital Currency degree programme. It is available to anyone around the world interested in learning the basics of cryptocurrencies, in a paced and resource rich environment, under the guidance of field experts.
Taught by world-leading experts Andreas Antonopoulos, George Giaglis and Antonis Polemitis, and attended by over 30,000 students, DFIN-511 is the world’s first MOOC on Digital Currencies. Introduction to Digital Currencies covers both a technical overview of decentralized digital currencies like Bitcoin, as well as their broader economic, legal and financial context. Through this free online course, students get first-hand knowledge of what they are, why they exist, why they are so important for improving financial services, and more.
No previous knowledge of Cryptocurrencies or Blockchain technology is demanded, and no specialized knowledge in either computing, economics or finance is required. The courses are self-contained, with plenty of resources for you to go further in the topics, and you don’t need buy any books. 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.