Advanced Financial Technology

Module description

This module builds on BEEM061 Fundamentals of Financial Technology, but goes deeper into exploring how blockchain can be utilised with big data techniques. You will examine the economics and environmental impact of bitcoin mining, appraise the merits and drawbacks of different existing blockchains, and examine in depth how bitcoin works by studying the bitcoin whitepaper and its protocol. Game theory will be used to examine miner competitive dynamics, network theory will be used to examine the topology of block propagation, and big data techniques will be used to extract information from the blockchain. New use cases that allow secure identity management and micropayments will also be introduced.

*New module for academic year 2020/21. Full content details will be provided later in the academic year.

Full module specification

Module title:Advanced Financial Technology
Module code:BEEM062
Module level:M
Academic year:2020/1
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Module credit:15
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