FinTech and Decentralized Finance (HEC)
This course will cover the most recent developments in fintech and decentralized finance. The
course will do so both from a practical and theoretical perspective. The course will alternate
between lectures, student presentations, and guest speakers from industry. The course will be
taught in four lectures of three hours each.
COURSE OVERVIEW, KEY TOPICS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
Fintech and the decentralized finance ecosystem are constantly evolving, causing disruption to
the traditional finance sector. The exact course topics will be determined according to
importance. As a necessary prerequesite, students should be familiar with mathematical
arguments and probability theory. students are expected to be able to study academic papers in
both economic/finance and computer science as well as whitepapers of decentralized finance
Students should get acquainted with up?to?date advances in fintech and decentralized finance.
Students will learn to understand the potentials behind these technological progresses, how they
will change the finance, and what are the broader implications.