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What you will learn

  • Explain how blockchain technology will transform business structures, roles, and functions of enterprise

  • Define terms such as Distributed Application (DApp), autonomous agent, open networked enterprise, and distributed autonomous enterprise

  • Identify some strategic approaches to managing intellectual property with blockchain technologies

  • Identify the layers comprising the blockchain technology stack, and describe how each of these affects the governance of a blockchain ecosystem

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Subtitles: English, Portuguese (Brazilian)

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

4 hours to complete

Re-architecting the Firm

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 71 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
13 videos
Instructor Introduction8m
Module 1 Overview2m
Decentralizing the Enterprise6m
Practitioner Perspective - Andreas Wallendahl: Blockchain & ConsenSys1m
Transaction Costs and the Structure of the Firm8m
Opportunity 1: Search6m
Opportunity 2: Contracting5m
Opportunity 3: Coordination4m
Opportunity 4: Building Trust4m
Determining Corporate Boundaries7m
Hacking Your Future: Boundary Decisions7m
Module 1 Recap3m
4 readings
Decentralizing the Enterprise15m
Transaction Costs and the Structure of the Firm10m
Opportunities for Blockchain10m
3 practice exercises
Decentralizing the Enterprise30m
Opportunities for Blockchain30m
Re-Architecting the Firm30m

Week 2

4 hours to complete

New Business Models

4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 79 min), 7 readings, 4 quizzes
14 videos
Distributed Business Entities9m
The DAO: A Cautionary Tale6m
New Business Models Part 19m
New Business Models Part 210m
Practitioner Perspective - Yaniv Neu-Ner: Business Model for Counter4m
Practitioner Perspective - Oleg Fomenko: Business Model for Sweatcoin2m
What Are DApps?6m
Example: bAirbnb6m
Patents and Blockchain Innovation6m
Practitioner Perspective - Rolf Hoefer: Intellectual Property2m
Payments, Attribution, and Licensing5m
Distributed Ownership3m
Module 2 Recap3m
7 readings
Distributed Business Entities10m
New Business Models Part 120m
New Business Models Part 230m
Patents and Blockchain Innovation20m
Payments, Attribution, and Licensing20m
Distributed Ownership10m
4 practice exercises
Distributed Business Entities4m
New Business Models4m
New Business Models30m

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Blockchain and the C-Suite

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 40 min), 8 readings, 14 quizzes
11 videos
The CEO6m
The COO4m
The CLO3m
The CFO3m
The CMO5m
The CIO & CTO4m
The CHRO4m
Practitioner Perspective - Mihai Alisie: Implications for the C-Suite1m
Practitioner Perspective - Rob Carter: Implications for the C-Suite2m
Recap of the C-Suite2m
8 readings
Explanation of Grading Scheme5m
The CEO20m
The COO20m
The CLO20m
The CFO20m
The CMO20m
The CIO & CTO20m
The CHRO20m
14 practice exercises
The CEO2m
The COO4m
The CLO2m
The CFO2m
The CMO4m
The CIO & CTO2m
The CHRO2m
The CEO6m
The COO6m
The CLO6m
The CFO6m
The CMO6m

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Leadership for the Next Era

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 90 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
14 videos
Intro to Blockchain Regulation11m
Practitioner Perspective - Andreas Wallendahl: Regulation1m
Fundamental Questions9m
Regulatory Principles10m
Practitioner Perspective - Hariton Korizis: Regulation2m
Regulation vs. Governance9m
Practitioner Perspective - Ana Trbovich: Regulation & Governance1m
The Blockchain Stack7m
Multiple Layers of Blockchain Governance7m
A New Framework for Blockchain Governance12m
Practitioner Perspective - Rob Carter: Governance1m
Profile of a Blockchain Hotbed4m
Recap of Module 45m
3 readings
Blockchain Governance30m
Profile of a Blockchain Hotbed20m
Leadership for Transformation20m
4 practice exercises
Fundamental Questions4m
Blockchain Governance4m
Seven Conditions for Success2m
Blockchain Governance & Leadership30m

About the Blockchain Revolution Specialization

Blockchain is poised to transform every industry and managerial function—redefining the ways we transact online, share ideas, and manage workflows. It’s a new technology that every business professional needs to understand. This four-course Specialization introduces you to the world of blockchain technology—explaining what blockchain is, how it works, and why it’s revolutionary. You will learn about various categories of cryptoassets, and the ways they can be transacted on a blockchain. You will learn how blockchain is disrupting business models and financial services, offering organizations new choices in how they create and manage value. The Specialization is taught by Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott, globally-recognized authorities on innovation and technology and authors of the best-selling book Blockchain Revolution. It also includes various industry experts and developers from the Ethereum Foundation, Grid Singularity, Keyless Technologies, and ResonanceX who will share their experiences within the blockchain ecosystem. Additionally, you will gain access to ground-breaking research from the Blockchain Research Institute as well as the Blockchain Case Commons—a crowdsourced collection of blockchain applications and use-cases spanning multiple industries. Upon completion of this Specialization, you will produce a Blockchain Opportunity Analysis, in which you identify and evaluate a promising application of blockchain technology in your own industry....
Blockchain Revolution

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