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An Introduction to Blockchain
Allayannis, George (Yiorgos); Fernstrom, Aaron Technical Note F-1810 / Published October 3, 2017 / 15 pages.
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This technical note explains what blockchain is, what it allows, as well as discusses its advantages and potential issues to consider further. It also provides an example of an application in which blockchain technology is used and describes regulatory and governance considerations. It can be used in a financial institutions or fintech course along with a case on digital currencies.


Learning Objectives

To discuss issues surrounding the blockchain technology and its potential for facilitating innovation in the financial services sector, among others; To discuss regulatory and governance issues and potential uses.

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  • Overview

    This technical note explains what blockchain is, what it allows, as well as discusses its advantages and potential issues to consider further. It also provides an example of an application in which blockchain technology is used and describes regulatory and governance considerations. It can be used in a financial institutions or fintech course along with a case on digital currencies.

  • Learning Objectives

    Learning Objectives

    To discuss issues surrounding the blockchain technology and its potential for facilitating innovation in the financial services sector, among others; To discuss regulatory and governance issues and potential uses.