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What are cryptocurrencies? What are the digital tokens worth? Should I be investing? How do cryptocurrencies differ to other investments such as gold? These are questions we all have about this new technology. Not only will you get the answers, but you will explore the basics and discover the challenges that cryptocurrencies face in going mainstream in the world of finance.

About this course

In this introductory taster course to cryptocurrencies, you will discover what cryptocurrencies are and why they have value. You will learn from our academic & industry experts and gain a basic understanding of how cryptocurrencies operate, including their use of blockchain.

Finally you will become aware of how cryptocurrencies are affected by government regulation, despite them being decentralised by design.

Course Structure 

  • Get started
  • Crypto or currency?
  • Using cryptocurrencies
  • Trading in cryptocurrencies
  • Valuing cryptocurrencies
  • What's the future for cryptocurrencies?
  • Wrap-up


Why you should do this course

  • Self-paced
  • Gain preliminary knowledge of how financial systems and investments work
  • Be able to compare cryptocurrencies from other investments such as gold and shares
  • Understand how cryptocurrencies work
  • Gain insights from UTS’s MBA program and Master of Finance

Who is this course for?

This course is for those who are seeking to upskill or learn about cryptocurrencies and blockchain for their personal interest or relation to their role:

  • Lawyers
  • Financial services 
  • Banking 
Free course


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Meet the Expert

Dr Adrian Lee

Dr Adrian Lee
Senior Lecturer, Finance Discipline Group

Dr Adrian Lee does research and has published work on cryptocurrencies. His submission to the 2014 Australian Government Inquiry into Digital Currency influenced the government's treatment of digital currency as investments. He teaches both alternative investments and personal finance of which cryptocurrencies falls in the two subject areas.

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