Professional Course

Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application

GetSmarter, Online
6 weeks
6 weeks
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Course description

Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A deeper understanding of the capabilities and limitations of blockchain technology, enabling you to assess which business problems it can solve.

A framework for a blockchain-based strategy that addresses a challenge within your own business context.

Knowledge of how blockchain powers applications like bitcoin and other token-based initiatives, guided by cryptoeconomics expert Christian Catalini.

Training content

Learn how blockchain technology has the potential to transform economic and social systems and how to leverage it in your business, as you work through the weekly modules of this online program.

Module 1

An introduction to blockchain technology

Module 2

Bitcoin and the curse of the double-spending problem

Module 3

Costless verification: Blockchain technology and the last mile problem

Module 4

Bootstrapping network effects through blockchain technology and cryptoeconomics

Module 5

Using tokens to design new types of digital platforms

Module 6

The future of blockchain technology, AI, and digital privacy

Course delivery details


  • 6 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 5-8 hours per week Self-paced learning online

Certification / Credits

Get recognized for your knowledge when you earn a digital certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management, one of the world's leading business schools.1 This program also counts toward an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate, which you can earn upon completion of four programs: three from your chosen certificate track and one completed in-person.

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  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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