FRIC hosted tutorial on Blockchain technology and its impact on the financial services industry
On August 14, 2018, the FRIC Center hosted a tutorial on Blockchain technology and its impact on the financial services industry with guest lecturer Katya Malinova, University of Toronto and DeGroote School of Business.
Tutorial: Blockchain technology and its impact on the financial services industry
A blockchain establishes a distributed, censorship resistant, and immutable ledger of cryptographically linked transaction records. The technology promises to enable transfers of value with minimal frictions and no censorship, similarly to how the internet allows the sharing of information. This two-hour lecture will provide the audience with an overview of blockchain architecture and functionality, including the key economic concepts and cryptographic features. We will further touch upon the limitations of public blockchains and several proposed solutions, as well as prominent private blockchain projects. Finally, we will discuss the main applications of the technology to financial services such as cryptocurrencies, tokens, and coins, and we will briefly address regulatory and economic challenges.
The slides from the tutorial can be found here.
Please note about the slides: The slides are arranged in a "2x2 table". To go through them in order, one would have to scroll column-by-column, i.e., scroll down all the way first (from slide 1.1 to 1.6; the slide numbers appear in the right-bottom corner), then right (takes you to slide 2.1), then down all the way again (to slide 2.16), etc.
Thanks to all who signed up and participated in the tutorial.