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Cryptocurrency Investments

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 6
Module lead
Larisa Yarovaya
Academic year
2024-25

Module overview

This module develops your understanding of a new method of making payments which is an alternative to cash or credit cards. The first cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, was introduced by Satoshi Nakomoto in 2008, and today around 2,000 cryptocurrencies are available on the market. During this module you will consider cryptocurrencies from different perspectives, as financial assets and as money. This module will explain the technological aspects of cryptocurrencies and their financial and investment characteristics. This modules adds to your knowledge of Portfolio management and alternative investments.

To give you an understanding of the distributed ledger technology and its financial application. It will equip you with knowledge and skills needed to analyse, invest, and forecast cryptocurrency markets using existing financial theories and quantitative methods. This module aims to prepare you to use your analytical skills to uncover potential of new and innovative assets, cryptocurrencies, or those instruments that have not been created yet, but might emerge in the future. This module will boost your employability in various sectors of finance and business.

Linked modules

MANG2004

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