Wharton Executive Education: the Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets program with Dr. Cathy Barrera
Emiliano Vernini, Head of ICT Innovation Strategy, Poste Italiane
James Edwards, Chief Researcher, Soramitsu
Moderator: Daniela Barbosa, General Manager Blockchain, Healthcare and Identity at the Linux Foundation and Executive Director of Hyperledger Foundation November 17, 2021
By now, it is common knowledge that blockchain is an immutable, distributed ledger that allows parties to interact without the need for a trusted intermediary. From finance to manufacturing, blockchain has been touted as having the ability to unlock previously unattainable value. While the technical basics have been learned by many, few have explored its value-driving principle: economics.
Join us for this fireside chat with Dr. Cathy Barrera, James Edwards from Soramitsu and Emiliano Vernini from Poste Italiane for a discussion moderated by Daniela Barbosa on the Hyperledger use cases featured in the course.
Complete with 50+ video lectures, seven industry case studies, three crypto valuation models, and more, Prof Webarch, the program’s Academic Director, will talk about how the course allows business and finance professionals to:
• Understand the benefits and costs of blockchain relative to alternative technologies.
• Identify relevant use cases for blockchain, smart contracts, and digital assets.
• Analyze the fundamental value and investing drivers of various digital assets.
• Discuss the role of regulation in the digital assets economy and how it applies to blockchain-based services.
• Assess structures and processes of decentralized organizations.
• Evaluate the right blockchain networks to launch a digital asset.