MIT Sloan Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application | Course TrailerOn February 5, 2020 by Raul Dinwiddie
At its core, the technology allows you to
build new types of digital platforms. Most of economic progress can be traced back to
a few simple technologies. Things like the steam engine, the electric dynamo, computers
and the internet. And the blockchain may ultimately turn out to be one of those technologies as
well. When we designed this course, we wanted it
first of all to be rigorous. And so we brought back in economic theory, to help you decompose
the problems and start thinking about your own applications within the blockchain space.
And then you’ll be able to bring back those learnings to your teams and organizations.
So we are going to disintermediate a lot of services and making, you know, transactions
so much easier than being between two parties, so much less expensive. We have a paradigm
in the world that everything is geographic and socio-economic. It’s interesting because
the world of internet is, is not related to that. The way we group people is about behavior. Imagine a world where consumers actually know
and control what data is being used for their advertising. Maybe even a world where consumers
are compensated for the use of their data. What is exciting about blockchain today is
that it’s in its early stages. A lot of the main applications are still to come.