Course Title: Cryptofinance & Cryptocurrency

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Cryptofinance & Cryptocurrency

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 1 2023,
Sem 2 2023,
Sem 1 2024


RMIT University Vietnam


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Viet3 2020,
Viet3 2021,
Viet2 2022,
Viet1 2023,
Viet2 2023,
Viet2 2024


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


625H Economics, Finance and Marketing


Viet2 2021,
Viet1 2022

Course Coordinator: Denise Tambanis

Course Coordinator Phone: By appointment, via email

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Melbourne Campus Building 80

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment, via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the basics of money, cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology. You will be introduced to the taxonomy of cryptoassets including cryptocurrency. You will analyse and understand the development of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ripple and Ethereum. You will understand the application of mainstream financial theory, including valuation theory, to cryptocurrency. You will investigate venture capital opportunities using cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets. You will explore the implications of cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology to the banking, taxation and regulatory system.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course you should be able to:


CLO1: Locate blockchain technology fundamentals in a financial, taxation and regulatory context.

CLO2: Apply financial theory to cryptocurrency and other cryptoassets.

CLO3: Evaluate the application of standard mainstream finance theory to cryptocurrencies, tokens and other cryptoassets.

CLO4: Analyse real world applications of venture capital using cryptocurrencies, tokens and other cryptoassets.

CLO5: Explore regulatory and taxation challenges generated by widespread crytpcourency and cryptoasset adoption.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course is delivered by mixed mode of face-to-face teaching and online learning. There will be a three-hour class per week. You are expected to be an active participant both in class and online. Your learning will be supported through in-class and online activities. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; and producing written work.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through our Learning Management system Canvas. In addition to topic notes, assessment details and a study schedule, you may also be provided with links to relevant online information, readings, audio and video clips and communication tools.


Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school.

Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.


Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment Task

Weighting (%)

Linked CLOs

Assessment Task 1


1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2


3, 4

Assessment Task 3


1, 2, 3, 4, 5