Course Title: Cryptofinance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Cryptofinance

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BAFI3255

City Campus

Postgraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2021

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BAFI3255

City Campus

Postgraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Internet

JanJun2021 (All)

BAFI3255

City Campus

Postgraduate

625H Economics, Finance and Marketing

Internet

JulDec2021 (All)

Course Coordinator: Dr Denise Tambanis

Course Coordinator Phone: N/A

Course Coordinator Email: denise.tambanis@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Availability: Via appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of cryptocurrency, cryptoassets and cryptofinance as an application of distributed ledger technology. You will be introduced to the taxonomy and application of cryptoassets including cryptocurrency, tokens and other cryptoassets and to the the technical and financial ecosystems they operate in. You will also understand the challenges to application of mainstream financial theory and practice presented by cryptofinance and explore the implications of cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology for the banking, taxation and financial regulatory system.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO1: Characterise blockchain technology fundamentals in a financial context.   CLO2: Analyse the blockchain ecosystem from a financial perspective, and how it relates to the functions of the financial and payments systems.   CLO3: Explain the functions of the financial and payments systems and the emergence of cryptocurrencies and cryptoassets in those systems.   CLO4: Explain the challenges to mainstream finance theory and practice presented by cryptocurrencies, tokens and other cryptoassets.   CLO5: Explore regulatory, governance, and taxation challenges generated by cryptocurrency and cryptoasset adoption.


Overview of Learning Activities

The course may be delivered by mixed mode of face-to-face teaching and online learning or fully online depending on the offering mode. You are expected to be an active participant both in class and/or online. Your learning will be supported by assessment tasks that may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; and producing written work.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Links and materials specific to this course are available through the myRMIT Studies/Canvas Course site.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

The Library provides guides on academic referencing. See:  https://www.rmit.edu.au/library/study/referencing


Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop: 

Assessment Task 1: (30%)

Linked CLO’s: 1 & 2

Assessment Task 2: (40%)

Linked CLO’s: 2, 3, 4 & 5

Assessment Task 3: (30%)

Linked CLO’s: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to the RMIT Assessment and Assessment Flexibility Policy and procedures.