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FIN 511 Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Management : Reading list

FIN 511 Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies Management

Department: MSc Finance

Module Description: This course aims to provide knowledge about Blockchain and cryptocurrencies' current trends. It covers fundamental areas of Blockchain technology's emergence and further expands to the different digital currencies. Additionally, it critically evaluates existing cryptocurrency platforms and examines the risks and challenges presented by a sea change of disruption. Finally, Blockchain is discussed in terms of Islamic Finance, sustainability, and as a central bank digital currency (CBDC). This module allows students to understand the cryptocurrency context in terms of regulation and compliance and put it in the UAE context. 

Module texts

  • Arslanian, H. (2022). The book of crypto: the complete guide to understanding bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and digital assets. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Munoz, J. M. and Frenkel, M. (eds). (2021). The economics of cryptocurrencies. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

  • Gayvoronskaya, T. and Meinel, C. (2021). Blockchain : hype or innovation. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

  • Voshmgir, S. (2020). Token economy : how the web3 reinvents the internet. 2nd edn. Berlin: BlockchainHub Berlin.

  • Lee, J. (2022). Crypto-finance, law and regulation : governing an emerging ecosystem. London: Routledge.

Recommended readings

There is a wide range of material available on the course topics including the following:

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