FinTech Foundations and Cryptocurrencies
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FinTech Foundations and Cryptocurrencies

FinTech for Banks, Entrepreneurs, Investors - crowdfunding, payments, lending, trading and cryptocurrencies
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Created by ICAN Consultancy
Last updated 3/2020
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This course includes
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 28 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Introduction to Financial Technologies
  • AI and Big Data in FinTech
  • In-depth knowledge on cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin
  • Crowd-Funding and Business Financing
  • Payments and Retail Transactions
  • Trading, and Investments
  • FinTech Business Applications
  • Case Studies
  • There are not any requirements or prerequisites for this course. It is an introduction level course for FinTech.

FinTech Foundations and Cryptocurrencies course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental building blocks of financial technologies and real-world applications through case studies.  This course is a beginner level course and you don't need any background in finance or technology.

This course is intended for learners that have or wants to have a career in the digital financial industries. You’ll learn about concepts such as digital platforms and business ecosystems, be exposed to the emerging Fintech landscape and master a new toolbox for successfully competing on innovation in the digital era of finance.

You'll learn the the essential components of technology-driven financial strategies, from complex technologies to cryptocurrency to investment optimization. You'll also learn how modern investment strategies deploy technology to produce optimal results, explore the disruptive force of changing payment methods, analyze the changing regulatory landscape, and gain an understanding of machine learning advising, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending, and blockchain.

Why this course?

  1. Because ICAN Consultancy has trained hundreds of colelagues to start new careers or progress in their careers and we get constant feedback from their experience. Course content is prepared with this practical experience from numerous FinTech implementations and  practices.

  2. You will have life time access to the course as well as to all of the new resources we will add to the course. This way you will always keep up do date with the changes in the FinTech arena.

  3. You will be able to ask me questions and I will respond to all of them in detail.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to make informed decisions about deploying financial technologies for yourself or for your business, giving you a competitive advantage in using the latest financial innovations.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to start a career in FinTech.
  • Business analysts working in FinTech or want to start a new role in FinTech.
  • Finance specialists who wants to know more about the technology.
  • Anyone who works in financial technologies and want to get an overall view of the industry.
  • Anyone who is interested in latest trends of financial technologies.
  • Product Managers or Project Managers who manage FinTech products.
  • Entrepreneurs who plan to start a company in financial industry.
  • CFOs and CTOs can also benefit from this course.
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 03:22:00
+ Foundations of FinTech
9 lectures 01:20:45

This lecture covers what this course is about and who it is for.

Preview 03:54

In this course, we are going to talk about the FinTech market issues, challenges, perspectives, and implications.

Preview 04:46

Happay, Unicorn India Ventures, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank.

Preview 03:02

In this lecture we will talk about how banks are impacted and about different strategies they choose to take.

FinTech for Banks

Financial technology innovation is beginning to take over the financial services sector, so much so that 88% of incumbents are worried about losing revenue to fintech innovators. The time has never been better to start your career as a Fintech Entrepreneur.

FinTech For Entrepreneurs

From Singapore to South Africa, fintech firms are changing the face of financial services. In this lecture, we will meet four fintechpreneurs who are leading the way.

The rise of the FinTech entrepreneur

In this lecture we will listen to what FinTech means for investors directly from investors themselves. You will benefit from this lecture not only if you will start investing in FinTech but also if you are an entrepreneur who is looking for funding.

FinTech For Investors

Netherlands-based mobile bank, bunq, has caused quite a splash since it launched in 2015. But has its markedly disruptive business model created a successful bank? Martin Whybrow from Smarter Communities Media caught up with founder, Ali Niknam, to discuss.

Case Study: Bunq, A bank built by coders

In this session, we're going to talk about a case study of a FinTech pioneer, early success story that became a dinosaur and then struggled. It's doing okay today but it went through some rough years. Well, let's talk about this company, Capital One.

Case Study: Capital One
+ FinTech Business Applications
9 lectures 46:58

In this lecture, we're going to have an introduction to business applications of FinTech. You could think of it as the fin part of fintech, or the finance market opportunities. What are people doing, what are startups doing? What are new business opportunities, what are the apps that are being created? What are the new business models, or firms, startups, that are being created?

FinTech Business Applications Overview

As we look at business applications of FinTech or the Fin part of FinTech, how does it affect finance markets? In this lecture I would like to start with Lending Club. An early pioneer in this business Lending Club was initially one of the first applications on Facebook. It was an early app and it was an unsecured lending platform.

Lending & Personal Finance

Another credit related firm or lending payment system firm is Credit Karma. Credit Karma doesn't provide loans directly to consumers. All they do is help you out with your credit, they provide you information. So as a consumer you can go get a free credit report from Credit Karma.

Lending & Personal Finance : Credit Karma

In this lecture we're going to look at crowdfunding and business financing in crowd type of application space or idea of financing. Maybe a better way to put it. We're going to look at three companies today that are kind of interesting in different twists on this crowdfunding idea Kickstarter, Neighborly and Indiegogo.

Crowd-Funding and Business Financing

A less commercially oriented site that started out with purely social welfare in mind is Neighborly and they want to fund neighborhood projects with Neighborly. Originally started as a donation based crowdfunding site for civic projects, it then moved it morphed, it changed as a business model into funding fiber broadband infrastructures to enable fast internet everywhere.

Crowd-Funding and Business Financing: Neighborly

In this lecture, we're going to talk about payment and transactions. Retail transactions and payment processing as part of this FinTech revolution. These are firms that are competing with traditional banks to take away some of the things that banks used to do in their business. The first firm we'll look at is PayPal.

Payments and Retail Transactions

Welcome to the second part of the Payments and Retails Transactions lecture. We will now start talking about Venmo. We’ve mentioned its name in the previous lecture. Now let’s see what they were doing.

Payments and Retail Transactions - Venmo and China Markets

I want to start this lecture with the move of Revolut. Revolut has launched a commission-free stock trading service in a push to challenge major trading platforms such as Hargreaves Lansdown and differentiate itself from rival banking start-ups such as Monzo and Starling Bank.

Trading and Investments

Quantitative trading isn’t a new idea by any stretch of imagination. Searching for the Holy Grail in quantitative trading continues to fascinate both financial professionals and all sorts of scientists. Data scientists are used to handling data sets and modeling them, knowing that their prediction model WILL NOT affect the hypothesis or the phenomenon that they are modeling. However, this is NOT true in financial markets.

Quantitative Trading
+ Cryptocurrency
6 lectures 23:15

What Is Cryptocurrency? Is it 21st-Century Unicorn – Or is it the Money Of The Future?

Welcome to our most popular lecture of this course. I think it will be good to explain cryptocurrencies with 3 bullet points.

Cryptocurrency - Introduction

Few people know, but cryptocurrencies emerged as a side product of another invention. Satoshi Nakamoto, the unknown inventor of Bitcoin, the first and still most important cryptocurrency, never intended to invent a currency.

Cryptocurrency - Where did it originate?

If you take away all the noise around cryptocurrencies and reduce it to a simple definition, you find it to be just limited entries in a database that no one can change without fulfilling specific conditions. This may seem ordinary, but, believe it or not: this is exactly how you can define a currency.

Cryptocurrency - How it works

In this lecture we will start talking about the properties of a cryptocurrency.

Cryptocurrency - Understanding the properties

Mostly due to its revolutionary properties cryptocurrencies have become such a success that their inventor, Satoshi Nakamoto, didn‘t dare to dream of it. While every other attempt to create a digital cash system didn‘t attract a critical mass of users, Bitcoin had something that provoked enthusiasm and fascination. Sometimes it feels more like religion than technology.

Cryptocurrency - Dawn of a new economy

Guardian animation explaining Bitcoin in its simplest.

NEW ADDED: Bitcoin Made Simple by Guardian
+ Technology
6 lectures 45:32

In this lecture we're going to have an introduction to the technologies of FinTech. What is it that has enabled this revolution? What's different? What is it about tech that's not the same as it's been over the past 40 years? There are five technologies that enable all the different FinTech applications or areas and we have discussed one of them already.

The Tech of FinTech Overview

In this lecture, we're going to be looking at one of the technologies underlying FinTech which is the technology related to identity. Closely linked to identity are also privacy and anonymity.

Identity, Privacy, and Anonymity

Fintech big data is a key tool for banks to provide better and more efficient service to customers. Data can also help banks improve business. Here's how.

Big Data in Fintech

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a paradigm-shifting technology that is seamlessly changing the way we live, move, interact with each other, shop. Finance is no exception, and the industry is just starting to peak at the tip of the iceberg. In this lecture, we will see the implementation of AI technology in FinTech.

AI in Fintech

In this lecture we will study consumer tech with an example from a British bank.

Financial services is experiencing a surge of innovation across the sector. Retail banks have realised that today’s customers demand greater convenience and access – to their accounts as well as more complex services – than just a few years ago.

Consumer Tech - RBS case study

The concept of Direct Banking – an online and mobile only bank – delivers serious bottom-line benefits, for those with a well-defined strategy.

Direct banks have become a popular means of driving deposit growth to underpin lending, and to meet customers' increasingly demanding expectations for an on-demand, digital and mobile banking experience. The recent surge in the return to establishing direct banks over the last two years is a trend that is still in its infancy – particularly as financial institutions continue to battle the soaring costs of deposits in a rising interest rate environment.

Here are five key facts about what direct banks can offer, and why they're becoming so prevalent and on the rise.

Direct Banking
+ NEW: Regulations
2 lectures 05:30

Deloitte explains PSD2 with a quick summary.

PSD2 explained by Deloitte

General explanation of Open Banking API.

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