MAF716 - Fintech Foundations and Cryptocurrencies


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Previously: Introduction to Fintech


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit. This will include 3 face-to-face contact hours each week (1 x 3 hour seminar) for on-campus students.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 3 hour on-campus seminar (recordings provided) each week

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 3 hour recorded seminar each week and 1 x 1 hour online seminar (recordings provided) offered in weeks 4, 8 and 11


This unit focuses on the connection between banking, finance and technology. Students will learn how this emerging sector uses the technology to improve and make financial services more accessible to the wider public. Topics such as digital payments and remittances, crowd funding, blockchain and cryptocurrencies will be covered. Case studies to be explored include P2P (Peer to Peer) funding, digital currency (Bitcoin), settlement (Blockchain) and financial advisory.

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