FinTech and Blockchains

Graduate course (Data Science MSc), Bocconi University, 2019

This is a hands-on introduction to FinTech and Blockchains for future data scientists. The course has the following objectives:

  • teach blockchain and its technological foundations in a hands-on, code-driven approach
  • explore the disruptive potential of digital transformation for financial intermediation
  • discuss machine learning strategies that future data scientists should know for FinTech lending and insurance underwriting.
  • enable students to run their first project of their own and explore creatively.
  • develop the necessary coding skills on the side.

The course is taught as a mix of lectures and lab sessions which teach applied, more technical skills.