Fintech is an essential component of the Third Industrial Revolution, particularly in relation to lowering costs, increasing efficiency and making financial services more accessible. Students are equipped with an understanding of innovation in the financial system, and how these developments interact with current laws and regulations in the global markets. This unit provides students with insights into a wide range of topics, including smart contracts, privacy law and big data, virtual currencies and mobile payments, investor protection and crowd funding, property law and cryptosecurities.
3 hours x 1 lecture each week
research paper (30%); in-class assessment (20%); final exam (50%)
Completion of at least 48 credit points.