BRINGING THE BLOCKCHAIN TO LIFE: LAUNCHING AN INITIAL COIN OFFERING (ICO)
MIS7560: Bringing the Blockchain to Life: Launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO)
3 Credit Elective
In 2017, more money was raised for blockchain start-ups from Initial Coin Offerings (ICO's) than from traditional venture capital sources. Investment activity at this level has not been seen since the internet boom in the 90's. Blockchain, the underlying technology driving the Bitcoin phenomenon, has the potential to disrupt industries across the board and has the big financial services companies scrambling to figure out how to adopt and adapt before they lose out to the upstarts and new starts. The overall goal of this course is to tap into the entrepreneurial spirit of Babson students willing to learn about this technology, develop a use case, and work in teams to develop a prototype product or service and simulate the raising of start-up capital via a fictitious ICO.
Prerequisite: Students are encouraged to have an interest in application and software development
Department:Operations and Information Management
Course Level:MSBA Elective (Grad),Graduate Elective (Grad)