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Blockchain Business Imperative

Jan 31 - Mar 12, 2022

$1,745 Enroll

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Course Dates: January 31, 2022 - March 12, 2022

Register By: January 30, 2022, at 11:59 PM ET

Offered by: Robert H. Smith School of Business
Continuing Education Units: 3.3 CEUs (non-academic credits)
Cost: $1,995 ($1,745 if registered by January 17, 2022)*
*Discounts are available for University of Maryland System alumni, BIG10 Conference School Alumni, Active Military and Veterans, current University of Maryland College Park students, and organizations with multiple enrollments. Please contact us at for more information.


Blockchain has started the process, some say revolution, of transforming our “analog” assets into “digital” assets. Blockchain leverages fundamental computing advances within cryptography, distributed systems, and peer-to-peer networks to create a global system for individuals to acquire, hold and transact with digital assets without the need for a centralized party acting as a guarantor.

While much of the news coverage is about cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and their rapidly increasing asset values, these are but minuscule implementations of Blockchain that may or may not survive in the medium to long term. The business imperative of Blockchain is much broader—how do we conduct business (1) without creating large-scale inequities, (2) without giving power to stakeholders who do not add value, and (3) by distributing power to consumers and business partners rather than centralizing power.

We hope you will join us on this learning journey!