Certificate of Achievement

Riaz Hussain

has completed the following course:

Cryptocurrency: Beyond Bitcoin Teach-Out

University of Michigan

This Teach-Out covered the basics of cryptocurrency and its impacts on human rights, the environment, international regulation, and global finance. It also looked at the future of cryptocurrency and examined other uses of blockchain technology.

2 weeks, 1 hour per week

Lauren Budde

Director of Open Learning Initiatives | Center for Academic Innovation

University of Michigan


Learning outcomes

  • Explore the basics of cryptocurrency, blockchain, and mining
  • Identify some of the societal and ecological impacts of cryptocurrencies
  • Reflect on the role that blockchain technologies may play in the future of global finance
  • Develop a plan to improve digital financial literacy


  • History and characteristics of currency
  • Cryptocurrency, blockchain, & mining
  • Ecological impacts of cryptocurrency
  • Potential for fraud, disruption of markets, criminality
  • Importance for human rights and humanitarian efforts
  • Developing basic digital financial literacy

Issued on 10th May 2021

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Free online course:

Cryptocurrency: Beyond Bitcoin Teach-Out

University of Michigan