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Welcome to Week 2!

An overview of week 2
In Week 1, you learned about how cryptocurrency began, how well it fits a definition of currency, and a little about the blockchain technology that it’s built upon. For a deeper dive into the technical side, you can go back and review the optional resources.

In this week, you will begin to learn about the societal impacts of Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technology. You will also think about the future of financial technology and how your life may benefit from the development of digital financial literacy.

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