Course 4: Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and the New Money Landscape

This course presents the basics of blockchain and cryptocurrencies with a high-level view of the underlying technologies. The course illustrates different use cases and discusses why blockchain technology represents a paradigm shift that is disrupting so many industries. It presents the current landscape of cryptocurrencies and addresses issues such as volatility and sustainability. It highlights aspects of money described by different economists, including R. Lietaer, in order to present best practices for the creation, use and governance of cryptocurrencies. This course will enable students to explore the creation of their own cryptocurrency. A side project has designed for that purpose.

Instructor: Mouna Mahouachi

Consultant Mouna Mahouachi (1) will be teaching the Entrepreneurship course at Henry George. She is sharing her knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation processes since 2014. Ms. Mahouachi started her career at Credit Suisse where she worked on digital transformation projects in both Zurich and New York. There, she practiced intrapreneurship and launched a corporate innovation program called the Creative Lab. She holds a Master’s degree from the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and has studied the Business Model Canvas at HEC Lausanne with its creator, Alexander Osterwalder. She is also an alumni of the Swiss CTI Entrepreneurship Course “Venture Challenge” and was mentored by Swiss entrepreneur and innovator Nadine Reichenthal. Mouna Mahouachi is now consulting on technology projects, including blockchain, Cloud and HPC and she is the author of an upcoming book about decentralized economies. (1) pronounced: [Moo-na Ma-wa-shee]

Location: 149 East 38th Street, New York, NY 10016
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dates: November – December 2019
Course is 5 sessions and has a $5 registration fee. Payment or proof of payment must be provided at first session.


  • Introduction
    • What is Money
    • History of Money
    • Schools of Thought
    • Money in the Landscape of Cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
    • Concept and Use cases
    • Underlying technologies
    • Web of Trust
    • Current landscape of cryptocurrencies
  • Types of Cryptocurrencies
    • Currency Token
    • Security Token
    • Utility Token
  • Best practices
    • Creation of a Cryptocurrency
    • Use and conversion
    • Governance Models
  • Important questions:
    • Volatility