Online Certification Programme

Blockchain and Digital Assets for Financial Services

The Digital Assets market is a rapidly growing and evolving field. The objective of the programme is to support the industry with solid, balanced knowledge of what is important in blockchain and digital assets. The course covers the essentials of blockchain and digital assets, providing participants with the skills to transition from traditional finance to a new world of digital finance.

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Why Blockchain and Digital Assets and why it’s an opportunity?

Increasing market size with billions of dollars

The global Decentralised Finance (DeFi) platform market size is expected to reach USD 507.92 billion in 2028 and register a CAGR of 43.8% during the forecast period.

Different from traditional finance, DeFi has the potential to democratise access to the financial market, increasing transparency and efficiency and lowering costs. Since they are really different, one can’t just learning it by chance, but need to learn and experience it.

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) have now reached good maturity. As their adoption grows, we can expect to see more innovative applications in the future. In addition, job roles related to crypto assets and blockchain technology have increased by 400% since 2017.

Yet, TradFi and DeFi are totally different worlds and there is a significant knowledge gap...

The leading course on the market

Learn real-world applications from blockchain and digital assets projects worldwide.

Global Views

Case studies of blockchain and digital assets from all over the world

Monthly Webinars

Get updated on the latest development monthly

30+ Contributors

Gain global insights and different views from experts in leading organisations

Capstone projects

Apply what you’ve learned and receive feedback from experts

Accreditations Worldwide

The programme is accredited by global institutions

Networking Community

Share ideas and knowledge with other professionals

Gain a global view on the development of Blockchain and Digital Assets

Explore the advancements and opportunities, directly from those who built them.

  • 200 blockchain projects
  • Across 5 continents 
Gain a global view on the development of blockchain (3)

The Program Designed for You...

Government, Policy Makers, and Regulators

Government, policy makers, and regulators

Public sectors are increasingly embracing digitalisation in management, requiring skilled professionals to understand the trends, applications and key knowledge of digital assets.

Finance Professionals

Finance Professionals

Blockchain and digital assets are becoming integral elements in financial companies where senior leaders and strategy and product teams need to guide this digital transition.

Growth-focused individuals

Growth-focused individuals

Companies are moving to integrate blockchain and digital assets in business strategy, requiring internal talents across divisions. Individuals with the right knowledge can be competitive in the industry.

Contents of the programme

  • History of Money
  • Trust and Bitcoin Blockchain
  • Blockchain Philosophy
  • Digital Assets Evolution
  • Digital Valoriation
  • Web1, Web2 and Web3
  • Digital Finance
  • Hybrid Finance [HyFi] – Digital v Traditional
  • Global Taxonomy of Projects
  • Centralised and Decentralised Ledger Technologies [CLT and DLT]
  • Features of Blockchain
  • Types of blockchains 
  • Tokenomics
  • Smart Contracts
  • Digital Identities and Privacy
  • Zero Proof Knowledge [ZPK]
  • Internet of Value and IoT
  • Interoperability
  • Centralised & decentralised exchanges [CEX & DEX]
  • Different types of Digital Assets
  • Wallets, KYC & AML
  • Trading, Derivatives, Swaps, Forecasts and Trends
  • CeFi, DeFi, CeDeFi, ReFi
  • DeFi Use Cases
  • Tokenization and Asset Management
  • Banking, Credit and Capital
  • Cross-border Transactions
  • Government and Public Sector
  • New Business Models
  • Art, Gaming and Fashion
  • Trade and Supply Chain
  • ESG and Sustainability
  • Healthcare 
  • Humanitarian Sector
  • Mindset, Education and Misinformation
  • Compliance and Regulation
  • Legal & Cross Jurisdictional Frameworks
  • Data and Asset Travel Rules
  • Insurance, Legal  and Accounting 
  • RegTech and SupTech
  • Corporate Governance and Support
  • Taxation fundamentals
  • Cybersecurity and Exploits
  • Project failures, why and what we have learned.

Learning outcomes

Have a solid foundation in DeFi and digital assets and the related regulatory landscape and compliance issues.

Learn about the various types of DeFi applications and their use cases, such as lending, borrowing, trading, and payments.

Explore the different types of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, stablecoins, and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), and their unique features and risks.

Understand the potential benefits and challenges of DeFi and digital assets, and how they may impact traditional financial systems and industries.

Dive into different applications in retail, government and institutional sectors and be familiar with DeFi ecosystems and cases.

Apply the DeFi and digital assets knowledge and skills to work or business.

Earn an industry-accredited certificate

Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive a certificate in DeFi and Digital Assets issued by CFTE and SMU Academy. The certificate program can serve as a stepping stone to further advancement in your career in digital finance. Don’t miss this opportunity to stand out in your field.

Want to know more about the programme and gain the certificate?

Designed and taught by

CFTE, Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship is a global learning & innovation platform for the financial services industry. Started in 2017, we developed 6 specialisations and created the on-demand learning platform THINK that reached 100,000 learners in 100+ countries. Our courses are taken by professionals, 70% of whom come from tier 1 banks. The company is built on 3 main pillars: Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship.

The SMU Academy is the continuing education arm of Singapore Management University (SMU). SMU Academy provides professionals and working adults with the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and skills through a range of part-time and executive education programmes. Impacts of SMU Academy includes: 800+ training courses, 1.1 M training hours, and more than 80% rated 4 out of 5.

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