Online Programme

Executive Certificate in

Blockchain and Digital Assets for Financial Services

Blockchain and Digital Assets are rapidly disrupting the economy and financial services. The online Executive CertificateBlockchain and Digital Assets for Financial Services provides  participants with the industry knowledge to develop skills to thrive in digital finance.

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About the programme

Blockchain and Digital Assets for Financial Services is an online program for learners seeking the competitive edge in emerging Financial Services.

From in-depth understanding of blockchain and digital assets to applying it in real life, professionals and business executives can apply the lessons to diverse business contexts. This course would help them understand potential benefits and challenges of this industry and enable them to explore different mechanisms of blockchain and digital assets.

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Programme Tuition
£720

Program Format
100% online, blend of self-paced and live lectures

Who Should Take this Programme?

Professionals including those in Financial Institutions, Governments, Public Sector, Regulators, Corporates, Industry Associations, Tech Companies, Fintech, Support Services and Entrepreneurs needing the skills and knowledge to stay competitive and understand the opportunities, benefits and challenges afforded by blockchain technologies and digital assets as viable solutions for institutional and economic applications. 

  • Executive and Senior Leaders
  • Strategy teams
  • Support Functions
  • Tech Teams
  • Business

Learning outcomes

  1. Foundational Knowledge. Have a solid foundation in blockchain and digital assets and the related regulatory compliance landscape.
  2. Comprehensive Blockchain Taxonomies. Learn various types of blockchain projects in 7 sectors such as retail finance, insurance, investment, etc around the world.
  3. Mechanism of digital assets. Understand the mechanisms of blockchain and digital assets such as decentralised consensus, cryptography, smart contracts, and other significant principles.
  4. Global views and market trends. Understand the potential benefits and challenges of blockchain and digital assets in the industry.
  5. Applications and Implementation. Dive into different applications and use cases in retail, government and institutional sectors.
  6. Business frameworks and models. Apply the blockchain and digital assets knowledge to various business frameworks and settings.

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

While the media has been fixated on cryptocurrencies, behind the scenes, institutions have been redefining the very fabric of financial services.

  • Central banks are exploring CBDCs, with over 100 of them already working on digital currencies.
  • Banks are pioneering bond tokenisation, and the industry is leveraging distributed ledgers for ESG.
  • Initiatives like the Canton Network – involving major players such as Goldman Sachs, BNP Paribas, and Microsoft – are just the tip of the iceberg – our experts analysed hundreds of other ones.

Don’t miss out on this largely unexplored space, poised to revolutionise the future of finance.

100 Central Banks are working on CBDCs

200+ Institutional projects from the largest financial institutions

DeFi expected to reach a market cap of $507.92 billion in 2028

Live Sessions

Get monthly industry updates from the world-leading thought leaders in blockchain and digital assets landscape

The leading programme on the market

It’s not just a course, it’s your gateway for the future of finance.

Develop skills with a Certification

Build Foundational Knowledge

16 hours of content across 6 chapters, self-paced

Gain a Global View

Learn with 30+ industry experts from all continents and sectors

Hands-on Projects

Apply what you learn with captsone projects

Then keep learning continuously

1-year of Monthly Webinars

Stay the smartest in the room with industry updates from experts

Be Continuously Updated

Keep learning with new projects and interviews each months

Build a Network

Connect and access a global community of alumni

Get an insider's view of the future of finance

  • Access 50+ case studies from institutions like HSBC, EIB, Polygon and Goldman Sachs, broken down by industry experts
  • Explore more than 200 institutional projects analysed for you
  • Learn from 30+ innovators, CEOs, Head of Innovations and Policy-makers
Learn the latest developments in the industry, from those who lead the way. 

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SWIFT Institute is dedicated to bring insights and knowledge to those interested in the financial industry. It is proud to endorse this course on Blockchain and Digital Assets which it believes delivers knowledge that will help to understand the latest developments in the digitalisation of finance.

Nancy Murphy, Director of Swift Institute

Programme contents

Chapter 1

Overview of Blockchain and Digital Assets

Financial institutions like HSBC, Morgan Stanley and Standard Chartered have implemented blockchain technology in their operations and included digital assets as their financial products. What strategy did these companies adopt? How can traditional financial institutions transform their business digitally?
Find out more about this in our curriculum!

Curriculum 📄

  • Introduction to Blockchain and Digital Assets
  • Cryptography and the double spending issue
  • Blockchain Fundamentals
  • Beyond Bitcoin: Diverse Cryptocurrencies and Their Impact
  • DeFi vs CeFi

Associated Skills 📈

  • Blockchain Fundamentals, Digital finance, Global use cases of blockchain and digital assets

Chapter 2

Decentralised Ledger Technologies (DLT) and Blockchain

This Chapter is a foundation of DLT and blockchain technology. You will have an opportunity to compare the difference between Centralised and Decentralised Ledger Technologies. This Chapter covers the concepts of system tokenomics, smart contracts and digital identities in blockchain. By the end of the Chapter, you will be able to understand the logic behind blockchain and the mechanism of DLT.

Curriculum 📄

  • Centralised versus Decentralised Ledger Technologies
  • Blockchain
  • System Tokenomics
  • Smart Contracts
  • Digital Identities, Verifiable Credentials and Privacy

Associated Skills 📈

  • DLT technology, system tokenomics, smart contracts and digital identities

Chapter 3

Fundamentals of Digital Assets

The global digital asset management market is expected to expand from USD 4.2 billion in 2022 to USD 8.0 billion by 2027. Large financial institutions such as HSBC, Morgan Stanley and Standard Chartered are involved in this digital transformation. This course will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of digital assets and its future trends.

Curriculum 📄

  • Taxonomy of Digital Assets
  • Wallets, KYC & AML
  • Centralised Finance [CeFi]
  • Decentralised Finance (DeFi) and Hybrid Models
  • Crypto Asset Consumers

Associated Skills 📈

  • Asset Understanding, Stablecoins, Cryptocurrencies, CBDCs, Application of compliance and risk management in digital assets, CeFi, DeFi, CeDeFi and ReFi

Chapter 4

Institutional Applications in Finance

Blockchain is moving from a retail to an institutional world, with increasing implementations from central banks or organisations. Financial institutions like HSBC, Morgan Stanley and Standard Chartered have implemented blockchain technology in their operations and included digital assets as their financial products. This course will help professionals to learn real-world applications of blockchain and digital assets.

Curriculum 📄

  • Asset Tokenisation
  • Securitisation
  • Custodian Services
  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Insurance

Associated Skills 📈

  • Applications of Blockchain and Digital Assets, Tokenization, Cross-border transactions, Blockchain Projects

Chapter 5

Infrastructure and New Paradigm Applications

Blockchain technology is enabling new business models and disrupting traditional finance industries. Almost half of the top 100 public companies are using blockchain amid growing institutional adoption. This course will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the new paradigm applications in blockchain.

Curriculum 📄

  • New Business Models
  • Trade and Supply Chain
  • ESG and Sustainability
  • Government and Public Sector
  • Healthcare and Humanitarian

Associated Skills 📈

  • Strategies for adopting blockchain in operations, Facilitation of ESG and Sustainability in Blockchain,
    Blockchain in Healthcare Transformation

Chapter 6

Governance, Due Diligence and Risk

With blockchain and digital assets redefining finance as we know it, this chapter explores the governance and risk management for professionals and institutions. You will have an opportunity to go through the compliance, regulation and risk associated with blockchain applications. You will also discover how corporations adopt blockchain systems and how to deal with project failures with right mindsets.

Curriculum 📄

  • Compliance, Regulation and Risk
  • Cybersecurity and Exploits
  • Corporate Governance and Support
  • Project Failures: Why and What we have learnt?
  • Mindset, Education and Authenticating Information

Associated Skills 📈

  • Governance, Compliance Mitigates Financial Services Cybersecurity, Growth Mindset, Blockchain Education

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 Gain knowledgeable insights and accelerate your learning journey with the industry experts from diverse backgrounds.

Earn an industry-accredited certificate

Receive an Executive Certificate in Blockchain 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.

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Pricing includes:

  • 6 courses and 15 hours of self-paced content
  • 1 year of monthly live sessions
  • 30+ video interviews from industry leaders
  • 52 project case studies per year
  • Lifetime access to global community
  • Database of 200+ blockchain projects analysed
  • Taxonomy of blockchain projects and Digital Assets
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Mode of payment.
We accept all major credit cards and debit cards.

Subsidies.
Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents physically based in Singapore from eligible financial institutions and fintech firms are eligible for training grants. Click here to go to Singapore Management University’s website and access subsidy.
https://academy.smu.edu.sg/blockchain-and-digital-assets-financial-services-9106

Get reimbursed by your employer. 
Speak to your manager about the course, and get a reimbursement by your employer. Here is how you can do it (with a template provided). 

Installments.
You can choose to pay the full amount, or you can opt for a 3-part payment plan option. The 3-part payment option requires one payment upfront, followed by second and third during your course. Contact our team at learning@cfte.education for more information.

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FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers about our certificate programme

Anyone who wants to have a solid understanding of blockchain and digital assets should take this specialisation. Either to lead projects, a team or innovation applicable the world of blockchain.

At CFTE, we pride ourselves in offering courses for professionals, by professionals and offering a global view – this is how we compare with the market. This is done through videos, readings, and insights from CEOs to make the learning experience accessible. You will be able to take the course fully online and at your own pace, so you can be in charge of your proper upskilling. At CFTE, we believe there is an urgent need for all to learn the right skills for a world of digital finance, and we support all initiatives that are supporting the same goal.

We break our programmes into two types: short courses and specialisations. Our specialisations are a bundle of all of our short courses relating to an overarching topic. Specialisations allow learners to get a comprehensive and well-rounded understanding of a given topic in its many areas. If you have previous experience on this specialisation’s subject or you are interested in learning more about a specific area of it, you can enrol in the individual course that covers your area of interest, instead of taking the whole specialisation. Feel free to chat with us if you’d like some advise on which one would suit you best!

There are no strict prerequisites for taking the course. The Blockchain and Digital Assets for Financial Services Programme aims to provide anyone interested in finance (in its wider definition) with a general overview of the trends in blockchain and digital assets, with the right balance between content that is easily accessible but that also provides insightful knowledge.

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from enrolment. This duration is set to ensure you can pace yourself for the best learning outcome. Though not a common request, you can talk to us if you need an extension of the access after the 6 months are up.

Yes, you will receive a digital certificate upon successful completion of the course. This certificate is digital so it can be shared at any time and embedded into your online professional profile.

  • Mode of paymentWe accept all major credit cards and debit cards.
  • Installments You can choose to pay the full amount, or you can opt for a 3-part payment plan option. The 3-part payment option requires one payment upfront, followed by second and third during your course. Contact our team at learning@cfte.education for more information.
  • Get reimbursed by your employer. Speak to your employer and get funded for your learning! Here’s how we can help.

If you decide within one week after enrolling in the course (or 5% of completion) that it’s not the right fit for you, we will issue a full refund.

A programme co-designed by UK and Singapore institutions

Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship

CFTE is a global learning & innovation platform for the financial services industry. Started in 2017, developed 6 specialisations and created the on-demand learning platform THINK that reached 100,000 learners in 100+ countries. CFTE’s 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.

SMU Academy

The SMU Academy is the continuing education arm of Singapore Management University. SMU Academy provides professionals and working adults with the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and skills through a range of part-time education programmes. SMU Academy’s mission is to empower Singapore’s workforce with the competencies and career resilience required for this era of disruption.

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