Cryptocurrencies in Action: Understand the Fundamentals of Crypto

Discover the path into the future of Digital Assets and the link between Cryptocurrencies and sustainability

About the course

Learn everything you need to know about cryptocurrencies: what they are, how they work, as well as what some of the main misconceptions associated with them are.

We invited our expert, Sophia Shluger, to share her journey to becoming a leader in the field of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Apart from the essential fundamentals, you will also get a full SWOT analysis of crypto and learn what the rare certainties in crypto are (if there are any).

You will also have an opportunity to think about the future, where this blockchain highway is taking us and what possible consequences of that might be, including those on the climate and sustainability in Finance.

Difficulty: Foundations
Duration: 30mins

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With this online course, you will:

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Cryptocurrencies

DeFi

Sustainability

Blockchain

Startup

The expert you’ll be learning from

Sophia Shluger

Managing Director for Europe at Amber Group
Sophia Shluger is the Managing Director for Europe at Amber Group. She has experience as Vice President Equity Derivatives Trading at XP Investments and Investment Company Advisor at Guidepoint. She was also the Vice President, Private Debt within Corporate & Investment Banking at Santander US. She has also enriched her vast experience by working for such companies as American Express and Goldman Sachs. Sophia has a degree in Business Administration from the IESE Business School, as well as MBA Certificate in Corporate Strategy from HEC Paris.

Course Content

Welcome to our interview with Sophia Schluger, Managing Director of Amber Group in Europe. Sophia is an expert in the field of digital assets, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in this rapidly evolving space. In this interview, we will be exploring a range of topics related to digital assets, including their definition, classification, and the opportunities and challenges they present for wealth creation. We will also discuss the role of regulators in the digital asset world and the potential for traditional and digital assets to converge. We hope that this interview will provide valuable insights and inspiration for those interested in investing in digital assets.
In this chapter, we will be discussing the basics of digital assets and exploring the universe of assets that exists today. Sophia will define digital assets and describe the various types that are involved in Amber’s product offerings. We will also discuss the reasons behind the recent surge in popularity of digital assets and the main challenges to widespread adoption. Sophia will provide her perspective on the attitudes of institutions towards digital asset adoption and the potential for the traditional and digital asset worlds to converge. Finally, we will explore Sophia’s excitement for new digital asset classes and the role of regulators in the digital asset space.
In this chapter, we will be examining the wealth creation opportunities presented by digital assets. Sophia will describe the main mechanisms that Amber’s offerings provide for wealth creation and discuss the challenges that digital assets present in this regard. She will also offer advice for investors looking to invest in digital assets, highlighting the caution that should be exercised and the importance of diversification.
In this chapter, we will be exploring the role of regulators in the world of digital assets. We will discuss the challenges and opportunities that regulatory frameworks present for the adoption and growth of digital assets, and consider the ways in which regulators are working to balance the needs of investors
In conclusion, digital assets have become an increasingly important and prominent part of the financial world in recent years. With a wide range of asset classes and the potential for wealth creation, digital assets offer numerous opportunities for investors. However, it is important for investors to be aware of the risks and challenges associated with this asset class, and to conduct thorough research and due diligence before making any investment decisions. Through this interview with Sophia Schluger, we have gained valuable insights into the world of digital assets and the role they play in the financial industry. We hope that this discussion has provided you with a better understanding of digital assets and the opportunities and considerations they present for investors.

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