DeFi Tools and Applications

NFTs, Regulations, Developer Tools and more Disruptive Innovations

About the course

In the last years we have started to see the true potential of DeFi and the solutions and products it brings us. This course will explore very interesting topics such as the concept of “Democratisation” of financial services, the role of regulators and the difficulties companies face when developing DeFi solutions. Not only that, this course will also help you understand some real applications of these innovative products, like NFTs!

DeFi, or decentralised finance, is a bucket term which encompasses several ideas, technologies and products. After taking this course you will definitely have a clearer understanding of this movement, and you will also be able to see where the future of finance is going.

Leading you into the world of DeFi and its future developments will be Baptiste Cota, former Equity researcher at Goldman Sachs, Co-Founder of LeadBlock Partners, a European venture capital fund capturing opportunities in the fast growing Blockchain & Digital Assets ecosystem.

Now, let’s jump into it!

Difficulty: Foundations
Duration: 57mins

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With this online course, you will:




Digital assets


Developer tools

The expert you’ll be learning from

Baptiste Cota

Founding Partner at LeadBlock Partners, Blockchain VC

Upon completing his Master’s Degree in Finance & Management, Baptiste quickly found his place in the departments of Equity Research at Goldman Sachs where he built a successful career. However, over the years Baptiste shifted his interest towards the world of startups and entrepreneurship, and in 2019 he co-founded LeadBlock Partners, a Blockchain Venture Capital Fund.

LeadBlock Partners is a European venture capital fund capturing opportunities in the fast growing Blockchain & Digital Assets ecosystem. Although Blockchain adoption was initially driven by consumers and start-ups built for them, the organisation believes that adoption by corporates and institutions is now the largest growth driver in the space. Blockchain technology is transforming how industries leverage data and transact across sectors. LeadBlock Partners’ portfolio includes: Bitpanda, Tesseract, Spring Labs, BlockFi and Yuga Labs.

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