DLT and Blockchain in Financial Services

Get a 360 degree overview of the mechanism behind blockchain and how DLT disrupts the financial industry



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Introduction to DLT and Blockchain Course

Blockchain technology is an essential component of the Decentralised Ledger Technologies (DLT) ecosystem. Understanding the functions of DLT and the logic of blockchain is an important step to thrive in the world of digital finance.

DLT and Blockchain is the second course of the Online Certification Blockchain and Digital Asset for Financial Services Programme – led by CFTE and Singapore Management University – will help you gain a comprehensive understanding of the Dentralised Ledger Technologies (DLT) ecosystem. 

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

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Course Tuition
£120 per course

3 hours

2 to 3 weeks

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

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Why Blockchain and Digital Assets? Why Now?

For the past 3 years, Blockchain and Digital Assets gained real traction in the industry, specifically in the institutional world. Some of the largest financial institutions (JP Morgan, DBS, HSBC, Societe Generale, Santander, UBS) are implementing real-world applications of blockchain in their business models.

To date, more than 200+ blockchain projects from institutions are launched globally.

If you’re looking to advance your career in financial services, learning about Blockchain and Digital Assets is crucial and represents an opportunity to lead and stay ahead of the curve. Why not start now?

Who should take this certificate?

  • Executive & Senior Leaders 
  • Strategic and business consultants 
  • Support functions officers
  • Operations & IT officers

Course participants will:

Online Course Description

In this module, you will learn about centralised and distributed ledger technologies. Additionally, you will explore the potential benefits and limitations of centralised and decentralised ledger technologies, and the challenges in implementing and scaling them.

In this module, you will learn about the mechanism of blockchain and different types of blockchain networks, including public, private, hybrid and consortium blockchains, and the various applications of blockchain technology in industries such as finance, healthcare, and supply chain management.

In this module, you will learn about system tokenomics, which refers to the economic system of a blockchain network. You will also explore the different types of tokens used in blockchain networks, including cryptocurrencies, utility tokens, security tokens, and stablecoins.

In this module, you will learn about smart contracts. Additionally, you will explore the various applications of smart contracts, such as in supply chain management, and the potential benefits and limitations of using smart contracts. Furthermore, you will learn about the potential security risks and vulnerabilities associated with smart contracts and how to mitigate them through best practices.

In this module, you will learn about digital identities, credentials and privacy in the context of blockchain technology. You will also learn about privacy-preserving techniques such as zero-knowledge proofs and homomorphic encryption. Furthermore, you will gain an understanding of the role, advantages and limitations of digital identities, credentials, and privacy.

Industry Experts you will be learning from

Senior Lecturer

Rhian Lewis

Author of Kogan Page

Rhian Lewis is a consultant software engineer and former digital journalist at The Times. She is a regular international conference speaker and panellist on the topics of blockchain and cryptocurrency. She is also the author of The Cryptocurrency Revolution and the co-founder of the cryptocurrency portfolio tracker. She spoke at events including FinTech Japan in Tokyo, Heisenbug in Moscow, Agile Testing Days in Potsdam, Blockchain Live in London, Test Automation Days in Utrecht, and many more.

Contributing Experts

Professor Lisa Short is recognised as one of the top thought leaders and influencers in the world to follow for her work in digital tech, blockchain, crypto assets and EdTech.

Professor Lisa Short is recognised as one of the top thought leaders and influencers in the world to follow for her work in digital tech, blockchain, crypto assets and EdTech.

Professor Lisa Short is recognised as one of the top thought leaders and influencers in the world to follow for her work in digital tech, blockchain, crypto assets and EdTech.

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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 course 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.

We accept all major credit cards and debit cards. 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. Chat with us to find out more!

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