Fundamentals of Digital Assets

Learn all the essentials of Digital Assets and gain a 360 degree of DeFi ecosystem



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Introduction to Fundamentals of Digital Assets Course

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. 

Fundamentals of Digital Assets is the third 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 digital assets and its future trends. 

You will have an opportunity to go through different types of digital assets and how they function and transform the traditional financial sector. This course covers the technology concepts including CeFi, DeFi, CeDeFi, ReFi and all the essentials of the digital assets. By the end of the course, you will be able to analyse the digital assets from a more digitally-savvy point of view. 

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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:

Industry Experts you will be learning from

Senior Lecturer

Elizaveta Palaznik

Crypto-Assets Business Consultant at Independent services

Elizaveta Palaznik, an accomplished professional with a Master’s degree in Applied Economics, has made noteworthy contributions to private and public organizations, such as Ernst and Young and the United Nations. Her work in financial services and data analysis has been widely acknowledged. Elizaveta is an independent consultant and respected leader in the rapidly-evolving field of European Markets in Crypto-Assets regulation. Her extensive knowledge and experience have earned her a reputation as a leading expert in the field, with her weekly articles read by hundreds of professionals seeking guidance in this area of financial services regulation.

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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