Overview of Blockchain and Digital Assets for Financial Services

Get a 360 degree overview of how blockchain and digital assets are transforming the financial services



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Introduction to Blockchain and Digital Assets Course

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?

Introduction and Overview of Blockchain and Digital Asset is the first 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 dominating force of the blockchain and digital assets.

You will have an opportunity to go through the history, philosophy and mechanism of blockchain and digital assets and how they transformed the traditional financial sector. This course covers the technology transition from Web1, Web2 to Web3 and a global taxonomy of blockchain. By the end of the course, you will be able to analyse the blockchain ecosystem 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:

Online Course Description

In this module, you will learn about the history of money and the emergence of Bitcoin. You will gain an understanding of how money has evolved over time, from the use of barter to the creation of coins and banknotes. 

In this module, you will learn about the evolution and valorization of digital finance and assets. You will start by exploring the emergence of digital assets, including crypto assets, tokens, and digital securities, and how they have transformed the traditional finance industry. You will also learn about the various ways in which digital assets are valued, including market capitalization, network value, and tokenomics. 

In this module, you will learn about the evolution of the internet and the transition from Web1 to Web3. Next, you will delve into the concept and key principles of Web3, which refers to a new phase of the internet that is powered by decentralised technologies. Finally, you will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with Web3, including the need for new technical standards, the role of governance and regulation, and the potential for new business models and user experiences.

In this module, you will learn about the comparison between digital and traditional finance in HyFi. You will learn about the emergence of digital finance and delve into the concept of HyFi, which refers to the integration of digital and traditional finance, and how it can leverage the strengths of both systems to create new opportunities for investment, payment, and financial services. Additionally, You will also explore the various applications of HyFi, including stablecoins, digital securities, and decentralised exchanges.

In this module, you will gain a global outlook on the many blockchain and digital assets worldwide. Learn what is important with these projects, who lead them and how it takes the industry forward. 

Industry Experts you will be learning from

Senior Lecturer

Huy Nguyen Trieu

Co-founder and Programme Director at CFTE

Huy Nguyen Trieu is the Co-Founder of CFTE. He is also the CEO of The Disruptive Group, a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance, and Venture Partner at Mundi Ventures, an early-stage VC fund in Fintech and Insurtech. He believes that in a world led by technology, we shouldn’t forget the importance of people, which is why he co-founded CFTE to help people improve their skills and find opportunities. Prior to setting up CFTE, Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, and previously at Royal Bank of Scotland and Société Générale. Before banking, he was the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US. He is a frequent keynote speaker in Europe and Asia, likes to teach and share with students and entrepreneurs, and is regularly quoted in articles on innovation and finance. He writes the blog Disruptive Finance, is an Entrepreneurship Expert at Oxford Said Entrepreneurship Centre and a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College. He was also a member of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group for financial innovation and a founding member of the Asian SuperCharger, one of the largest Fintech accelerators in Asia. Huy is a graduate from MIT (US), École Polytechnique (France) and Ecole des Ponts et Chaussees (France).

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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£ 120

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£ 40

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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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