• 1 week

  • 3-4 hours

  • Flexible learning

THIS COURSE IS FOR YOU IF YOU WANT TO:

  • Learn how to explain DeFi to your clients and colleagues

  • Understand what is the scope and purpose of DeFi

  • Become an enterprise DeFi expert

COURSE OVERVIEW

Blockchain is shaping the financial supply chain in unprecedented ways, and Decentralized Finance (DeFi) represents the tangible evidence. Yet, you must be wondering why you should care about something that appears still rather “esoteric”. The simple answer: feel free to be left behind.

WHAT YOU GET IN THE DEFI COURSE

DeFi enables parties to trade in a peer-to-peer (i.e., decentralized) fashion the traditional elements of the financial supply chain (e.g., deposits, loans, financial assets) by replacing traditional currency (e.g., dollars, euros) with stable-coins (i.e., cryptocurrency tokens pegged to that currency) and replacing the intermediary (i.e., the financial institution) with blockchain-based smart contracts that run autonomously on a permissionless blockchain protocol (Ethereum for the most part).

This course is ideal for blockchain enthusiasts who understand the immense potential of the blockchain-based financial supply chain but want to avoid the inherent threat presented by the high volatility and speculative nature of the cryptocurrencies traded on current exchange platforms. The DeFi construct is being developed to exactly remove this concern.

In this course, 101 Blockchains Research experts will share their latest findings on the DeFi foundational elements and display the current DeFi taxonomy that will help you identify the technical building blocks and stay ahead of the curve as a trusted enterprise blockchain professional. You will be able to develop solutions and applications after learning from the course the current DeFi use cases.

Course instructors will introduce you to DeFi tools and processes, explaining the main features and their disruptive innovative impact in the financial supply chain. The purpose of the course is not to turn you into skilled traders. Rather, the objective of 101 Blockchains is to provide you with all the most updated and structured information to improve your skills in helping an enterprise client understand the potential benefits- and current limits and caveats- of DeFi, in order to prepare for the future and start applying now the tools and products already tested and available. Failing to do so poses the serious threat of being an eternal follower in a highly rapid evolving market.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN


What we will cover to get you build your DeFi expertise:

  • How to explain DeFi to your clients and colleagues (and why should you do it)
  • What is the scope and purpose of DeFi 
  • How DeFi tools and products are already being used today
  • Building your career in DeFi without being necessarily a trader
  • Become an enterprise DeFi expert


This training course is for you because...

  • You want to grow your professional career in a new engaging market.
  • You believe your profile will be more appealing to potential new clients or hiring managers.
  • You feel that your technical background needs to be completed with more business-related skills that will allow you to engage with business decision makers and convince them you are able to resolve their problems.

COURSE CURRICULUM

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • A message from the instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Before you start...

    • Download Course Presentation

  • 2

    Module 1: What is DeFi?

    • What is DeFi?

  • 3

    Module 2: Why DeFi?

    • Why DeFi?

  • 4

    Module 3: The DeFi Ecosystem

    • The DeFi Ecosystem

  • 5

    Module 4: DeFi Use Cases

    • DeFi Use Cases

  • 6

    Module 5: DeFi Risks

    • DeFi Risks

  • 7

    Next Steps

    • Course Evaluation

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Bonus Material

    Exclusive, in-depth interviews with the world's top enterprise blockchain experts

  • Additional Lectures

    Enjoy unlimited access to complimentary lectures and more practical blockchain knowledge

  • Join Online Events

    Get exclusive access to our online events, such as live webinars with top industry influencers

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Good structure and easy to understand!

Markus Einert, Head of Business Support, Deutsche Telekom

"Very good training for basic Blockchain understanding + deeper insights in specific topics. I like this structure's setup and practical examples."

Certificate is essential to my growth efforts!

Bartholomeus van den Bergh, CEO, Meiermarken GmbH

"Insights from 101 Blockchains were quick and easy to understand from the very start. And the Enterprise Blockchain Professional course was a great way to give me an up-to-date good grounding in the basics of Blockchain. This certificate is essential to my growth efforts."

WHY LEARN BLOCKCHAIN WITH US?

  • TRUSTED

  • STRATEGIC

  • PRACTICAL

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

  • Consultants of financial services

  • Smart contract developers

  • Advisors and counselors of enterprise executives

  • Freelancers who want to diversify their competitive advantage

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE

Experience flexible online learning supported with structured modules.


DeFi Course FAQs

  • What is included in the Decentralized Finance training course (DeFi)?

    The DeFi course contains five different modules related to decentralized finance, spanning one week. The course includes three to four hours a week of training sessions with an opportunity for flexible learning (you can complete the course at a pace convenient to you, within the limit of one year). Learners have unlimited access to the online video lectures and could watch them as many times as they wish within one year. The course also provides bonus materials, such as interviews with leading enterprise blockchain experts worldwide.

  • How much time do I have to complete the DeFi courses?

    You can complete the courses at the pace that is convenient for you within our 1 year time limit. You also get unlimited access to the course online video lessons and you can rewatch them as many times as you want within the 1 year time frame.

  • Who should go for a Decentralized Finance training course?

    Any professional interested in learning about the use cases and decentralized finance applications can take up the 101 Blockchains DeFi course. Not limited to any specific roles, but the decentralized finance course targets the different categories of professionals such as Financial services consultants, Enterprise executive advisors, and counselors, Freelancers aiming to develop their competitive advantage in the blockchain job market, and lastly, Smart contracts developers.

  • Why should I choose Decentralized Finance training?

    Decentralized finance has tremendous potential for transforming the conventional elements in the financial supply chain, such as traditional currency and intermediaries. The Decentralized Finance training course in 101 Blockchains can help you learn about how crypto assets, new identity systems, smart contracts, and how financial business models could help overcome the inefficiencies noted prominently in conventional financial systems. Also, training in the area of decentralized finance can assist in finding feasible approaches for addressing inherent threats arising from the highly anticipatory and volatile nature of cryptocurrencies.

  • Will I interact with the team?

    Yes! Unlike other training courses, our team is available and happy to answer your questions. You will also get access to our learning forums where you can interact with other students.

  • How will the 101 Blockchains DeFi training course help me?

    The 101 Blockchains decentralized finance training course can help you understand the fundamental elements of decentralized finance, alongside the ability to communicate your understanding to clients and colleagues. The training course also serves as a tool to increase opportunities to grow your professional career in an emerging market. Expertise in decentralized finance can improve your appeal in the eyes of hiring managers and also award you with new potential clients. The 101 Blockchains DeFi training course also boosts your understanding of the implementation of DeFi tools and products in present times. Furthermore, the improvement of your enterprise's DeFi expertise through the course helps you gain business-specific skills.

  • Is there any prior requirement to enroll in the Decentralized Finance training course?

    No, there are no specific prerequisites for the DeFi course on 101 Blockchains. Nevertheless, candidates are advised to fulfill certain knowledge and skill requirements. First of all, candidates should have fluency in the basics of blockchain. The focus of candidates on the Ethereum blockchain is particularly favorable for proceeding with the DeFi training course on 101 Blockchains. Programming knowledge in languages such as JavaScript or Solidity could be highly beneficial for learners to participate in the DeFi training course.

  • What are the features of Decentralized Finance?

    Decentralized finance is a completely new monetary system developed on public blockchains. The important features of DeFi are Permissionless, Trustless, Programmable, Censorship resistance, Transparency, and Decentralization.

  • What is the significance of decentralized finance?

    The significance of decentralized finance is primarily evident in its role in transforming the conventional financial systems. The cost-efficiency of the technology enables flexible access to tools required for benefiting from DeFi. Almost 57% of the global population has internet access daily. Recent estimates by the World Bank indicate that almost two-thirds of unbanked citizens have ownership of a mobile device. At the same time, public blockchains and decentralized apps are also beginning to gain smartphone users' attention. Therefore, decentralized finance can be a significant tool in introducing banking to a large population share.

  • What are the advantages of decentralized finance?

    The notable advantages of decentralized finance include smart contracts with higher programmability that could ensure automated execution alongside the development of new digital assets or financial instruments. The interoperability implies that DeFi applications and protocols can be easily integrated and even complement each other. One of the important features, open and permissionless access, enables any user with an internet connection and crypto wallet to get the desired financial services. The users can also experience improved auditing and security by leveraging the tamper-proof data coordination functionality throughout the decentralized architecture of blockchains. The higher transparency in DeFi enables comprehensive data analysis alongside ensuring the availability of network activity to all users.

  • What are the challenges in decentralized finance?

    Decentralized finance also comes with a set of challenges like any other high-return financial product. Here are some of the notable mentions- the requirement for specialized knowledge for secure management of cryptocurrency tools, the responsibility of use in the management of their key, and following the multi-factor authentication process. You can also experience the requirement for users to have updated knowledge regarding changes in service terms across various wallets, crypto projects, and exchanges. Also, Decentralized finance users don’t have any benchmarks of historical data for review before implementing any investment decisions.

  • How would the Decentralized Finance training course help me in my career growth?

    Decentralized finance has a major impact on global finance. After cryptocurrency, decentralized apps may serve many critical benefits for financial institutions and systems all over the world. Therefore, businesses are quite eager to leverage the full potential of DeFi. As a result, the demand for skilled DeFi professionals can also deliver promising opportunities for you upon completing this DeFi course.

  • Is there any certification to validate my Decentralized Finance knowledge and expertise?

    No, there is no certification in the decentralized finance training course from 101 Blockchains.

  • How much could I earn with expertise in Decentralized Finance?

    Although there are no clear estimates on salaries for skills in DeFi, DevSkiller points out that the average annual salary of an Ethereum developer is around $127,500. Since Ethereum is one of the fundamental aspects of DeFi, you can expect salary estimates in similar ranges if you develop your decentralized finance expertise to a professional level.