Decentralised Finance: Blockchain, Ethereum, and The Future of Banking
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Learn the latest on decentralising areas of finance & blockchains like Ethereum
Decentralised Finance (DeFi) is changing the future of banking and finance.
With the use of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, like Ethereum, DeFi doesn’t have to rely on traditional financial institutions.
On this course, you’ll discover what decentralised finance is, how it differs from traditional finance, and how it can put you a step ahead for the future.
Explore blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies
The first blockchain was conceptualised in 2008, and since then cryptocurrencies have boomed in popularity. This course takes an in-depth look at Decentralised Finance (DeFi) platforms and protocols, cryptocurrencies, decentralised exchanges, cryptocurrency wallets and the range of applications in DeFi.
You’ll also learn about Ethereum wallets, applications that allow holders to interact with their Ethereum accounts.
Understand different applications of DeFi
From exchanges and derivatives to payments and insurance, you’ll find out how decentralising areas of finance could make for a faster and fairer world in the future.
You’ll also begin to understand how blockchain applies to these more specific areas.
Learn from crypto-economic experts
The course is led by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at RMIT University, known for applying leading-edge research that engages with business and technology. RMIT has been ranked as the #2 University globally for blockchain research by CoinDesk.
After completing the course, you’ll have a greater understanding of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and DeFi.
You’ll also know how these emerging technologies and policies are shaping the future of finance.
- Blockchain for finance
- Decentralised currencies
- Decentralised banking
- Emerging Fintech
- Blockchain policy
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the key terms and elements of DeFi
- Explain the risks associated with DeFi
- Explore key DeFi interactions
- Investigate the world of DeFi safely
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for those with an interest in finance, investment, technology, and economics. More specifically, it’s for those that are intrigued by blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, and what they mean for the future of finance.
RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub is the world’s first research centre on the social science of Blockchain.
We are an interdisciplinary team of researchers in economics, political-economy, organisational theory, law, sociology, politics and communications. We work on crypto-economics, business strategy and adaptation to blockchain technologies, mapping the blockchain economy, and identifying the public policy challenges that will hold back or accelerate this economic revolution.
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