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Course Introduction

Course overview and objectives

Welcome to Decentralised Finance: Blockchain, Ethereum, and The Future of Banking. This online course is brought to you by the RMIT University Blockchain Innovation Hub. During this course, you will be guided by the experts from the Blockchain Innovation Hub as we explore the exciting world of DeFi.

In this video, Hub founders Associate Professer Chris Berg and Professor Jason Potts explain what you’ll learn in this course.

Course outcomes

By completing this course, you should better be able to:

  • Understand the key elements of DeFi
  • Explain the risks associated with DeFi
  • Perform key DeFi interactions
  • Navigate major DeFi platforms safely


Please note you can refer to the Course Glossary at any time throughout the course.

Get involved

Getting the most out of your online learning experience with RMIT begins by getting involved.

Our courses are designed for adult learners from around the globe who, like you, have diverse work, life and study experiences. As such this course is available on your schedule, and designed for you to learn through the content presented, and with other learners in the comments feed.

There will be no ongoing facilitation from your educators, so we encourage you to support and assist each other with any questions. One of the key ways to optimise your learning is to participate in the tasks set by your educators and engage in topic-related conversations with other learners.

Learning through conversation

In this course, you’re invited to comment on topics, discuss issues and ask and/or answer questions.

Some of the ways you can do this include:

  • adding a post to start or continue a conversation by building on what others are saying
  • using reply to ask a question or make a comment that indicates you’re interested in what someone else has said and encourages them (or others) to expand on their ideas
  • making a comment that links, compares or contrasts different themes in the conversation
  • disagreeing with a comment in a curious, constructive and compassionate manner using like to indicate which comments most resonate with you.
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