Decentralised Finance: Blockchain, Ethereum, and The Future of Banking

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  • Study type: Online
  • Starts: Anytime
  • Price: Free
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Course Description

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.

What topics will you cover?

  • Blockchain for finance
  • Decentralised currencies
  • Decentralised banking
  • Emerging Fintech
  • Blockchain policy

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

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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.

Who developed the course?

RMIT University

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is a global university, with over 80,000 students, specialising in technology, design and enterprise.

  • Established

    1887
  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 210Source: QS World University Rankings 2022

RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub

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.

  • Established

    2017
  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia