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Blockchain technology and FinTech. What do they have in common? Blockchain is part of FinTech. It forms the core of FinTech. Even though blockchain was originally designed for Bitcoin, nowadays many organizations have discovered its usage beyond just cryptocurrencies. Blockchain is being implemented in areas of shipping, logistics, insurance and finance.

What You'll Learn

  • How does FinTech application mesh with blockchain
  • What are the issues of a decentralized ledger system.
  • The underlying technology called blockchain
  • How does algorithms and cryptography work.
  • Why is bockchain safe.
  • Various blockchain platforms. What are they and how do they work?
  • Pros and cons of the major blockchain platforms.
  • Different kinds of FinTech applications (both traditional and emerging).
  • How does blockchain technology used in these applications.
  • Blockchain limitations. What are they and what solutions are in place.
  • Downside of blockchain technology in terms of privacy protection and criminal activities (e.g. ransomware)

Course Hours & Delivery

This is an online, self-paced, moderated course. Participants are required to complete all modules within 6-weeks, spending a minimum of 2-3 hours per week. Upon enrollment, you will be welcomed and guided by your moderator to complete the course.

Your Instructors

Siu Ming Yiu
Professor, University of Hong Kong

Siu Ming Yiu - Professor - University of Hong Kong

S.M. Yiu is a Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Yiu has received numerous teaching awards including the outstanding teaching award of HKU, best teacher award (twice) of the Faculty of Engineering, HKU, and the teaching excellence award of the Department (more than six times). He is good at presenting difficult concepts using simple and easy-to-understand approaches. He is also the director of the FinTech Research Laboratory of the department and an expert in cryptography and blockchain technology.

Amarjit Singh

Amarjit is a certified CBP (Certified Bitcoin Professional) from c4. With over 20-years of IT experience and having work with large MNCs like IBM and Citibank Group, it has given him tremendous exposure in the Finance and IT sector.  To date, Amarjit has trained close to 3000 professionals, business owners, government officials and university professors. Some of his customers are from Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), CIMB Bank, RHB Bank, MOLPay, Genting Group, UCSI University, UIA, Grab, Fave and countless others. Amarjit sits on the Board of Director for IDACB (International Decentralized Association of Crpytocurrency and Blockchain). Amarjit is also one of Malaysia's first TEDx speakers in the areas of digital assets, smart contracts and blockchain technology.


Anyone can enroll in this course. No prior knowledge of Finance or blockchain is required.


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Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Blockchain Academy. To receive a University of Hong Kong signed certificate, you will need to upgrade to the verified path. You may use these certificates to apply for a promotion or salary raise in your company. You may also display the certs in your LinkedIn profile.

Quick Glance

  • Online, Self-paced
  • Moderator: Yes
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Language: English
  • Effort : 2-3 hours p/week
  • Videos: Yes
  • Certificate: Yes
  • Fee: $50

Blockchain Academy Plt. is in partnership with University of Hong Kong via edX. When you enroll into this course, you will be guided by our moderator who will help you complete the course. If you decide to upgrade (optional), the academy may receive a commission from the university.