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It's been more than 10-years now since Blockchain technology made its debut through Bitcoin. Many large corporations, banks, insurance companies and Fintechs have begun infusing this technology in their service offerings.

What You'll Learn

  • How Fintech applications mesh with blockchain
  • What are some of the challenges with blockchain?
  • A run-up on the fundamentals of blockchain technology
  • How does algorithms and cryptography work?
  • Why is bockchain so safe?
  • Is it safer than a traditional stand-alone server environment?
  • Various blockchain platforms. What are they?
  • Pros and cons of the major blockchain platforms.
  • Different kinds of Fintech applications using BC (both traditional and emerging).
  • How is blockchain technology used in Fintech?
  • Blockchain limitations and solutions.

Course Hours & Delivery

This is an online, self-paced course developed by University of Hong Kong (HUK). Participants are required to complete all modules within 6-weeks (2-3 hours per week). Once  enrolled, you will be guided by our moderator who will further assist you to complete the course.


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.


Anyone can enroll in this course. No prior knowledge in finance, blockchain or Fintech is required.

Exam & Certification

Upon course completion, participants can opt to upgrade (Verified Path) to sit for the online exam (optional). Once you pass the exam, you will receive a University of BerkeleyX signed certificate. Don't hide your achievements! Display it in LinkedIn today.

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Sample certificate upon exam completion

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Quick Glance

  • Online Self-paced
  • Duration: 6-weeks
  • Language: English
  • Video Tutorials
  • Fee: $10
  • 741 Enrolled

Status: OPEN

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