The aim of this Advanced Course is to provide a comprehensive understanding of blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), from theoretical foundations to practical applications, with a particular focus on Metamask and cryptocurrency wallets used to interact with the Ethereum blockchain. The DLT in the Financial Sector course introduces the fundamental concepts of blockchain technology and delves into the economic incentives driving its adoption. It covers essential technological aspects and examines the practical applications of blockchain through smart contracts. Participants will gain exposure to prominent use cases of DLT and blockchain, including cryptocurrencies, financial applications within Decentralized Finance (DeFi), and decentralized applications (dApps) in a broader context.
The course also includes an exploration of real-world case studies and industry perspectives, while addressing ongoing and future trends in the DLT field and the associated policy considerations. This training week is tailored for participants who possess a foundational understanding of blockchain and are seeking to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge in this technology
Blockchain and DLT basics
Intro to Ethereum
DLT – A view from Practitioners
Intro to Decentralized Finance (DeFI) and examples of DeFI Applications
Using Protocols on the Ethereum Blockchain
Programming a Smart Contract on the Ethereum
Essential: A bachelor’s degree or higher in economics, finance, mathematics, engineering, or a similar discipline.
Essential: Introductory knowledge of Blockchain and/or DeFi, including through the participation to one of the EU -SDFA Foundational Training Weeks.