Duke University
Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Primitives
Duke University

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Primitives

This course is part of Decentralized Finance (DeFi): The Future of Finance Specialization

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Cam Harvey

Instructor: Cam Harvey

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6 hours (approximately)
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What you'll learn

  • Token design and NFTs

  • Mechanics of supply adjustment

  • Decentralized exchange

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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Flexible schedule
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There are 4 modules in this course

The first module explores some key primitives such as how Ethereum transactions occur including the differences between externally owned accounts and contract accounts. We then explore fungible and non-fungible (NFT) tokens and miner extractable value.

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3 videos1 reading1 quiz

The second module focuses on supply adjustment (minting and burning), the atomic nature of transactions in Ethereum, as well as incentives. The concept of a keeper in the Ethereum ecosystem is introduced.

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3 videos1 quiz

The third module introduces decentralized exchange and explores in considerable detail Automated Market Makers. The module also introduces the idea of collateralized loans as well as uncollateralized flash loans.

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5 videos1 quiz

The final module shows step-by-step how to set up a MetaMask wallet allowing the student to join the world of DeFi. The second part of the module conducts a deep dive into some of the key blockchain concepts such as digital signatures and consensus mechanisms (including Proof of Stake).

What's included

7 videos1 quiz

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4.8 (112 ratings)
Cam Harvey
Duke University
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