From the Duke University Master of Engineering in Financial Technology (FinTech)

Blockchain Applications Certificate

Apply blockchain technology to real-world business challenges as you learn from a top-10 ranked university in the United States.

Earn a powerful university-issued career credential in as little as three months.

Earn a Degree Scholarship After you complete the Blockchain Applications Certificate, you’ll be eligible to earn a scholarship that will cover 10% of the cost of Duke University’s Master of Engineering in FinTech if you apply and are accepted to the program. You’ll also be able to fast track your application for the master’s program. This program does not count as credit toward the full degree.

About this Certificate

Learn how to use blockchain to solve real-world financial market challenges.

What You Will Learn

  • How to explain the origin and workings of blockchain technology
  • The value of cryptocurrencies and alternative business purposes for blockchain technology
  • Applications of blockchain technology including its scope and limitations
  • The role of cryptography in blockchain technology
  • Practical uses for blockchain technology in in a range of business contexts

Skills you will gain

  • Secure software development
  • Machine learning
  • Blockchain technology
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Solution development
  • Blockchain applications
  • Cryptography
  • Financial technology deployment
  • Course Mode

    100% online courses

  • Course Fee

    Four payments of $750

    Or pay all at once and save 5%

  • Duration

    3-4 months

  • Intermediate Level

    Intermediate Level

  • Projects

    4 hands-on projects

  • Course Language


  • Course Benefits

    Earn a Degree Scholarship

    Receive a scholarship toward 10% of tuition and fast track your application process for Duke University’s Master of Engineering in FinTech. This program does not count as credit toward the full degree.

What is a Certificate?

Certificates are online programs broken into portions of Master’s programs and split into modules, so you can earn a high quality university-issued career credential at a breakthrough price in a flexible, interactive format. Benefit from a deeply engaging learning experience with real-world projects and live, expert instruction. If you are accepted to the full Master's program, you’ll be eligible to earn a scholarship that will cover 10% of tuition.

Graduation Cap

Master’s Degree Learning

Take an online module of a Master's degree program that features live expert instruction and feedback combined with interactive team-based learning.


Boost Your Career

Receive a university-issued certificate that you can add to your resume and LinkedIn profile.


Build Your Portfolio

Demonstrate your skills through real-world projects and create work samples that help you stand out in your job search.

Stacked File

Earn a Degree Scholarship

If you are accepted to the full Master’s program, you’ll be eligible to earn a scholarship that will cover 10% of tuition costs.

Inter-active Learning Experience

Learn on your own, and with your cohort.

Live Global Webinars

Live Global Webinars

Feedback from Instructors and Experts

Feedback from Instructors and Experts

Real-World Projects

Real-World Projects

3 Courses in this Online Certificate


  • Pre-recorded videos
  • Live sessions and office hours
  • Real-world projects
  • Peer collaboration
  • Web and mobile access

Please note: This program is actively being developed. Courses and projects are subject to change.

What is Blockchain?

Much of the use of blockchain is tied to the concept of “stores of value.” Thus it is important to understand the history and context of monetary instruments, fiat currency, and the innovation that blockchain brings as a store of value and a tool for a broad range of business applications. In this introductory course, you will learn how to explain the origin and workings of blockchain technology.

Start February 1, 2021
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Industry-relevant hands-on projects to build your portfolio

Create a Cryptocurrency Wallet


  • How to construct an individual "wallet" which will form the basis for facilitating a transaction on a commercial blockchain.

Develop a Token for a Blockchain


  • How to design a token that can be used for sharing, exchange, or transfer to a cryptocurrency wallet on the Ethereum platform.

Create Smart Contracts


  • How to create a "smart contract," an immutable record of a transaction that is available to all relevant parties and provides a historically accurate record.
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