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Decentralized Finance (DeFi): The Future of Finance Specialization
Duke University

Decentralized Finance (DeFi): The Future of Finance Specialization

Learn more about decentralized finance.. Understand the infrastructure of decentralized finance and assess opportunities in this space as well as screen out ideas that are likely to fail.

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Cam Harvey

Instructor: Cam Harvey

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  • Learners will have a much deeper understanding of both the infrastructure of decentralized finance and the leading applications.

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Specialization - 4 course series

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Infrastructure

Course 16 hours4.8 (1,331 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Articulate the history and origins of decentralized finance

  • Define the key components of decentralized finance's infrastructure

  • Explain which problems decentralized finance is designed to solve and how

  • Identify myths or common misconceptions about decentralized finance

Skills you'll gain

Category: Smart Contract
Category: Cryptography
Category: governance
Category: Decentralized Protocols
Category: Blockchain Mechanics

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Primitives

Course 26 hours4.9 (398 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Token design and NFTs

  • Mechanics of supply adjustment

  • Decentralized exchange

Skills you'll gain

Category: Address mechanics
Category: Bonding curves
Category: Consensus mechanisms
Category: Flash loans
Category: digital signature

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Deep Dive

Course 37 hours4.9 (258 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Mechanics of credit and lending protocols; Decentralized exchange implementations; Derivatives and tokenization protocols.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Constant function Automated Market Makers
Category: Proficiency with MakerDAO
Category: dYdX’s derivatives implementation
Category: Set Protocol’s tokenization method
Category: Mechanics of Compound and Aave

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Opportunities and Risks

Course 45 hours4.9 (258 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • A framework to evaluate DeFi risk; Environmental implications of cryptocurrency; and winners and losers in the future of finance.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Mechanics and risks of decentralized exchange
Category: Ethereum 2.0 approaches to scaling
Category: Assessing regulatory risk
Category: Understanding smart contract risk
Category: Different approaches to custody

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Cam Harvey
Duke University
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