In conjunction with NTUC LearningHub

Note: As the blockchain and crypto scene moves fast and is constantly evolving (DeFi hype anyone?), do note that there will be updates and slight changes to the actual course conducted to bring you the latest in blockchain

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of blockchain technology and its key utility and benefits
  • Learn about the real-world utility value of blockchain technology and its potential in growing and evolving the financial industry, specifically for capital markets
  • Explore blockchain technology opportunities and business scenarios for capital markets through interactive role-playing activities


No credit or certification prerequisites required to take this course.

Course Overview

Capital market ecosystems are undeniably complex, with transactions involving multiple parties coupled with complex processes. To improve efficiency, financial institutions have been exploring on ways for growth and innovation.

The potential efficiencies of blockchain technology to improve capital market processes are clear, with its distributed nature enabling an immutable and irreversible way of storing data coupled by processes such as smart contract technology.

What role can blockchain technology play to help improve current capital market ecosystems and what are the challenges and limitations? We explore further in this course.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for:

  • Finance Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Aspiring PMEs
  • Anyone who is keen to explore more about blockchain technology and its opportunities for capital markets

Course Duration

1 Day / 8 Hours (including 1 hr of assessment)

Course Outline

What is Blockchain Technology

  • Clearing common misconceptions: Blockchain = Bitcoin = Cryptocurrency?
  • Introduction to blockchain technology and its use cases
  • Introduction to cryptocurrencies and its use cases

 Current landscape for capital markets

  • Key components of capital markets
  • Limitations and inefficiency 

Why blockchain technology

  • How the features of blockchain technology can improve the current system
    • Distributed ledger technology
    • Smart contract
  • Ways capital markets could benefit from utilising blockchain technology
    • Improving efficiency across pre, during, post trade processes 
    • Streamlining processes: settlement time, transferring data
    • Risk reduction and management
    • Cost efficiency
  • Do you need blockchain? Reach and limitations of blockchain applications

Exploring blockchain technology use cases for capital markets

  • Case studies sharing: What are the banks and industry players doing?
  • Why the time is ripe for more institutions to jump in

Disrupt or be disrupted

  • The future for capital markets: where to start?
  • Trends and predictions
  • Hurdles to adoption
  • Next steps

 *Class activity

  • To encourage active learning, the 1 day course will include class activities such as small group discussions and presentations

Mode of Assessment

  •  Written Assessment

Blockchain Certification Obtained and Conferred by

You will be awarded a certificate which will be stored and verified on blockchain – NTUC LearningHub Certificate of Completion for Blockchain for Capital Markets

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English
Trainer: Trainee Ratio is 1: 30

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