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Decentralized Finance: The Future of Finance is a set of four courses taught by Campbell R. Harvey (Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research) that focus on decentralized finance (DeFi). In this first course, we begin by exploring the origins of DeFi and take a broad historical view from the earliest barter economies, such as the first peer-to-peer exchanges of bartering, to present day. The course also looks at historical examples of money having value even though it is not officially backed. We then focus on the key infrastructure components: blockchain, cryptocurrency, smart contracts, oracles, stablecoins and decentralized applications (or dApps). This includes discussion of the mechanics of the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains including cryptographic hashing. Next, we focus on the specific problems that DeFi is designed to solve: inefficiency (costly, slow, and insecure today), limited access (1.7 billion are unbanked), opacity (we need to trust regulators to monitor banks and the regulators have mixed records), centralized control (financial system is oligopolistic imposing higher fees than we would have in a competitive market) and lack of interoperability (it is difficult to move funds from one financial institution to another today). The course closes by exploring many of the myths about the crypto space....




I have fore-read about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, yet, this course was an excellent way to structure and review my knowledge. I am sure to join the next course of this specialization!



Great introduction into DeFi, the professor walks us through key definitions, a bit of history, potential applications and common misunderstandings about this space. Good launching pad to dive deeper


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創建者 Adriana C


Excelente curso, puedes comprender las bases de la criptomonoeda y la diferencia entre Bircoin y o¿los smartcontracts, además del DeFi.

創建者 Michael O


Very interesting, straightforward and instructive course. Only wish there would be a little more about protocols besides PoW and PoS.

創建者 Craig K


The course was very insightful and useful. The way the instructor explains the material makes the technical stuff easy to digest.

創建者 Ash T


The world is changing rapidly and a course like this should be taught by every college/university. Very relevant and informative!

創建者 Caroline G


Very good introduction. It eases you progressively to get a grasp with the terms and how the system works for the next chapters.

創建者 Tibor T


Very good course. Covering so many new concepts that I haven't been avare of at such details and with such interconnectivity.

創建者 Nikita K


This course is higly recommended for those taking their first step into the world of crypto, blockchain and DeFi.

創建者 Copy W


It's a very useful course. I think everyone will learn a lot in this course, thank you so much for the opportunity

創建者 Nicola P


Good pacing, wonderful content and easy to understand! Although a little too basic but overall a great foundation

創建者 Daniel B


Excelente Material. In clusive teniendo la barrera del idioma pude entender el lenguaje tecnico del instructor

創建者 Andrew A


Loved this first of four courses in the series! The teacher is engaging and makes things simple to understand.

創建者 miguel b


The course covers basics , but has the advantage of taking th whole system globally so better to understand

創建者 Fernando M


Outstanding information and great communication by the professor. Looking forward to the rest of the course.

創建者 Teo L F


It is very comprehensive and highly suitable for those who are new to DeFi and want to know more about it.

創建者 Fabrice R


This is a very good and simple to understand course that gives a basic knowledge of what DiFi is made of.

創建者 michelle c b


Was perfect!! I could understand everything in a very light way. He is a very good teacher. I recommend.

創建者 Susan O


The content richly presents the origins, reasoning, advantages and drawbacks of Decentralized Finance.

創建者 Javier R C


This is a very good introductory course where essential concepts for understanding DeFi are addressed.

創建者 Davender B


The course provides a thorough review of the fundamentals, making complex concepts easy to understand.

創建者 Jose A


Good introduction. Some concepts were tough for those with no background in the space, but that's ok.

創建者 Li C


This course is really helpful for my knowledge and understanding of DeFi, Blockchain, and Crypto.

創建者 Bojan P


Great intro course about DeFi.

Very interesting teacher, I like his entusiasm about the subject.

創建者 Alexia L


Great course for those looking into kickstarting their DeFi journey with qualitative content!

創建者 Margy A


If you want to become part of the evolution of this new technology this course is a MUST take.

創建者 trusan a


Thanks to this course, so much has happened, thank you very much to everyone who contributed.