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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 Chris S


Excellent intro to the whole course. I am curious to learn more in depth in the next courses.

創建者 Willy A


Very complete view of what decentralized finances are, excited to continue learning about it.

創建者 SI Q


It refresh my view to the world. I hope I can be one of the attendee to create the new world.

創建者 Michael D S


Extremely well organized presentation. Written materials accompanying lectures very useful.

創建者 Mateo S


Gran profesor, explica todo de manera facil de entender y se nota su pasión por los temas

創建者 Monika S


I enjoyed all four course. Very clear explanation and a pleasure to listen to Cem Harvey.

創建者 chaitanya j


It was really engaging course. This course includes all the information related to DeFi.

創建者 Stevan P


Very insightful as an introductory to Decentralized Finance and its humble beginnings.

創建者 Francesco M


Amazing starting point to learn how many possibilities this sector has for the future.

創建者 Tiago S d S


Really great to understand the basic terms of DeFi. If you are new to it give it a try!

創建者 Ivan O


Great way of explaining with a good overview of this innovation space that Defi is!

創建者 Hendy A


Thanks Prof Harvey, in this initial course, you made me understand what the DeFi is

創建者 Preetish B


It provided me a great introduction of cryptos. Many misconceptions are clarified.

創建者 Ritika B


Great course to understand the basics. Very simply and efficient way of explaining

創建者 Ahmad A


I love you Professor ... you made my life many many many Thanks ... God bless you

創建者 T. W G


The instructure is tight, on point and has a solid take in his teaching style.

創建者 Robert R


Great course for anyone wanting to learn the fundamentals of Defi. Thank you!

創建者 Jeanne C


This was a wonderful and easy to digest overview of DeFi. Thank you so much!

創建者 Joe D


Material was very logical and clearly presented. Great introduction to DeFi!

創建者 Mark E


Great inturduction course.

It clearly lays down all the basic tirms of DeFi

創建者 Tim M


Extremely thorough and well organized series of courses. Highly recommend.

創建者 Tony N


This is perfect for the beginner who knows absolutely nothing about DeFi.

創建者 Markus L


Excellent professor and super exciting topic presented in a great way.

創建者 TextGuy;


very good summary of all the fundamental knowledge for the cryto tech.

創建者 kwame c


A very good intro inte world of DeFi, would 100% recommend this course