Free MOOC: Introduction to Decentralized Finance

In 2013 the University of Nicosia (UNIC) wrote history by introducing the world’s first postgraduate degree and MOOC in Blockchain and Digital Currencies and became the first university to accept Bitcoin for tuition payments and issue its academic certificates on the blockchain. Ever since UNIC has been leading blockchain education and research on a global level, with its courses attended by more than 35,000 students from 90 countries.

In 2021 UNIC writes history again, by offering the first and most comprehensive MOOC on Decentralized Finance. The curriculum has been carefully developed over the course of years and in close collaboration with leading researchers and industry experts. The DFIN-YYY: Introduction to Decentralised Finance, is the most decisive and comprehensive guide for your journey in the DeFi world. Continuously updated, it covers every aspect of this new emerging ecosystem and its transformative potential.

DFIN-YYY: Introduction to Decentralized Finance is available for free to everyone in the world.

Top Reasons to Register

Having completed numerous online courses, free and otherwise, from top schools around the world including Thunderbird, Stanford, MIT, Edinburgh and others, I feel I am qualified to say that this course in terms of effect, design, breadth and depth is among the best on the world, and most definitely raised the bar in many regards, perhaps the most significant being the visionary boldness and innovative in taking on the challenge of high quality instruction in the emerging field of digital currencies. I am proud to say I was there when academic history was made.

Philip A. Dursey, Bitcoin evangelist, Stanford Trained Advanced Computer Security Professional, MIT Trained Big Data Specialist and former Family Office Executive with 10 years’ experience in Information Security, Wealth Management, Corporate Governance, M&A Cyber Due Diligence, Advanced Analytics, & Causal Realist Economics

The World’s First MOOC on Decentralised Finance

Taught by world-leading faculty and industry experts, the DFIN-YYY is the world’s first MOOC on Finance, is an addition to UNIC’s free courses in the field of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, attended by more than 35,000 students from over 90 countries. Introduction to Decentralised Finance offers a comprehensive overview of emerging topics in DeFi including but not limited to the DeFi infrastructure and Layer 1 protocols, the DeFi stack and “Money Legos”, Stablecoins, Decentralised Exchanges and Automated Market Makers, Decentralized Money Markets, Liquidity Mining, Yield Farming, Decentralised Insurance, Decentralised Derivatives, and Decentralised Autonomous Organisations

DFIN-YYY only requires a rudimentary understanding of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain, and no specialized knowledge in either computing, economics or finance. The courses are self-contained, with plenty of resources for you to go further in the topics, and you don’t need buy any books. Students that wish to hone their Blockchain/Cryptocurrency knowledge can also enrol for free in the DFIN-511: Introduction to Digital Currencies. Students who successfully complete the course can pursue further studies in the full MSc degree.

A UNIC Story – Tey El-Rjula

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Taught by

Antonis Polemitis
Antonis Polemitis
CEO, University of Nicosia
Prof. George Giaglis
Prof. George Giaglis
General Director, Institute for The Future, University of Nicosia
Dr. Klitos Christodoulou
Dr. Klitos Christodoulou
Research Manager, Faculty Member, University of Nicosia