FINTECH & Blockchain Primer

MODULE Description

Module Code: CBC-FBP

Blended Learning Mode:

  1. E-Learning (Self-directed Learning) with Face-to-face Class (Facilitated Training) OR

  2. E-Learning (Self-directed Learning) with Online Class (Facilitated Training)

*Flipped classroom (Learners will attempt eLearning before attending the facilitated training)

Synopsis 概要:

Since 2014, Fintech has encompassed many technologies that propel various industries. One such technology is the blockchain technology. From concept formation and ideation of blockchain to the proliferation of blockchain applications (with cryptocurrency as one of the applications) and international standardization in the near future. There is a rising trend in the business use case of blockchain and growing interest to understand and know how blockchain and cryptocurrency works.

Fintech & Blockchain Primer (FBP) provides fundamental concepts of Fintech & Blockchain to the participants and practical knowledge of creating a blockchain wallet, exchange account, and performing a blockchain transaction. Participants will go through mini-lectures, group discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on activities during the course.

FBP has been running for 12 runs since Oct 2017 in Singapore, Hong Kong & Dubai. FBP is a module under the Certified Blockchain Consultant™ Programme.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Define the meaning of Fintech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)

  • Identify the types of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & DLT

  • Discuss about the pros & cons of different types of Blockchain

  • Describe the characteristics or features of Blockchain

  • Display ability to view Blockchain transactions using a blockchain explorer

  • Execute a Blockchain transaction on a Blockchain

  • Analyze the relationship between Fintech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency & DLT

  • Distinguish the difference between Smart Contract & Traditional Contract

  • Recommend a Fintech or Blockchain Business Model for an Industry.

  • Compare ICO, IEO, STO and IDO

MODULE Outline

Introduction to Fintech, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency (2 hours eLearning)


  • Brief History of Fintech & Blockchain

  • What is Fintech?

  • Fintech Evolution

  • Rise of Fintech

  • Characteristics of Fintech Business Models

  • Types of Fintech

  • Singapore's Fintech Ecosystem


  • What is Blockchain?

  • Illustrations of Blockchain

  • Blockchain Simplified

  • Features of Blockchain

  • Types of Blockchain

  • Why Blockchain?

  • Singapore's Blockchain Ecosystem


  • What is Cryptocurrency

  • Features of Cryptocurrency

  • Coin vs Token

  • Types of Token

  • Why Cryptocurrency?

Blockchain Applications & Use Cases (2 hours)

  • Blockchain Business Models & Strategy

  • Blockchain Mining

  • Blockchain Wallets & Explorers

  • Creating a Blockchain Wallet

  • Creating a transaction via Blockchain

  • Interacting with Smart Contract

  • Blockchain As A Service (BAAS)

  • Enterprise & Industry Use Cases (Financial Services, Healthcare, Retail, Logistics & Supply Chain, Real Estate, Wholesale Trade & Trade Finance)

  • Blockchain & China's Belt & Road Initiative (BRI/OBOR)

  • Case Study - OpenCerts

The Future of Fintech, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency (2 hours)

  • The 4th Industrial Revolution: Fintech 4.0, Industry 4.0, Blockchain 4.0

  • Decentralized Fintech (DeFintech) & Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

  • Blockchain Challenges & Limitations

  • Blockchain Standards & Regulations

  • Blockchain Trends: IEO, Stablecoins, STOs & IDO

  • Cryptoeconomics & Tokenomics

  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Adoption

  • Do you need a Blockchain?

Formative Assessment 评估 (1 hour)

Administrative Details

Next Online Class: 1 Aug 2020.

Duration: 2 hours eLearning + 5 hours Facilitated Classroom Training (10am - 4pm)

Minimum Class Size: 5 to commence class

Maximum Class Size: 20


  • No prior knowledge in Fintech, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency required.

  • Participants are encouraged to bring at least one of the following: Laptops, Tablets, Smart Phones with chargers.

Course Support:

  • For Online Module, Before & After Module: Email to

  • During Course: Adult Educator(s) are on-site to provide support

Financial Details

Course Fees

  • Individuals: USD $70 | SGD $100 per pax

  • IBS's Strategic & MOU Partners: 50% discount

  • Non-Profit Organisation/VWC/Government Agencies: 30% discount

  • Small Medium Enterprises: 10% discount

Funding Available

Refund Policy

100% refund of course fees will be processed if:

  • The course is cancelled by organiser

  • Participant withdraw more than 7 days before course date

  • For withdrawal less than 7 days before course date, valid reasons such as a) Medical, b) Last Minute Travel Plans and c) Compassionate Grounds with valid documentations are submitted to

  • Valid documents accepted are medical certificate of self or next-of-kin, travel itinerary or death certificate.

Assessment & Certification


  • There will be a formative assessment for this module.

  • Formative assessment is an ungraded assessment.


Participants will receive an electronically issued Certificate of Attainment (COA) on blockchain via GovTech's OpenCerts upon satisfying 75% of the attendance and completed end of course evaluation form