FINTECH & Blockchain Primer

MODULE Description

Module Code: CBC-FB

Credit Value: 1

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 provides fundamental concepts of Fintech & Blockchain to the Learners and practical knowledge of creating a blockchain wallet, exchange account, and performing a blockchain transaction. Learners 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. This is a learning unit 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

  • Reasons for the Rise of Fintech

  • Characteristics of Fintech Business Models

  • Singapore's Fintech Ecosystem


  • What is Blockchain?

  • Blockchain Evolution

  • 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?

  • eLearning Assessment

Selected Topics for CBC Main Track

Blockchain Business Models & Strategy (Mining, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency)

  • Obtaining your 1st Cryptocurrency

Blockchain Applications & Use Cases

  • Types of Ledgers

  • Blockchain Wallets & Explorers

  • Creating a Blockchain Wallet

  • Creating a transaction via Blockchain

  • Blockchain As A Service (BAAS)

  • Types of Cryptocurrency Exchanges

  • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Exchanges

  • Introduction to Smart Contract

  • 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

  • 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

  • Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Investment Caution

  • Do you need a Blockchain?

Administrative Details

Duration: 2 hours eLearning + CBC Main Track Day 1 (10am to 6pm)

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 Completion (COC) on blockchain via GovTech's OpenCerts upon completing the eLearning session and completed end of eLearning evaluation form.