Become a Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets Specialist

Prepare for the future of finance, lead about cryptocurrencies and blockchain through a practical lens, understand how to critically analyze digital assets, and equip yourself with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the fast-paced world of decentralized finance.
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Specialization Overview


Online learning

Learn at Your Own Pace

With videos, exercises, and quizzes

 Unlimited Access

To our library of content


Total courses

10-12 Hours

Average completion time

Receive a Certificate

To verify your new skills

Your path to a Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets Specialization

A comprehensive catalog of five courses delivering real-world skills for the future of decentralized finance.

4 Required Courses

Learn from industry experts at your own pace.

Introduction to Cryptocurrency
Level 1
2 hours
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Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Bitcoin Explained
Level 2
3 hours
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Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Understanding Ethereum
Level 2
2 hours
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Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Altcoins, Stablecoins, CBDCs and NFTs
Level 2
3 hours
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Practice Labs

Mint Your Own NFT
Level 1
1 hours
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Get Specialized

Specializations allow narrow and deep focus on a targeted subject area, with particular attention to specific analysis techniques and actionable skills.

They are designed to deepen your industry acumen and to prepare you for faster professional growth within the sector.

Skill Categories and Learning Objectives

Purpose of Cryptocurrencies

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    Find out how cryptocurrencies came to be

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    Examine whether digital currency is money

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    Identify the different types of digital assets

Technical understanding of Digital Assets

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    Understanding blockchains, digital cryptography, and hash functions

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    Use of smart contracts and decentralized applications

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    Explain the differences between cryptocurrencies

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    How to create digital assets

Cryptocurrency Analysis

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    Critically analyze the investment case for cryptocurrencies

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    Learn to recognize scams and other potential fraud in digital assets

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    Determine the benefits and limitations of investing in leading digital currencies

Taught by Industry Experts

Andrew Loo
Andrew heads the Cryptocurrency and Digital Assets specialization program. Prior to joining CFI in 2019 and leading the charge in the DeFi space, Andrew retired in 2017 as Managing Director at Nomura Securities in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Nomura in 2011, he was the Head of Sales for Fixed Income, Commodity, and Currencies for UBS AG in Hong Kong.

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Explore Your Career Options

Whether you’re new to cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance or a seasoned professional, this specialization will deliver the necessary skills to prepare you for emerging roles in the DeFi space, including:

Crypto Fund Investment Manager

An Investment Manager is responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, executing crypto trades, and ultimately driving the fund’s investment strategy.

Crypto Fundraiser

Crypto Fundraisers are responsible for developing strategies that attract investments from VCs, family offices, private investors, and crypto funds.

DeFi Analyst

A DeFi Analyst provides actionable analytics and insights on various crypto ecosystems and DeFi protocols.

Tokenomics Specialist

A Tokenomics Specialist develops models to determine the viability of new crypto projects and assess undervalued cryptocurrencies.

Blockchain Product Manager

A Blockchain Product Manager is responsible for developing the product launch plans of new blockchain-based technologies and features.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will these courses help me advance my career?
Reviews from learners who have taken CFI courses and programs include numerous stories about how people have been able to advance their careers. There is a proven track record of CFI graduates marking successful transitions into the careers of their dreams and this is based largely on the resources that we make available to our learners upon enrolment. Our training is designed to be fully practical and simulates the experience of being trained on the job with real-world application of skills and knowledge learned. Additionally, we offer a wealth of information through our resources library. The unique blend of all these elements is what sets us apart from other eLearning platforms when it comes to giving you all the tools you need to drive your career forward in decentralized finance.
Who is this specialization for?
This specialization is recommended for current and aspiring professionals who are looking to improve their understanding of cryptocurrencies, the underlying Blockchain technology, and decentralized finance. Aspiring professionals in capital markets, investing, trading, and other finance disciplines can learn about cryptocurrency and decentralized finance topics to prepare for future career opportunities.
How much time do I have to complete the courses?
Take as much time as you need. You will have access to all courses and all future content updates in your subscription. You can review the video lessons as many times as you like and complete the courses at a pace that is most convenient for you. All of the required courses, resources, and assessments to obtain the certification will be provided, for as long as your subscription is active.
Can I download and edit the course material and templates?
Yes! You can download the resources included in your courses. All of the files needed in a course are available for download. Please note that while our study materials can be downloaded, the lecture videos are only available online due to copyright infringement issues.
How do I earn my certificates?
You need to complete all the video lessons, quizzes, and final assessments in each course to earn your course certificates. The certificate will then be available on your learner dashboard and also emailed to you as soon as you have completed all of the requirements.
What currency are your courses priced in?
All of our individual memberships are priced in USD. To learn more about pricing for corporate training solutions, visit CFI for Teams.
What payment methods do you accept?
As this is a recurring payment, we accept all major credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.
Are there any additional fees or costs?
None! Your all-access membership includes everything and there are no additional fees required to earn your digital certification.

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