Corporate Finance Institute
Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Altcoins, Stablecoins, CBDCs and NFTs


Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Altcoins, Stablecoins, CBDCs and NFTs Overview

As the field of cryptocurrencies and decentralized finance continues to develop rapidly, this course looks to explain other critical digital assets in great detail with specific case studies and deep dives. We will explain not only how each of these assets looks to fulfill a specific need but also look at some of the shortcomings of each. Lastly, we will also examine what risks or red flags to look for when it comes to investing in these assets.

After taking this course, you will feel confident in knowing the differences between these digital assets, their pros, and cons, as well as how they fit within the DeFi space.

Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Altcoins, Stablecoins, CBDCs and NFTs Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify different types of digital assets and their usage.
  • Understand what altcoins are and how to analyze them fundamentally.
  • Describe what stablecoins are and what purpose they serve.
  • Examine what Central Bank Digital Coins are and their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Define what Non-Fungible Tokens are and their role in DeFi.
  • Spot what types of crypto scams to watch out for.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is aimed at learners who want to explore cryptocurrencies beyond the foundation of Bitcoin and Ethereum.

Recommended Prep Courses

These preparatory courses are optional, but we recommend you complete the stated prep course(s) or possess the equivalent knowledge prior to enrolling in this course:

  1. Introduction to Cryptocurrency
  2. Bitcoin Explained
  3. Understanding Ethereum

Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Altcoins, Stablecoins, CBDCs and NFTs


Level 2

Approx 3h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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This Course is Part of the Following Programs

Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

FinTech Industry Professional (FTIP™)

  • Skills Learned Financial Technology Fundamentals, Data Science and Machine Learning, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
  • Career Prep Data Science and Machine Learning, Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Software Developer

Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets Specialist

  • Skills Learned Purpose of Cryptocurrencies, Technical understanding of Digital Assets, Cryptocurrency Analysis
  • Career Prep Crypto Fundraiser, DeFi Analyst, Blockchain Product Manager, Tokenomics Specialist, Crypto Fund Investment Manager

What Our Members Say

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Amazing introduction to cryptocurrencies
Simple and straight forward.

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