Fundamentals of DeFi & Primitives







Fundamentals of DeFi & Primitives

This 6-week course will introduce students to the world of digital primitives and their role in decentralized finance (DeFi). Through a combination of lectures, hands-on exercises, and real-world examples, students will learn about key DeFi protocols, smart contract development, token standards, decentralized exchanges, lending and borrowing, and more advanced topics in DeFi. By the end of the course, students will have a strong understanding of the current state of DeFi and its potential to revolutionize the financial industry.

Total Hours: 4

  • OnDemand Video: 3
  • Sefl Study Hours: 1
  • Live Workshop Hours: 0
  • Optional:
    • Live Student Orientation
    • Live Instructor-Led AMA (Ask-Me-Anything)

Learning Outcome:

  • Understand the basics of decentralized finance (DeFi) and its current state
  • Learn about digital primitives and their role in DeFi
  • Gain a solid understanding of key DeFi protocols and their uses
  • Learn how to create and interact with smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain
  • Understand the different token standards and their use cases in DeFi
  • Learn how to trade tokens on a decentralized exchange
  • Understand decentralized lending and borrowing protocols
  • Learn about more advanced DeFi protocols and use cases
  • Understand the current challenges and future developments in DeFi
  • Develop the ability to analyze and evaluate real-world DeFi projects



  • NFT Certificate of Course Completion 
  • Prepare to take the Web3 Certification Board (W3CB) Exam
    • This course covers:
      • 5% of the Blockchain Enterprise Advocate II Certification Badge
      • 10% of the Blockchain Financial Analyst II Certification Badge