Introduction to Digital Assets & Cryptocurrencies

Programme Code: CRS-N-0045291


  • Learn the fundamentals of the future Token Economy and peer to peer/private ways of doing business.
  • Understand the basics of blockchain technology and decentralisation.
  • Learn the differences between cryptocurrencies, digital assets and tokens.
  • Develop a framework for assessment of such tokens.
  • Explore how to access such assets via centralised and decentralised exchanges.
  • Understand opportunities as well risks of this new asset class and the maturity of current market structure as well as existing adoption in the financial services industry and beyond.
Next Course Starts On23 Jul 2019 (Tue) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD1070.00* (as low as SGD121.00* after maximum funding) Learn more

1 day



Who Should Attend

Professionals in and outside of the financial services industry interested in understanding risks and opportunities in the field of digital assets and cryptocurrencies.


An assessment will be conducted at the end of the course.

Fees and Funding

SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW 40 years old / PERMANENT RESIDENTSIndividual or Non-SME Sponsored$321*
Sponsored by SME1$121*
SINGAPORE CITIZENSAged 40 and above2$121*
Aged 35 and above, and earn <=$2,000 per month3$71*
OTHERS $1070*

* includes 7% GST

** Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credit to offset respective course fees
Up to 90% course fee funding for employees of SMEs under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% course fee funding under SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 95% course fee funding under Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")

Funding Incentives

1. SkillsFuture Series

Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents are eligible for 70% course fee funding (excluding GST) for successful enrolment into approved courses under the Programme. This funding is applicable to both individual and company sponsored participants.

Singapore Citizens aged 40 and above will enjoy 90% course fee funding (excluding GST).

2. SkillsFuture Credit**

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits (up to S$500) to pay for the course fees. The credits may be used on top of existing course fee funding.

This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. Applications via must be made within 60 days before course commencement. Please click here for the user guide on how to submit your claim.

3. Absentee Payroll

Companies who sponsor their employees for the course may apply for Absentee Payroll via the SkillsConnect system. For more information, please visit SkillsConnect.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information
intake 15 April 2018 (Completed)
INTAKE 223 July 2019 (Open for Registration)

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Speaker/Trainer Bio

Daniel Liebau
Founder, Lightbulb Capital 

An Affiliate Faculty member of the SMU Academy, Daniel (Dan) is the Founder of Lightbulb Capital, the leading research and advisory firm with focus on Innovation in Finance. He is also a visiting professor at IE business school teaching "FinTech business models & valuation" in its top ranked Master in Finance program. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at seminars on Blockchain and Innovation in Financial Services.

Before starting the firm in 2014 in Hong Kong, Dan was Chief Operating Officer (COO) and an Executive Director of HSBC Securities (Singapore) Pte Limited. He was previously also the IT Head of HSBC's Investment Bank in Singapore and Japan. Dan has over 19 years of Investment Banking Technology experience at UBS in both Germany and the UK, Barclays Capital in both Singapore and Tokyo, as well as Close Brothers in Frankfurt, his hometown.

Most recently Dan was accepted as a PhD student within the Finance department of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University where he researches Blockchain and it's effects on Finance. Previously he graduated with a Master of Science in Innovation from Singapore Management University and holds a Master in Finance from IE business school.


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