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 On15 Apr 2019 (Mon) 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

SkillsFuture Series 

Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% of course fees for employees of SMEs who are Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents

Workfare Training Support Scheme ("WTS")
Up to 95% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 35 years and above (13 years and above for persons with disabilities) earning a monthly income of not more than S$2,000.

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via

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.

Full Fee: S$1,070 per pax (including GST)

Nett fee payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding for Individuals:

  • S$321 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
  • S$121 (including GST) for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above


Start Date(s)
Intake Information
intake 15 April 2018 (Completed)
INTAKE 215 April 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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