Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Fundamentals 

In this course we walk thru the fundamentals of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)  The course covers important aspects around blockchain, cryptocurrency, use cases, features and more.  

We will walk thru demos of the top DeFi sites and will also cover how to get started on AAVE. 

A Free eBook, Crib Sheet and course materials are available as part of the course. 

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Course Description

Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Fundamentals


(Beginner) This course has been designed for anyone who would like to grasp how the world is changing to a decentralized world wide web and how Decentralized Finance (DeFi) is changing how the world invests, borrows funds, and creates capital.

DeFi is a growing sector of financial tools built on Ethereum. It lets people lend, borrow, trade, and bank digital assets.

DeFi is open to individuals and institutions everywhere, DeFi offers new ways to participate and earn in a decentralized financial ecosystem.

In the past year, DeFi has grown over to become a $80+ billion space with institutions, retail investors and funds taking part around the world.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the learners will be able to be acquainted with the following


  • Brief History and Introduction of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Issues that Decentralized Finance (DeFi) DeFi Solves
  • The infrastructure of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrency
  • Oracles, Stable Coins
  • Primitives Techniques that DeFi May Use
  • Fungible Tokens, Nonfungible Tokens
  • Decentralized Finance's Key Features (DeFi)
  • Lending, Derivatives, Tokenization
  • Risks associated with Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Smart-Contract Risk, Governance Risk, Oracle Risk, Scaling Risk, and Regulatory Risk
  • Salient Features of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Advantages of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Scopes of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

DeFi Course Lessons


  • Course Overview
  • Instructor Intro

Section 1 -  Decentralized Finance (DeFi) Fundamentals

  • Intro to Decentralized Finance (DeFI)
  • History of Decentralized Finance (DeFi)
  • Issues that Decentralized Finance (DeFI) Solve

Section 2 - Infrastructure of  Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

  • The Key Infrastructural Components of DeFi
  • What is Blockchain
  • What is Cryptocurrency
  • Smart Contract Platform
  • What are Oracles
  • What are Stable Coins
  • Demo - Top Five Decentralized Finance (DeFi)Platforms
  • Whiteboard - Infrastructure of a DeFi Platform

Section 3 - Blockchain Technology that DeFi uses

  • Transactional Processing
  • Token Types
  • Non - Fungible Tokens
  • Demo - Get Started on Aaave

Section 4 - Decentralized Finances Key Features and Risk

  • Key Features
  • Lending
  • Derivatives
  • Tokenization
  • Advantages
  • Scope
  • Key Risks
  • Summary
  • Review Questions
  • Additional Resources and Closeout

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to get started in learning Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

There are no pre- requirements

 This Course Includes


  • 31 lectures (Lecture, Demos, Whiteboards,Discussions)
  • 1.5 hours plus off on-demand video
  • 3 downloadable resources (eBook, CheatSheet, Course Presentation)
  • Accredible Certificate of Completion


Why you should take this course. 

✓  You want to ensure you understand what DeFi is really about.

✓ You want to understand how to get started in Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

✓You want to have an understanding of the technology involved in DeFi. 

✓ You need to get a baseline of the use cases, features, benefits and challenges with DeFi.

✓ Your an investor and need a more broad view of the DeFi technology.

✓ You want to understand what the top DeFi platforms are.


No Requirements.   

Course Content                          2 Hours and 22 Minutes


I have over 15 years experience with IT infrastructure & Software Development and this course presents an excellent overview of the enterprise Blockchain space. Though tailored for solution sales engineers its applicable to anyone. The only extra would have been to add more non-financial real world applications. For example the BC tool IBM has built with Walmart to track food supplies in the supply chain. Finally I look forward to the BlockChain book Joe is writing.

- Rehan Ali