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Decentralized Finance: The Future of Finance is a set of four courses taught by Campbell R. Harvey (Professor of Finance at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research) that focus on decentralized finance (DeFi). In this first course, we begin by exploring the origins of DeFi and take a broad historical view from the earliest barter economies, such as the first peer-to-peer exchanges of bartering, to present day. The course also looks at historical examples of money having value even though it is not officially backed. We then focus on the key infrastructure components: blockchain, cryptocurrency, smart contracts, oracles, stablecoins and decentralized applications (or dApps). This includes discussion of the mechanics of the Ethereum and Bitcoin blockchains including cryptographic hashing. Next, we focus on the specific problems that DeFi is designed to solve: inefficiency (costly, slow, and insecure today), limited access (1.7 billion are unbanked), opacity (we need to trust regulators to monitor banks and the regulators have mixed records), centralized control (financial system is oligopolistic imposing higher fees than we would have in a competitive market) and lack of interoperability (it is difficult to move funds from one financial institution to another today). The course closes by exploring many of the myths about the crypto space....




I have fore-read about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies, yet, this course was an excellent way to structure and review my knowledge. I am sure to join the next course of this specialization!



Great introduction into DeFi, the professor walks us through key definitions, a bit of history, potential applications and common misunderstandings about this space. Good launching pad to dive deeper


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創建者 Marc J L


Love it and the lecturer is really good too.

創建者 soumya c


G​ood overview and well researched content.

創建者 Pema W


Very much simple and easy to understand

創建者 Sameer M


very insightful and very informative.

創建者 Nirupam





I didn't realize this is 4 course class! Therefore for a while i thought the professor didn't go into any details of a lot concept. i honestly didn't feel like I learnd anything i didn't already know. He focused a lot on the very obvious kinda of theory and touched superficially on the concepts of a lot technology. However i found it much better when I watch in 2x speed.

創建者 Abhinav S


The concepts are mostly read from the slides and haven't been explained well. You tube has better explained content available free of cost

創建者 Sudarsan M


THe course could have had more examples from say insurance to explain the concept better

創建者 Olga F


too many definitions at once without going into details

創建者 Rahil L


Very good to gain bascis of how the block chain works.

創建者 Daniel A M


G​ood but basic introduction to DEFI

創建者 Joseph P


its k

創建者 Sapan S


Very poor quality course. The lecturer doesnt know hsi subject and was expremely poor. Didnt expect this from a Duke prof.