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DeFi and the Future of Finance is a set of four courses that focus on decentralized finance. The second course is called DeFi Primitives. It is recommended that you take the first course, DeFi Infrastructure, before this course. In this course, we talk about transaction mechanics and introduce both fungible and non-fungible tokens – or NFTs. The course explores the important issue of custody (holding private keys). The course then explores supply adjustment which includes the minting and burning of tokens. The mechanics of bonding curves are introduced. The course then explores the role of direct as well as indirect incentives in the DeFi system. We then analyze swaps or decentralized exchange. We begin by contrasting DEX with centralized exchange (e.g., Coinbase or Binance). The course details the mechanics of Automated Market Makers and provides a number of detailed examples. There is a discussion of impermanent loss as well as (legal) front-running. We end the course by exploring both collateralized and flash loans....




Great content and explanation by Prof. Harvey! Love how he explain the terms using simple and understandable analogies that is applicable.



Course is very insightful. It broadens the scope of understanding the mechanisms involved from minute to complex transactions.


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創建者 tousina m


Course is very insightful. It broadens the scope of understanding the mechanisms involved from minute to complex transactions.

創建者 Earl J L


Well taught!! I Suggest this to people who wants to start and know more about DeFi nd Crypto.

創建者 Mike M


Excellent course! Highly recommended. I took this course as part of the four course specialization. Professor Harvey does an excellent job explaining many nuances to DeFi.

He uses a combination of powerpoint, visuals, analogies and case studies to make the content understandable. The professor teaches with clarity, and passion yet treats the subject fairly offering alternative points of view about the opportunities and risks of DeFi as compared to the current financial system.

I have been introduced to the cryptocurrency and DeFi space a little over 6 months ago. Since that time, I have "fallen down the rabbit hole" so to speak and cannot learn enough about it. These courses provide a strong foundation to explore further for personal investing, and or a career in the space.

Unlike the other courses I took on Coursera related to blockchain and cryptocurriencies (which were also pretty good), these courses felt much more up to date than the others. Being up to date in this space is essential because one year is like 10 years of another field in terms of innovation and how fast the landscape changes.

Specific to this course, it was helpful to learn the history and context of where the DeFi space had its origins and to understand where it is headed. I would recommend this course for those looking to get a better understanding of the key innovations that really caused DeFi to explode in 2020 and beyond.

創建者 Sahir H


The course has good mix of technical and finance content which is actually what I was looking out for. The instructor has explained the concepts really well with appropriate examples. This made easier to grasp some of the tricky concepts in DeFi. Overall it was interesting and enjoyable course, kept me hooked throughout.

創建者 Stephen M


This is an in-depth course on the mechanics of DeFi and its underlying protocols. This is a fantastic course that helps one understand the changing dynamics of the financial system architecture. I highly recommend the course and this entire specialization to the changemakers of tomorrow.

創建者 Murray S


Fantastic course. Professor Cam Harvey DeFi series on Coursera is essential learning for anyone wishing to know more about DeFi. Great range of topics and very useful examples. Best learning I have seen in this space.

創建者 Keith M


Amazing Class! I have learned so much and still have a lot more to learn but I am convinced we are looking at the next revolution. in 30 years people will be talking about this time like the internet in the 90s.

創建者 Mr K D K


Cam is fantastic communicator, he is a master of explaining conceptual elements, but he has a breadth of technical and financial acumen that means he will go deeper into topics and apply them to the real world.



DeFi Primitives gives an excellent idea of the exciting new world we are heading to in decentralized finance. Also highlights the need to contain energy costs and carbon emissions as we go along.

創建者 Sai A


I highly recommend this course for beginners, who are starting their career in blockchain, web3.0, or Defi or entrepreneurs, consultants, and managers. This course opens up the doors to endless possibilities of solutions in the emerging world that Defi is going to solve. Prof. Cambell has explained all the important concepts in the most effective and intriguing way.

創建者 Manuel E


me parecio bastante interesante y facil de asimilar como funcionan los DeX, Smart contracts, y las flash loan. tambien estuvo bastante comprensible la forma en que se explica como se ejecutan los algoritmos para crear el Hash tanto en Bitcoin como en ethereum

創建者 Yusuf J


This was one of the best and most relevant courses I have taken so far. In-depth enough to esatblish a strong foundfation of essential knowledge and accessible enough to facilitate a working grasp of the basics and some advanced topics.

創建者 Teo L F


Great content and explanation by Prof. Harvey! Love how he explain the terms using simple and understandable analogies that is applicable.

創建者 Yasaman D


Amazing! Lots of very useful information. Every second of this course provided interesting and education content.

創建者 Michael W


Excellent course in preparation for the Flare Finance platform to be released soon.

創建者 Hanz L


really good explanations now I'm ready to get involved with the third one.

創建者 Fatemeh N


It was very useful for me who did not have basic information in this area

創建者 Hao H N


It's a great course for beginner to the DeFi era! Thank you professor!

創建者 Tim H


This is an excellent course on DeFi and it's inter workings!

創建者 Anna O


Lots of useful information simply explained and structured.

創建者 Lon A


Professor Harvey does a great job explaining the topic.

創建者 Daniel G M


Ótimo curso introdutório às finanças descentralizadas.

創建者 Alejandro R


F​anstastic introductory course - right level of depth

創建者 Max Z


Best foundational block chain course so far!

創建者 randy c


explained in a very easy to learn fashion