Course Details

Fundamentals of Virtual Assets

LocationOnline via Webex Application

This course introduces the functions of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs as fundamental applications of Web3 and provides a critical evaluation of their existing capabilities and potential. It also examines decentralised digital currencies (cryptocurrencies), and their interaction with banking, financial, legal, and regulatory systems.


  • Intro to Web 3
  • Fundamentals of Blockchain
  • Fundamentals of Cryptocurrency
  • Fundamentals of NFT                                                                                                                                                     
  • Intro to Financial Crime and the illicit use of cryptocurrencies 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the fundamental structures of Web 3.0, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs. Analyse the two most famous cryptocurrencies (e.g., Bitcoin and Ethereum) and identify their methods of application
  2. Discuss how blockchain and cryptocurrencies are being viewed within a framework of massive innovation and development
  3. Describe the concept of Blockchain as-a-service in smart contract applications and decentralisation of the web                                 
  4. Explore the state of cryptocurrencies in financial crimes