Fintech & Decentralized Finance (ON CAMPUS)

The course aims to provide familiarity with Fintech and Decentralized finance. The course is open to students, graduates, and professionals from all disciplines with a passion or interest in the financial world and/or the emerging crypto space (Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies). Although it provides a comprehensive theoretical background, the course has a very practical slant.

Acquired skills

  • Students will be able to discuss FinTech and identify its role in global finance.
  • Distinguish between centralized finance and decentralized finance.
  • Discuss the opportunities and challenges of decentralized projects
  • Manage a portfolio of investments with FinTech platforms.
  • Interact with decentralized finance applications.
  • Assess the profitability of investments in the crypto domain.

General information

Course term: 209.08. - 20.08.

Free seats: 7

Price: 800 €

Category: Bussiness & Marketing

Status: Available

Deadline: 25.07.2021


The teaching method will balance classical as well as flipped learning methodologies. Students will interact during discussions, tutorials, quizzes, and open researches. Classwork and assessments will involve real projects and the most known and advanced financial platforms.


  • Day 1The rise of Fintech and TechFins
  • Day 2Advent of Decentralized finance
  • Day 3Smart contracts and oracles in the financial space
  • Day 4Payments, Cryptos and NFTs
  • Day 5Lending and Liquidity Pools
  • Day 6Trading and Synthetic assets management
  • Day 7Crowdfunding and prediction markets
  • Day 8Ethics and Risks in digital finance
  • Day 9Governance and RegTech
  • Day 10Final assessment and presentations

Course is running: Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 14:00


Giulio Caldarelli


University of Siena masters

University of Verona lecturer


Giulio Caldarelli was a business and finance teacher before entering Academia. As a researcher at the University of Verona (Italy), he is investigating the role of oracles in real-world blockchains. Given the rise of fintech and decentralized finance, he is particularly focusing his research on those domains.

Personal message: “Not all that glitters is gold, but it is worth investigating! The fintech and crypto domains are infested with risks, scams, and Ponzi schemes. Despite those issues, their importance and role in global finance are undeniably increasing. Hard to learn alone, those subjects prove to be easier, funny and exciting if studied with other people with heterogeneous background!”.

Course outline


You will receive an official Certificate of Attendance upon completion of your course. Please inform the organizing staff if you require any extra supplements, such as Transcript of Records. The student is eligible to receive up to 5 ECTS credits, however please follow the instructions here and consult the acknowledgment process with your university in advance.


  • attendance in class 15%
  • team assignment 40%
  • individual assignment 35%
  • exam 10% (optional, if required by home University)

Course time total 125 hours

  1. Total time of in-class work = 50hours
  2. Preliminary assignment = 10hours
  3. Preparation = 65hours


Course fee includes the course itself, application fee, study materials, Prague public transportation ticket for 2 weeks, afternoon/evening social activities and events, welcome drink and goodbye graduation party. Other expenses, such as meals, accommodation, insurance, personal expenses, extra activities (such as trips outside of town over the weekend and entrance fees), and required equipment (i.e. pencils, paper for illustrations) are not included in the price.

Please note, after the 30th of April 2021 there will be a late enrollment fee charged in the amount of 50EUR on top of the course fee.

COVID-19 Tests upon arrival to Prague you might be asked to take a COVID test to avoid quarantine or you will have to take the test before your departure to Prague at the airport. In that case, we have decided to contribute to the testing and reimburse you in the amount of 100,- EUR. More info here .

COVID-19 Cancellation fee - in case a particular course will be cancelled without an alternative course or the Summer school program will not be happening even in an ONLINE version due to Coronavirus in your country or in the Czech Republic, we will be refunding all amount so cancellation fee is 0,- EUR.

Terms and Conditions - Cancellation fees

Costs of living in Prague


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*Program/Course Outline is subject to change.


  • English level B1-B2
  • Accessible for students from any background with no technical background required (no coding skills needed)
  • A laptop or tablet is needed