Web3.0 is the topic changing the future of money, finance, and digitalisation (my interview published in The Business Times on Nov 2, 2021)
Getting certified on Web 3.0
Web3.0 is the topic changing the future of money, finance, and digitalisation
TUE, NOV 02, 2021
HOLDERS of an Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) pass can acquire a Web 3.0 Knowledge Certificate in Financial Services issued by The Asian Institute of Digital Finance (AIDF), National University of Singapore (NUS). Here are some details on the verifiable digital knowledge certification from Emir Hrnjic, head of fintech training, AIDF.
1. What is the Web 3.0 Knowledge Certificate in Financial Services?
AIDF is democratising the Singapore Fintech Festival (SFF) content by converting the knowledge shared by the global leaders into a signature knowledge certificate. As the world’s largest fintech event, the festival will host keynote speeches, fireside chats, and panel discussions with top-notch global speakers.
They will share their knowledge during these sessions and, thus, will provide a knowledge base for Web 3.0 Knowledge Certificate in Financial Services.
There will be 45 sessions over first three days (15 sessions per day) and each session will address two questions that will be tested.
The content is designed in four parts: Inspirational Openings, Basics, Deep Dives, and Global Trends.
SFF participants need to pass a test for each module separately to be eligible to receive an online Knowledge Certificate by AIDF (for instance, those who pass the first module will receive Knowledge Certificate – Designing Financial Services on Web 3.0).
Tests comprising 30 questions per module (total of 90 questions) on fundamentals of Web 3.0 in financial services are designed by global experts.
After passing the test, successful participants will receive a certificate for corresponding module and those who pass all three modules will earn an overall certificate – Web 3.0 Knowledge Certificate in Financial Services by AIDF.
SFF will host top-notch speakers from all over the world including governors of central banks, CEOs of major financial institutions, and founders of leading crypto and blockchain companies.
This year, SFF will feature a more diverse set of global experts. Non-conventional experts will join conventional leaders from central banks, policymakers and finance professionals to shape SFF discussions.
2. Why were these topics selected for the certification series?
Web3.0 is the topic changing the future of money, finance, and digitalisation. The certification program will contribute to building the foundation for understanding the impact of Web 3.0 in financial services.
There will be following three modules across three days: Designing Financial Services on Web 3.0, Building Financial Services on Web 3.0, and Sustainable Financial Services on Web 3.0.
3. Why is this certificate useful for fintech practitioners?
Fintech firms and traditional financial institutions are in need of fintech experts at various levels. As the society has been facing various challenges in digital finance, fintech applications and the demand for fintech talent have been exponentially growing. According to a recent survey, Singapore’s fintech firms are struggling to attract and retain talent.
To add, 94 per cent of the fintech firms that responded to the survey stated that they’re facing a talent shortage. These knowledge certificates are aiming to help meet the growing demand for fintech talent as participants will acquire knowledge in Web 3.0 that is applicable and directly related to the industry practices.