Course Name

Blockchain and Decentralized Finance for Skeptics: Issues, Considerations and Applications for Bankers


December 03, 2022 - December 10, 2022

Schedule via Zoom

December 3 & 10, 2022


9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Regular Rate:

Php 12,000

Early Eagle Rate:

Php 11,000

Valid Until:

November 21, 2022

Blockchain and Decentralized Finance for Skeptics: Issues, Considerations and Applications for Bankers


This two-day course introduces the practical aspects of blockchain technology from the banking, investments, and risk management perspective.  

This course has its aim to provide a balanced overview of the problems that blockchain technology intends to solve and might solve.

Who should attend
  • Bankers

  • Corporate Treasury

  • Finance officers

  • Risk Managers

  • Compliance officers

  • Legal officers

  • Auditors

At the end of this course, the participants are expected to:

  1. Discuss the elements of blockchain technology; 
  2. Understand the problems that the blockchain technology intends to solve; 
  3. Discuss the rise of Bitcoin and blockchain technology; 
  4. Discuss the role of Ethereum in revolutionizing finance and banking; and
  5. Explain the concept of decentralized finance.

I. Bitcoin and Blockchain - The Big Picture

II. What is the Blockchain Technology

III. Types of Blockchain

IV. Applications of Blockchain

V. What is Ethereum

VI. Smart Contracts

VII. Applications of Blockchain

VIII. Introduction to Decentralized Finance

IX. Stable Coins

X. Decentralized Exchange

XI. Lending Systems

XII. Legal Aspects and Regulation


Mr. Philip Te is a Director for Financial Markets based in Singapore with more than 10 years of structuring derivative solutions for clients in Asia. Prior to this, he headed the structured products and investments department of a local commercial bank. He used to be a Senior Associate at Ernst and Young’s Quantitative Advisory Services group and Financial Services Risk Management group. 

He is the Program Director of Derivatives, Risk Management, and Investment courses at the Ateneo Center for Continuing Education. He has lectured extensively on derivatives, risk management, and value investing for various institutions in the region. He is the author of the two-volume book Bank Risk Management published by Oxford University Press, The SEC Module on Risk Management, and the BAP Risk Management Primer. 

His interest in crypto started in 2016/2017. He is taking Masters in Digital Assets and Cryptocurrencies from the University of Nicosia. He is a Certified Bitcoin Professional given by the C4 Consortium. He is currently writing a textbook on cryptocurrencies. He has lectured on cryptocurrencies for various institutions throughout Asia. 

Mr. Leo Tay is the Managing Director for a global commercial bank heading the interest rates and FX trading platform for the Asia Pacific based in Singapore. He is also the Digital Assets Champion for the bank in Asia sponsoring the development of crypto products for the bank. 

He has more than two decades of experience in macro trading and financial markets with more than a decade of managing financial markets traders in Asia. 

Mr. Tay is also a lecturer on Financial Economics for Ateneo. He is a sought-after conference speaker on financial markets, trading, and crypto. Leo is currently on the advisory board of FX Markets Asia.  

His interest in crypto started in 2012. He is currently taking his Masters in Digital Assets and Cryptocurrencies at the University of Nicosia. He is writing a textbook on cryptocurrencies. 

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