FinTech - Blockchain (Beginners)

An introduction to blockchain application development and at the end of the 120-hr course, participants will learn how to set up blockchain, create cryptocurrencies and develop smart contracts.

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Course Details

120 hours (inclusive of 40 hours of e-learning & 21 hours of projects)

Wed (6:30pm to 9:30pm) & Sat (10am to 5pm)

Singapore Polytechnic, T1A




Course Objective

This course is a complete introduction to blockchain application development and join the ranks of the blockchain professionals in the financial services industry.  At the end of the 120-hr course, participants will learn how to set up blockchain, create cryptocurrencies and develop smart contracts.

Suitable for

Junior software developers/engineers with an interest in blockchain

Course Syllabus

  • Topic 1: What is Blockchain?

    • Digital Cash, Bitcoin and Blockchain
    • Cryptography in Blockchain
    • Proof of Work, How it Works
    • Byzantine Fault Tolerance, Consensus Protocols
    • Lab 1: Set Up a Blockchain

  • Topic 2: How Bitcoin Works?

    • Understanding Bitcoin Mining
    • Mining Hardware
    • 51% Attacks

  • Topic 3: What’s in a Bitcoin Transaction?

    • Wallets
    • Public Private Keys
    • Lab 2a: Using Crypto Wallets
    • Lab 2b: Create a Cryptocurrency

  • Topic 4: Beyond Bitcoin – The Blockchain Ecosystem

  • Topic 5: Ethereum & Smart Contracts

    • Lab 3: Writing a Smart Contract
    • Assessment Project

Minimum Entry Requirements 

1. Participants must have basic understanding of a programming language like Javascript.

2. Participants must have a Local Polytechnic Diploma or Degree in Information Technology, Business or any other relevant discipline.

3. Participants will be required to attempt a mandatory online quiz and attain 75% of the marks to pass. The quiz is single attempt only. Only participants who have successfully passed the quiz will be eligible to be enrolled into the programme.


Participants are required to sit for examination at the end of the course.

A Certificate of Performance will be issued to every participant whose attendance is not less than 75% and has completed a final assignment.

Course Fees payable:

Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRs Singapore Citizens Others
Non-SME sponsored 1Sponsored by SME 2Aged 40 and above 3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)

1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Funding Incentives

SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)

With effect from January 2016, Singaporeans aged 25 years and above who received their SkillsFuture Credit account activation letter will be eligible for an initial credit of $500 which can be used to pay for course fees for a range of eligible skills-related courses. The credits can be used on top of existing course fee subsidies/funding.

This is only applicable for self-sponsored applicants. Application via SkillsFuture Portal can only be made starting from 60 days before the course commencement date.

Skillsfuture (SF) Series

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs are eligible for 70% course fee funding for registration with effect from 28 October 2017.

Singaporeans aged 40 and above will enjoy 90% subsidy of course fee.

This funding is applicable to both individual and company-sponsored participants. Participants are required to achieve at least 75% attendance and/or sit and pass any prescribed examinations/assessments or submit any course/project work (if any) under the course requirement.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC union members enjoy 50% (unfunded) course fee support for up to $250 each year when you enrol for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Conditions apply.

For more information, please call NTUC Membership hotline at 6213 8008 or email Website:

Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses -
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:


  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund

There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.


Guest Lecturers & Speakers

Ernie Teo

Dr Ernie Teo

CTO, - JEDTrade & Jupiter Chain
Hock Lai Chia

Chia Hock Lai

President - Singapore FinTech Association, Chairman - Token Economy Assoication
Daphne Ng

Daphne Ng

Founder & CEO, JEDTrade
Branson Lee

Branson Lee

Kevin Pang

Kevin Pang

CTO of Islandpeak Cloud

About FinTech - Blockchain (Beginners) Programme

The Singapore Polytechnic (SP) and the Token Economy  Association (TEA SG) have jointly created the 2 month FinTech - Blockchain (Beginners) Programme (FBB). Through this initiative, we are dedicated in grooming aspiring PMEs into exceptional FinTech & Blockchain leaders in their respective fields of expertise. We are committed to provide continuous engagements, career development platforms and networking opportunities for FBB Programme participants.

The FBB Programme features a stellar line-up of renowned industry practitioners, C-suite leaders and entrepreneurs from locally and internationally grown organisations. Over 500 Blockchain professionals will attend our monthly sessions held by esteemed practioners and experts, which aim to train participants in the areas of technical, leadership and soft skills.

Networking opportunities and sharing of experiences by our speakers will also be presented to all participants. The FBB Programme endeavours to equip Blockchain professional with the right set of skills required to succeed in the workplace while additionally providing opportunities to expand their network by connecting with fellow practitioners, leaders and entrepreneurs.