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Executive Certificate in Applications of Blockchain in Financial Technology

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Start Date
03 Aug 2024 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
Jan 2025
1 month to 2 months
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HK$9200 per programme
Deadline on 19 Jul 2024 (Fri)
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Jun 2024

Online Executive Certificate / Diploma Information Seminar - Big Data & FinTech Series (24 Jun 2024)

The recent advances in Big Data and AI have major impact on the investment and trading community.  Now different types of alternative data from news, social sentiment to satellite images can be used to construct and manage investment portfolios. Moreover, Machine Learning is applied to stock price predictions while Reinforcement Learning (Alpha-Go) technique is employed into trading strategies discovery. This programme is suitable for degree holders and Executives who wish to enhance their knowledge and current market practices in the Big Data and FinTech series. Seminar topics: Course details, entry requirements, assessment requirements. This information seminar provides details about: -Executive Diploma in Financial Analytics  行政人員文憑《金融數據分析》 -Executive Certificate in Banking and Financial Technology  行政人員證書《銀行及金融科技》 -Executive Certificate in Big Data and Business Analytics  行政人員證書《大數據與業務分析》 -Executive Certificate in Big Data and Predictive Analytics  行政人員證書《大數據與預測分析》 -Executive Certificate in Big Data, A.I. and Investing  行政人員證書《大數據,人工智能與投資》 -Executive Certificate in Applications of Blockchain in Financial Technology  行政人員證書《區塊鏈在金融科技的應用》 -Executive Certificate in Applied AI and Predictive Analytics for Business  行政人員證書《應用人工智能與商業預測分析》 -Executive Certificate in AI and Deep Learning in Quantitative Finance  行政人員證書《量化投資:人工智能與深度學習》 -Executive Certificate in Applied Business Analytics and Decision Optimization  行政人員證書《應用商業分析與決策優化》 -Executive Certificate in Interpretation and Visualization of Business Big Data  行政人員證書《商業大數據視覺化及資訊演繹》 -Executive Certificate in Financial Decision Making: Big Data and Machine Learning  行政人員證書《財務決策:大數據及機器學習》 -Executive Certificate in Text Analytics and NLP with Financial Technology 行政人員證書《金融科技:文字分析與自然語言處理》 -Certificate for Module (Big Data Governance and Data Compliance)  證書(單元 : 大數據治理及數據合規) -Certificate for Module (Business Analytics and Web Scraping)  證書(單元 : 商業分析及網站擷取) -Certificate for Module (Robotic Process Automation with Business and Financial Applications)  證書(單元:機械人流程自動化於商業與財務應用) -Certificate for Module (Distributed Ledger and Blockchain with Business Applications)  證書(單元 : 分散式帳本與區塊鏈的商業應用) -Certificate for Module (Business Intelligence and Data Automation)  證書(單元 : 商業智能與數據自動化) -Certificate for Module (Business Process Automation with VBA and Python)  證書(單元:商業流程自動化 – VBA及Python) -Certificate for Module (Business Forecasting and Predictive Analytics for Financial Decision Making)  證書(單元:財務決策的商業分析與預測) -Certificate for Module (Technical Analysis and Data Analytics for Stock Investment) 證書(單元 : 股票投資的數據與技術分析) -Certificate for Module (Sustainable Finance and Green FinTech) 證書(單元 : 可持續金融與綠色金融科技) -Certificate for Module (Generative AI, DeFi and Risk Governance) 證書(單元 : 生成式人工智能、去中心化金融與風險管治) -Certificate for Module (Web 3.0 and FinTech) 證書(單元 : 第三代互聯網與金融科技) -Certificate for Module (GenAI and Automation for Finance and Business) 證書(單元 : 生成式人工智能及金融與業務自動化) -Certificate for Module (Financial Data Analytics with Python and Power BI) 證書(單元 : 金融數據分析–Python 及Power BI) -Certificate for Module (AI and ML with Business and Financial Applications) 證書(單元 : 人工智能與機器學習 - 商業與財務應用) -Certificate for Module (Financial Informatics and Data Analytics) 證書(單元 : 金融信息學與數據分析) -Certificate for Module  (Web Application Programming for Finance and Business) 證書(單元:金融與商業網頁應用編程) Unable to join us at the Information Seminar? Email to for One-on-One after-office-hour consultation, by appointment only.

Accept new applications for the Aug 2024 intake! The ​programme introduces blockchain technology and technological elements around blockchain. Our professional lecturers will share the contemporary applications around blockchain, such as Stablecoins, NFTs, CBDC, as well as the latest development of FinTech and Metaverses will be shared. Welcome to your online application!


This programme aims to provide students with updated knowledge of Blockchain and its practical applications in the finance and investment fields. It gives an overview of the Blockchain market and introduces students to the basic concept and jargons of Blockchain. The programme also provides the latest market landscape, insight and discussion on the application of Blockchain from the regulatory and legal perspectives.




Mr Paul Li

Mr Paul Li, President of HKFIA
Mr Li is the President of Hong Kong FinTech Industry Association which was founded in 2014 aimed to provide a platform for industry players in HK to interact with their mainland counterparts and to promote the collaboration of FinTech and traditional finance industry.
An experienced banker, Paul is now working in Alibaba group as senior fintech expert managing fintech initiatives for SMEs. Before that, he had worked in various roles in banks. In 2007, seeing the opportunity for foreign banks under the WTO agreement, Paul moved from HSBC Hong Kong to Shanghai to manage the strategy department for HSBC China. He then spent the next 6 years in various cities (Shanghai, Chongqing, Guangzhou and Shenzhen) to build corporate banking franchises for HSBC and subsequently Standard Chartered. 
Paul is an advisor of Our Hong Kong Foundation, a research fellow of Zhejiang University Academy of Internet Finance, part-time lecturer of HKU SPACE and industry commentator in FinTech & RegTech.


Mr Emil Chan

Mr. Emil Chan, Honorary Chairman of Start HK
Emil is a FinTech enthusiast with over 20 years experience in managing IT, back office operations and business transformation projects in international financial institutions.  He had worked for several sizeable international banks including Credit Suisse and BayernLB as the roles of First Vice President, Head of IT in Asia Pacific, Project Director and Operations Manager Asia Pacific.  He has extensive experience in both Business and IT consulting encompassing the design, setup, leading and managing of cross-border projects throughout Asia.  Emil is currently the Honorary Chairman of SmartHK, an NGO to promote startups for underprivileged and the members and advisors of several FinTech startups.  He is also the adjunct lecturer of FinTech courses for Hong Kong University SPACE, Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hang Seng University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University .  He conducts CPD accredited courses for professional bodies including HK Law Society, HK Institute of CPA, Project Management Institute, etc.  Moreover, he compiles and delivers in-house training courses for well known international companies and financial institutions.
In the past 10 years, he participated actively in voluntary community services in related to popularization of technology.  He is the founding Chairman of the Association of Cloud and Mobile Computing Professionals, Past Vice President and Supervisory Committee Member of Internet Profession Association (iProA), the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong New Emerging Technology Education Association.  He is also the Chairman of Smart City Consortium FinTech Committee, the Vice President and Hon. Secretary of Hong Kong Blockchain Development Association, Council Member of Hong Kong Software Industry Association, Think Tank Member of Dashun Foundation and Committee Member of the Hong Kong Cross Border eCommerce Association.  Emil hosts seminars, delivers public speeches and publishes articles of FinTech related topics on media.  He has also be interviewed by major media from time to time.
Emil had obtained a bachelor degree on Applied Computer Science from Hong Kong Open University and graduated from the University of Iowa with a Master of Business Administration degree.  To facilitate his training skill, he also had obtained the NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) Trainer Certificate with strong rapport building and story telling or over 20 years.


Mr. Raymond Chan

Mr. Raymond Chan, CEO & Director of Ether Securities Limited
Raymond now is CEO & Director of Ether Securities Limited, a subsidiary of 9F Inc (NASDAQ: JFU). He was first appointed as Managing Director of Ether Global (formerly known as 9F International) in October 2018 and is responsible for applying financial and virtual bank licenses in Hong Kong, Singapore, Lithuania and China. He is also responsible for “Tech Enabling” businesses in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia markets. In October 2019, Raymond was also appointed the General Manager of Niche Global Fintech, a wholly owned subsidiary of 9F, and is responsible for applying Electronic Money Institution (EMI) licence and related business and operations in EU Area. In 2020, Raymond was selected “Leader of the Year” by IFTA.
Raymond is well-known as the founder of the first virtual banking, inMotion of CITIC Bank International, launched in Hong Kong before any virtual bank licenses was issued. In 2017, he led the Bank to successfully obtain HKMA’s approval of eKYC and changes of related laws to make it possible.  His contributions enable the first ever remote account opening in Hong Kong to accomplish without branch visits, wet signatures and address proofs.
Raymond has been working in the banking industry for more than 25 years and holding management positions in major banks. Before joining 9F, he was General Manager of China CITIC Bank International and Head of Marketing of ICBC (Asia). His career covers all areas in banking including head of e-Business, Marketing, Branch Network, Call Centre, Sales & Distribution, operations and technical services from HSBC, Standard Chartered, ICBC to CITIC.
Raymond is currently a DBA candidate of Swiss Business School and received MBA from Chinese University of Hong Kong and BSc (Engineering) from University of Hong Kong. In 2019 and 2020, he studied China Studies Programmes in Tsinghua University and completed with Certificate of Honour. He is a Fellow Member of HKRFP and Full Member of HKIB, HKCS, HKIoD and HKMA and has professional designations include HKRFP, PMgr, CFT (Certified Financial Technologist), CFT® (Certificate in Finance and Technology), CFT (China Banking Association), Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macau Fintech Professional and Chartered Global Fintech.


Guest Speaker

 Dr. Chau

Dr. Dorothy C.K. Chau
Dr. Chau was a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director at the HK Baptist University, within the School of Business. Dr. Chau was the Director of the new Master in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics), bringing together the best minds and leaders in Finance, FinTech, A.I., RegTech, Privacy and Cybersecurity. With over 8 years in this space, Dr. Chau is a seasoned FinTech professional with a strong reputation as being an industry and academic liaison. Dr. Chau’s deep industry connections has allowed her to bring the biggest and best organizations from Tencent, Alipay, IBM, UBS, BNP Paribas, Ant Financial, Deloitte, Ping An Bank, and others to work with her to integrate content into her programmes, where she has successfully built industry-academic collaboration.  She is also the advisor and chairman of the Data Privacy Special Interest Group of the Institute of Financial Technologists of Asia (IFTA) and the founding council member and chairman of the blockchain education committee of the Hong Kong Blockchain Development Association (HKBCDA).
Dr. Chau is also the Co-Chair of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and inducted as a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP). In addition to her CIPP/A and CIPM certifications, her Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E) certification makes her a sought out expert on the topic of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), where she has presented to audiences both locally in Hong Kong and China, including CPA Australia, The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Hong Kong Independent Non-executive Director Association, HKUSPACE, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, and more.


Mr. Henrique Centieiro
Henrique is a Best Seller author with 2 blockchain books and 6 years of experience with blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Henri is working as Innovation Project Manager for HSBC Hong Kong implementing Blockchain and Innovation Projects and he has been teaching blockchain for 4 years. With 15 years of experience in the financial industry and extensive experience managing Blockchain and Fintech projects, in the last few years, he has implemented multiple Fintech related projects leveraging public and private blockchains such as Ethereum, Hyperledger Fabric and Corda to bring business value to corporate customers and financial industry.
Henrique is also a Scrum Master and a Certified Blockchain Architected, Blockchain Developer, AWS Certified Architect, Developer and Sysops Admin, and Certified Corda Blockchain Developer. He has been teaching Blockchain and Fintech for the last 4 years and is also a frequent speaker in Blockchain, Fintech and Supply Chain conferences.

Ms. Frankie Tam

Ms. Frankie Tam
Frankie is qualified in Hong Kong, New York, and England & Wales. Her practice covers a wide array of commercial and tech-related matters, including Fintech, Regtech, blockchain and virtual assets services agreements and data privacy matters.
Frankie is a member of the Vetting Committee of Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Commission’s General Support Programme and Enterprise Support Scheme, where she advises the Government on merits of technology projects. Frankie has mentored distributed ledger technology companies at Accelerator programmes, and contributed to CBDC research projects with leading blockchain companies. She is on the advisory board of the Stanford University’s Responsible Digital Leadership project. Frankie is the Convenor of AML Regtech Committee of Institute of Compliance Officer of Hong Kong. She teaches Regtech and Fintech programmes at postgraduate degrees, and has extensive experience sharing at professional bodies’ CPD programmes and industry conferences.

Edmond Lau

Mr. Edmond Lau
Mr. Lau has 20 years of profound experience in investment, financing and business development, and is currently the Managing Director of Lingfeng Capital focusing on Fintech investment.  He was the Head of Innovative Incubation Centre and the Head of Merger & Integration in SF-Express responsible for establishment, due diligence and management of incumbents and investments.  Prior to that, he served as the Head of Investment in FIH Mobile and the Investment Director in CLSA Capital Partners focusing on areas like mobile Internet, mobile application and water technologies.  Edmond was previously a Vice President in Citigroup and a senior consultant in Accenture providing financing solutions and strategic advices to telecom, media and technology corporations.
Mr. Lau holds an MBA (distinction) from London Business School, a Bachelor of Information Engineering (first class) from Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a Bachelor of Laws from China University of Political Science and Law.  He is the founding board member of CFA Shenzhen Association, Co-President of Hong Kong Internet Finance Association, and a former board member of Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts.  He is also a CFA and a FRM.

Programme Details


Hong Kong Fintech Industry Association (HKFIA) is a non-profit organisation established in Hong Kong. HKFIA leads some of the most ambitious efforts in Hong Kong to promote and advance the education of Fintech and of the use of technology for benefit of the public. We facilitate communication between Fintech practitioners and governmental bodies and promote international exchange of idea around Fintech development.
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Executive Certificate in Applications of Blockchain in Financial Technology provide students the essential concepts and contemporary issues about Blockchain. It helps executives and managers to understand the applications of Blockchain and its applications in Financial Technology. Moreover, they can apply the platform of Blockchain to add value to their workplace. Furthermore, interested learners can further their studies in FinTech and Digital Currency in degree and postgraduate levels.

Students under this programme are eligible to apply free membership for Hong Kong Internet Finance Association. The association offers talks, workshops and/or seminars related to the FinTech.

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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm - 2:00pm - 6:30pm
  • 30 hours per module
  • Hong Kong Island Campus
  • Kowloon East Campus


Course Content :

(1) Introduction to Blockchain Technology and Applications

  • Emergence of Blockchain in the financial world
  • Decentralized P2P network and distributed ledger
  • Trust in Blockchain: How to reach consensus?
  • Wallets and Mining
  • Basics of Cryptocurrency & Digital Assets
  • Bitcoin in a nutshell
  • Ethereum and Smart contracts
  • Application of blockchain technology in the non-financial world

(2) Blockchain and related FinTech applications

  • The disruption and limitation of DeFi
  • Altcoins, Stablecoins and NFTs
  • Tokenomics
  • Decentralized applications (Dapp)
  • Private / Public / Alliance chain
  • Practical applications of Blockchain in Financial Services Industry
  • The creative disruption power of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and its development status
  • Development of FinTech and future applications of Blockchain

(3) Regulatory and Legal issues around Blockchain

  • Regulation vs Privacy
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Personal Information Privacy Law (PIPL) for compliance
  • Anonymity and Know Your Client (KYC) requirements
  • Risk of money laundering
  • Government’s position to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Crowdfunding vs Initial Coin Offering (ICO), Security Token Offering (STO) and Non-Fungible Token (NFT) issuing
  • Moving ahead into the Metaverses

Assessment method:  two take-home exercises + individual assignment

The Executive Certificate will be conferred to candidates who pass in continuous assessment and final assessment as well as achieved at least 70% attendance of the programme.

Class Details


Aug 2024 intake

Lecture Date Time
1 3 Aug 24 (Sat) 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-18:30
2 10 Aug 24 (Sat) 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-18:30
3 17 Aug 24 (Sat) 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-18:30
4 24 Aug 24 (Sat) 10:00-13:00 & 14:00-18:30

- Tentative timetable is subject to change, and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.
- To ensure that student’s academic progress is not affected, the School may substitute face-to-face classes with online teaching if face-to-face classes cannot be held.


Application Fee

HK$150 (Student only needs to pay one time application fee for all EC in Big Data Series)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9200 per programme (Course fees are subject to change without prior notice)

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall hold:
a)    a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized University or equivalent; or
b)   an Associate Degree/ a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of relevant working experience.

Applicants with other qualification and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merit.

**Please upload copy of HKID and proof of degree while applying online. 


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.