Global Certification
for Blockchain,
Digital Assets & Web3 Professionals

A global passport for Distributed Ledger Technology, Digital Assets and Web3

The benchmark industry standard for anyone working in the Blockchain industry

Created by a consortia of leading universities and institutions researching and teaching DLT

A blockchain knowledge assessment platform that sets you apart from others

Founding & Academic Partners

University College London is #8 in the QS World Ranking

Top 3 Business School & no.1 for Blockchain in Germany

2nd best University by CoinDesk and #6 in QS World Ranking

Politecnico Milano GS is 8th in the Financial Times Online MBA Ranking

Switzerland’s oldest and best in class CAS Blockchain & Cryptofinance

Austria´s consortia of leading Blockchain universities & institutes

India’s leading institution on Blockchain research and innovation

Competencies & Benefits

.01

Prove your level of knowledge and expertise with an internationally recognized certificate that sets you apart.

.02

Gain the skills for an industry expected to grow significantly over the coming years.

.03

Demonstrate you have up to date knowledge and the capabilities to thrive in the emerging technology industry.

.04

Strengthen your team and help your workforce deliver more for your company.

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DEC for?

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CHARTERED BLOCKCHAIN EXPERT I - CBX® I

For professionals with backgrounds in enterprise, healthcare, public services, utilities and supply chain

CHARTERED DIGITAL ASSET ANALYST I - CDAA® I

For professionals with backgrounds in finance, banking, asset management and trading.

Active Industry Members

Introduction Video

Purpose: demonstrate your knowledge of DLT and Blockchain technology and their business, legal and regulatory aspects.

Target Audience: Enterprise C-Level, Digital Executives, Change Managers, Corporate Development Managers, Product Managers, Head Operations and IT

Exam Duration: 60 min. with 75 questions

Study Booklet: included in price

Recommended Study Time: 26 – 45 hours

Validity of Certification: 3 years with renewal option

Areas covered in the examination

Technology (45% of questions)

In this section, we explore 18 topics, including Blockchain History, Cryptography, Blockchain Principles, Blockchain Architectures, Blockchain Technology Stack, Scalability, Interoperability, Databases vs Ledgers vs DLTs, Consensus Mechanisms, Privacy, Wallets, Blockchain Protocols, Tokens, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, dApps, DAOs and Oracles.

Business & Economics (35% of questions)

In this section, we explore 14 topics, including Blockchain and the Internet, Innovation, Disruption and Adoption Principles Applied to Blockchain, Blockchain Ecosystems, Blockchain Economics, Tokenisation in Business, dApps in Business, Blockchain Governance in Business and DAOs, Blockchain and Sustainability, Application Areas of Blockchain in Traditional Financial Services, Decentralised Finance (DeFi), Application Areas in Non-Financial Service Sectors, Application Areas of NFTs, Supply Chain and Self Sovereign Identity (SSI).

Legal & Regulatory (20% of questions)

In this section, we explore 7 topics, including Legal and Regulatory Treatment of Cryptoassets & Applications, Regulatory and Legal Standing of Blockchain Technology, Legal Status of Smart Contracts, Challenges of Regulating DLT, Blockchain, Competition Law and Antitrust, Blockchain and Regtech and Blockchain and GDPR / Other Data Regulations

Examination Procedure

The exam is taking place on Mercer | Mettl’s Platform, which is an online AI-proctored assessment platform used for the Level 1 examinations. Please be aware that:

1. To verify the authenticity of a candidate before taking the exam, Mercer | Mettl requires face recognition and ID verification.
2. To guarantee a cheating-free exam Mercer | Mettl’s Platform activates automated video and audio proctoring and recording as well as browser locking to disable tabs and data sharing.

All the information you need before giving a test on Mercer | Mettl’s Platform can be accessed under this link: https://mettl.com/test-taker-guide/

Purpose: demonstrate your knowledge of Crypto Assets, Digital Assets, Web3 applications and their business, legal and regulatory aspects.

Target Audience: Financial Services & Asset Management C-Level, Executives, Client Advisors, Head Legal & Compliance, Head Marketing

Exam Duration: 60 min. with 75 questions

Study Booklet: included in price

Recommended Study Time: 27 to 46 hours

Validity of Certificate: 3 years with renewal option

Areas covered in the examination

Technology (35% of questions)

In this section, we explore 14 topics related to Blockchain History, Blockchain Principles, Blockchain Architectures, Scalability, Interoperability, Consensus Mechanisms, Wallets, Blockchain Protocols, Tokens, Cryptocurrencies, Smart Contracts, dApps, DAOs and Oracles.

Business & Economics (40% of questions)

In this section, we explore 17 topics related to Blockchain and the Internet, Blockchain Ecosystem, Industry Investment, ICOs & IEOs for Capital Raising, Blockchain Economics, Blockchain and Token Investments, Tokenisation in Business, Digital Asset Business Models, dApps in Business, Blockchain Governance in Business and DAOs, Blockchain and Sustainability, Application Areas of Blockchain in Traditional Financial Services, Decentralised Finance (DeFi), Application Areas in Non-Financial Service Sectors, Application Areas of NFTs, Stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC).

Legal & Regulatory (25% of questions)

In this section, we explore 9 topics related to Legal and Regulatory Treatment of Cryptoassets & Applications, Legal and Regulatory Treatment of Cryptoassets & Fundraising, Regulatory and Legal Standing of Blockchain Technology, Legal Status of Smart Contracts, Challenges of Regulating DLT, Blockchain, Competition Law and Antitrust, Blockchain and Regtech, Regulatory and Legal Perspectives of DAOs, and Blockchain and Intellectual Property

Examination procedure

The exam is taking place on Mercer | Mettl’s Platform, which is an online AI-proctored assessment platform used for the Level 1 examinations. Please be aware that:

1. To verify the authenticity of a candidate before taking the exam, Mercer | Mettl requires face recognition and ID verification.
2. To guarantee a cheating-free exam Mercer | Mettl’s Platform activates automated video and audio proctoring and recording as well as browser locking to disable tabs and data sharing.

All the information you need before giving a test on Mercer | Mettl’s Platform can be accessed under this link: https://mettl.com/test-taker-guide/