Global Certification
for Blockchain,
Digital Assets & Web3 Professionals

A global passport for Distributed Ledger Technology and Digital Assets

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

Top Blockchain University by CoinDesk and #6 in QS World Ranking

MIP is 8th in the Financial Times Online MBA Ranking

India’s leading public institution on Blockchain research and innovation

Switzerland’s oldest and best in class CAS Blockchain 

Competencies & Benefits

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

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

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

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

Who is
DEC for?

JOB CANDIDATES

Transform your career with the DEC

EMPLOYERS

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UNIVERSITIES

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CHARTERED BLOCKCHAIN EXPERT I (CBX®)

Show a broad knowledge of the technological, business, legal and regulatory aspects of DLT

CHARTERED DIGITAL ASSET ANALYST I (CDAA®)

Demonstrate a specialised knowledge of Digital Assets and their business, legal and regulatory aspects with respect to DLT

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Purpose: prove your broad knowledge of the technological, business, legal and regulatory aspects of DLT in enterprise

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

Exam Duration: 60 min.

Validity of Certification: 3 years with renewal option

Areas covered in the examination:


Technology (45% of questions)

Blockchain Principles | Blockchain History | Blockchain Architecture | Databases vs Ledgers vs DLTs | Consensus Mechanisms | Cryptography | Privacy | Wallets | Major Blockchain Solutions | Tokens | Cryptocurrencies | Asset-Registry Technologies | Asset-Centric Technologies | Applications Stacks | DApps

Business / Economics (35% of questions)

Blockchain Investment | Blockchain Ecosystem | Blockchain Governance in Business | Blockchain and the Internet | Enterprise Blockchains | Blockchain Economics | Token Business Models | Business Opportunities for Cryptocurrencies | Smart Contract Applications in Business | Dapps in Business | Blockchain and Sustainability | Innovation, Disruption and Adoption | Principles Applied to Blockchain | Application Areas of Blockchain

Legal & Regulatory (20% of questions)

Legal and Regulatory Treatment of Cryptoassets | Regulatory and Legal Standing of Blockchain Technology | Legal Status of Smart Contracts | Challenges of Regulating DLT | Blockchain and Competition Law | Blockchain Best Practices for Legal and Regulatory Issues | Blockchain and Regtech | Regulatory and Legal Perspectives of DAOs | Blockchain and GDPR/Other Data Regulations

Purpose: demonstrate a specialised knowledge of Crypto and Digital Assets and their business, legal and regulatory aspects with respect to DLT

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

Exam Duration: 60 min.

Validity of Certificate: 3 years with renewal option

Areas covered in the examination:


Business & Economics (35% of questions)

Blockchain investment | Blockchain economics | Token business models | Business opportunities for Cryptocurrencies | ICOs and IEOs for capital raising | Application areas of Blockchain | DeFi | Decentralized Exchanges | Tokenization of assets | Stablecoins | Non-Fungible-Tokens

Legal & Regulatory (35% of questions)

Legal and regulatory treatment of cryptoassets | Regulatory and legal standing of blockchain technology | Legal status of smart contracts | Blockchain best practices for legal and regulatory issues | Challenges of Regulating DLT | Blockchain, competition law and antitrust | Blockchain and regtech | Regulatory and legal perspectives of DAO | Blockchain and GDPR & other data regulations | Blockchain and intellectual property

Technology (30% of questions)

Blockchain principles | Blockchain history | Blockchain architecture | Blockchain scalability | Blockchain nodes | Privacy | Wallets | Tokens | Cryptocurrencies | Asset-Registry Technologies | Asset-centric technologies | Blockchain Governance | Applications stacks | DApp