NFT Essentials

Students who have completed Cryptocurrency Foundations or NFT Essentials can also enrol in Planning and Leading Blockchain Projects but will be required to review additional material at the beginning of the course.

From Beeple to Bored Apes, millions of dollars worth of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are bought and sold every day. NFTs are revolutionizing digital asset ownership, and are laying the foundations for the metaverse economy – and we’re just getting started.

In NFT Essentials, develop a holistic, foundational understanding of NFTs. Learn how to buy and sell NFTs, and how NFTs are used in crypto gaming. Understand how NFTs are used in real-world business applications, and to evaluate the viability of NFT projects.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • mint, purchase and sell an NFT
  • describe the use of NFTs in a range of real-world business cases
  • understand crypto-gaming, and how even non-gamers can benefit in the crypto-gaming market
  • evaluate NFTs and NFT projects for investment purposes.

Come away from this course with the know-how and resources to navigate the rapidly changing environment of NFTs and the tools to assess the value of NFT projects.

While this course is for anyone interested in NFTs, including those interested in buying or investing in NFT projects, we are not offering investment or financial advice. 

Upon course completion, you will receive an NFT certificate that will provide proof of course completion.   This can be added to your LinkedIn profile or held in your crypto wallet.

Week 1: NFT Fundamentals

What is an NFT, how do they work, and how do you buy and sell NFTs? Contrast physical art with NFTs to help determine the value of collectibles, art and music in the NFT space. Apply this understanding to further investigate NFTs beyond these categories and additional use cases. Connect these learnings with creating, minting and purchasing NFTs.

Week 2: How to Evaluate NFT Projects

Learn how to evaluate NFT projects, and avoid scams and rug pulls. Understand how to read a Web3 whitepaper, and review active whitepapers created by popular cryptocurrency companies that launched NFTs. Examine NFT marketing tactics and how they impact the success of NFT projects.

 Week 3: NFTs Beyond Art

Explore the community of NFTs beyond JPEGs and profile pictures. Learn about many other real-world applications and use cases of NFTs, including real estate, education and event management.

 Week 4: Crypto Gaming

Discover the dynamic world of Play-to-Earn, Move-to-Earn, Play-to-Learn and other crypto gaming categories. Learn how even non-gamers can benefit from this exploding market.

How am I Assessed?
You’re assessed on your participation, and how you apply what you learn to real-world examples.

Expected Effort

Expect to spend 3-4 hours per week reviewing recorded interviews with industry experts, listening to podcasts, completing optional readings, participating in online discussions, and attending the live sessions.

Technology Requirements
To take this course, you’ll need access to:

  • an email account
  • a computer, laptop or tablet using Windows or macOS
  • the latest version of a web browser (or previous major version release)
  • a reliable internet connection
  • a video camera and microphone.

One business day before the start of your course, we’ll email you step-by-step instructions for accessing your course.

There are no textbooks for this course.

Course Format

This course is 100% online and instructor supported with real-time classes.

Live instructor-led classes are held once a week (see Available Sessions for days and times).

Attendance is strongly recommended, but classes are recorded for viewing later should you be unable to attend a class.

Available Sessions

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