The International Business School The Hague (IBSH)

Blockchain & Fintech Technologies

Blockchain & Fintech Technologies

New Financial technology (Fintech) like blockchain and cryptocurrency poses legal and safety challenges to companies. This course discusses these challenges with an emphasis on the ASEAN region, a global hub of Fintech innovation.

Course Goals

On completion of the course, participants will understand:

    • The concept of regulatory sandbox.
    • Blockchain and crypto currencies
    • The legal status of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and Crypto Trading.
    • Future Trends of Fintech- Blockchain, Regtech, InsurTech and AI.
    • ASEAN Policies and regulatorsaround Fintech Innovation and market protection.


At the end of the course, participants will have a good understanding of the fundamental concepts of entrepreneurship and develop entrepreneurial mindset.


Participants will receive a certificate signed by the International Business School The Hague and the lecturer of this course.

Practical information:

  • Two weeks
  • Ten working days
  • 3-4 contact hours per day
  • Assignments and group activities for self-study
  • Offered several times per year – Next course is January 2020

Course Outline

1. Regulatory Landscape for Initial Coin Offerings (ICO)

  • Legal status of Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) across ASEAN
  • ICO’s and fraud
  • Regulation around crypto exchanges and scam-free Crypto trade

2. Understanding Regulatory sandbox

  • What is a sandbox? Do you need one?
  • Regulatory and industry sandbox.
  • Jurisdictions where it’s currently applicable and its success rate.
  • Does graduating from Sandbox entitle you good money through ICO funding? Some case studies to be discussed.

3. Fintech Trends for 2019 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  • Understanding API’s, Open Banking- is open banking a reality yet?
  • Project Ubin of Monetary Authority Bank of Singapore (MAS) – using BlockChain for clearing and settlement of payments and securities.
  • Data Privacy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)- what to bear in mind.
  • Understanding Payments, Remittance landscape within BlockChain framework and RegTech, InsurTech and AI.

4. Regulators around ASEAN

  • Regulator’s readiness to innovation- fintech regulators around ASEAN and their approach towards innovation and market protection.
  • Fintech Innovation Hub- what makes Singapore the best Fintech Hub?
  • Covering every jurisdiction within ASEAN and some of the other key Fintech markets to throw light on regulation/soft regulation, and regulatory guidelines.
  • Market advantages and Crypto Bans.

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