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Certified by The Fletcher School - Tufts University

Leading Digital Money Markets

$1500 / Finance Available

10-week course consisting of a global tour of 10 geographies’ digital money systems, business models, interoperability and their impact on financial inclusion.

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Start Date

25 February 2022


10 weeks


Online, in our digital classroom

A Global Tour

This course consists of a global tour of noteworthy experiences on digital money systems currently in use. It delivers information and insights on what’s going on across a dozen different countries and regions, and frames a number of class discussions designed to elicit thoughts on which models may be more appropriate in what circumstances.

Why do I need a course on Global Digital Money Systems?

This course is for professionals working in digital money or financial services wanting to develop a fuller understanding of the emerging landscape for digital money around the globe.

The course is entirely case study-based. It presumes a basic knowledge of the principles of digital money and the operation of digital payment systems. Students of this class should have completed the DFI-Fletcher Certificate in Digital Money or equivalent prior to taking this course.

Following completion of the course you will have an integrated global view of the current trends and scenarios in digital money playing out across the globe.

It is hoped that students will learn about and draw inspiration from alternative regulatory and industry models than those that they already familiar with, and develop a practical understanding of how the major mobile payment solutions in use today work.

Course Curriculum


Dr Ignacio Mas

Co-Founder and formerly Executive Director of the Digital Frontiers Institute

Dr David Porteous

Digital Frontiers Institute

Gavin Krugel

Digital Frontiers Institute

Barney De Jongh

Mobile Money Practitioner

What is a Digital Money Market?

A digital money market is any real-world implementation of digital finance tools that takes on a unique form based on the local economic pressures and opportunities.

What is DFS?

DFS, or digital financial services, are any financial services that are available through digital channels, and includes payments, credit, savings, transfers and insurance.

What is Fintech?

Fintech, or financial technology, refers to any digital technological tools or business models used to support the delivery of financial services.

What is Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion is a key part of DFI’s agenda and refers to the goal of ensuring that all people, especially marginalised groups, have access to the financial tools they need.

What is a Virtual Classroom?

A virtual classroom is a learning environment that only exists through a digital platform and that allows students to participate regardless of their geographic location. All DFI’s courses are delivered in a virtual classroom.

What is Digital Frontiers Institute?

Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) is a digital education provider designed to prepare professionals for the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in a rapidly changing economy.