Introduction to Cryptocurrency, Token Finance and Token Economics

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Course Date: 


Course Code: 

Banking, Finance & Insurance

HKD $2980

HKSFA Office


24 January 2019 (Thursday)

9:45 am to 5:30 pm


Course Overview:

Cryptocurrency has been a very hot and controversial global topic in recent years.  Since the birth of the first cryptocurrency – Bitcoin in 2008, cryptocurrency has evolved dramatically.  Nowadays, they are over 2,000 different types of cryptocurrency on the market.
This program aims to provide a general understanding of cryptocurrency, its implication and future directions.

All participants successfully complete the one day course will obtain a “Certificate of Attendance” issued by HKSFA, HSUHK-EDC,IFTA.

Upon successful completion of any of the 4 courses of the Fintech & Blockchain” Series will obtain a “Certificate in FinTech & Blockchain” issued by HKSFA, HSUHK-EDC, IFTA.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, participants will have a general understanding of cryptocurrency, its implication and future directions.

Target Participants:

  • People who want to know what exactly is a Blockchain and how would this technology transform businesses in the future

Date & Time:

24 January 2019 (Thursday)

9:45 am – 5:30 pm

Medium of Instruction:


Course Outline:

1. Introduction to cryptocurrency
– What is cryptocurrency?
– How it begins
– Its’ evolution
2. Introduction to token economics
– Crypto-economics
– Token-economics
– In relation to traditional corporate finance
3. Introduction to token finance
– ICO vs. Token Finance
– Utility Tokens
– Security Tokens
– Philanthropy Tokens


4. Token Sale/Generation Event



5. Implications and Future outlook of cryptocurrency
– ICO market
– Entrepreneurs
– Private Investors
– VC/PE funds, Institutions


6. Case studies of cryptocurrency
– Bitcoin
– Ehterum
– Telegram
– …etc

Trainer Biography:

Mr Samson Lee

Mr Samson Lee

Mr. Samson Lee is the Honorary Guest Lecturer and the FinTech and Blockchain Committee of HSUHK-EDC. He is also a serial tech-entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in AI, blockchain, cryptocurrency & cryptoasset, token sale / ICO, digital entertainment, new media, social media, mobile/e-commerce, IoT and smart consumer devices. He has proven track records creating, investing, incubating, operating, and capitalizing successful e-ventures in APAC regions. 

Mr. Lee is a business innovator. Throughout the years, he has commercialized many ground breaking digital services and e-business operations across in Asia, including world’s first “charge-to-bill” mobile VAS payment service in 2000 with Hutchison Telecom, world’s first verified-by-VISA SMS payment service with VISA and Bank of China in 2002, world’s first mobile e-wallet in 2003 with HKCSL, Asia’s first O2O e-commerce in 2004 with Li & Fung Group, Asia’s first premium Hollywood movies VOD service in 2006 with Videonline, China’s first 3D HD smart TV in 2010, and world’s first 4G premium VOD service in 2012 with China Mobile. Currently, He is the Founding Executive Chairman of China (Guangdong, Hong Kong, Macau) Greater Bay Area TechFin Association, Co-founder of Hong Kong Blockchain Centre, Co-Founder of Ethereum south China and south Asia communities; Chief Crypto-economic Advisor of Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange, board advisor of, Asia President of Next.TV Inc. and Chairman of STM Digital Group. 

Mr. Lee graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from the University of Toronto, and an MBA and a Master of Science degrees from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology – School of Business and Management.


HKSFA Office, 14/F, BOC Group Life Assurance Tower, 136 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

Course Fee:

HK $2980 

Early Bird Registration
Two weeks before commencement of the course
• HSMC/HSSC alumni*, Friends of EDC-Corporate^
or Friends of EDC-Individual can enjoy 15% discount
HKD $2533
• Other applicants can enjoy 10% discountHKD $2682
After Early Bird Registration
• HSMC/HSSC alumni*, Friends of EDC-Corporate^
or Friends of EDC-Individual can enjoy 10% discount
HKD $2682
• 2 applicants from the same company or
applicants who apply 2 courses at the
same time can enjoy 5% discount
HKD $2831

*Hang Seng Management College / Hang Seng School of Commerce.

^Please refer to EDC website for a list of organisations under “Friends of EDC-Corporate”

Remarks: Each participant cannot enjoy more than one discount offer simultaneously.

Payment Method:

We accept payment by cheque or by bank transfer. For details, please refer to the payment information.  

Contact Us:

3963 5098 / 3963 5081



N402, N Block N, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, Hang Shin Link, Siu Lek Yuen, Shatin, N.t., Hong Kong