The Merge

On September 15th 2022, The Merge was executed. But what is it? How can blockchain news make its way up on the first page of the Financial Times? Well, according to Polygon’s co-founder, “This is the first step of a hugely changing Ethereum ecosystem” which sets the entire blockchain ecosystem on the right path for mass adoption.

Therefore, it is very important to understand what the Merge means and the reasons behind this shift of consensus mechanism. Understanding The Merge is a sneak peak into the future of finance, and an outlook on how the decentralised infrastructure of finance will be operating.

Your expert for this course is Dr.Oriol Caudevilla, a globally renowned blockchain expert, academic, consultant and advisor teaching the future of finance. In this course, he will leverage his extensive experience in blockchain technology, CBDCs and Fintech to teach you how the merge works, and what it means.
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Online Course


60 mins





On Completion
With this online course, you will:
  • Learn the fundamentals of blockchain, the applications of this technology and the concept of consensus mechanism
  • Identify the differences between a Proof-of-Work and Proof-of-Stake consensus
  • Understand what the Ethereum blockchain is, and its role in the industry
  • Learn what the Merge is and how it was deployed
  • Analyse the consequences of the Merge, including the associated risks, challenges, benefits, and opportunities



The Merge



Dr Oriol Caudevilla

FinTech and Blockchain Advisor, Influencer, Speaker and Host of “A Digital Tomorrow” Podcast
Dr Oriol is a very influential voice in the FinTech area, have advised many FinTech companies and with a very extensive network across the globe.

He is passionate about the Future of Banking and Finance, and a strong believer in digital transformation and artificial intelligence quickly becoming the top priority for those not wanting to be left behind as well as the best tool to create a more inclusive financial system.

Graduated in Law (UAB), holding an MBA in Finance (IEB), a Diploma on Asian Finance (CUHK) Business School and a PhD in Hong Kong Real Estate Law and Economics (UAB).
He regularly publishes articles in several media, such as China Daily (both the Global and Hong Kong Edition), Macau Business and Challenger Insider.

Previously, he worked as a business analyst at a Hong Kong publicly listed company (Yuxing InfoTech Investment Holdings). Presently, he works as a Management Consultant at a LegalTech company, AirHelp, acting as Advisor for a Hong Kong-based FinTech company, ixFintech, and conducting research on Blockchain Trade Finance at Qatar University.

Dr Oriol is a Current member of the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) as well as FinTech Australia.
He is a Former visiting fellow at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL, HKU), at the Centre for Chinese Law (CCL, HKU) and at the Center for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (CFRED, CUHK).

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