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Postgraduate in Blockchain and Web 3.0

Postgrado en Blockchain y Web 3.0

Postgraduate in Blockchain and Web 3.0

UPF-BSMPostgraduate coursesPostgraduate in Blockchain and Web 3.0

The Postgraduate Course in Blockchain and Web 3.0 is the only program integrating technological, legal and business aspects to deliver a complete overview of the different areas that make up blockchain technology, Web 3.0 and the digitisation of organisations.

Smart contractsTokenFintech
Next edition
Classes start26 January, 2024
Program ends26 April, 2024 (To be confirmed)
ECTS credits15
ScheduleFriday from 4 pm to 9 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm.
Price3500 €

With this program you will specialize in blockchain, the most demanded skill by companies (Linkedin), and will allow you to concretize and apply your self-taught efforts in an intensive program guided by recognized experts in Barcelona.

The Postgraduate Course in Blockchain and Web 3.0 is a 13-week accelerator, in which you will receive personalized consulting to define and carry out a real project. To do this, we bring together the most recognized actors and experts in Barcelona to learn about blockchain technology, web 3.0, metaverse, defi, cryptos, supply chain, smart contracts, among others.

The blockchain or Web 3.0 are generating new forms of business integration and interrelationship based on smart contracts and cryptoeconomy, where the boundaries of organizations and knowledge are blurring creating complex ecosystems around blockchain and payment technology.

In this context, there is a need for multidisciplinary professionals who know blockchain technology and can work in teams to solve problems or achieve common goals that cannot be achieved individually or with only a specialization in programming, economics or applications.

Aware of this need for a new blockchain technology, the Postgraduate in Blockchain and Web 3.0 will train you as a specialist in the 3 main approaches: technology, business or legal regulation to lead your own professional project or work in innovative environments based on decentralized technologies, blockchain, Smart Contracts and decentralized Apps.

In addition, the Postgraduate Course in Blockchain and Web 3.0, thanks to its teaching team and collaborating companies linked to blockchain technologies, helps you to create a network of contacts and to participate in countless events in one of the most cutting-edge sectors at the business level.

Why choose this program


Aceleramos tu proyecto

El objetivo del programa es que desarrolles tu propio proyecto de blockchain y para ello ponemos a tu alcance los mejores expertos de Barcelona para que te asesoren y actúen como consultores durante 13 semanas.


Get a comprehensive overview: technological, legal, and business

You will be able to delve into and understand in detail the fundamentals of technology to be able to generate the new blockchain and crypto labour systems, thanks to a complete overview of the different areas that make up the fintech industry: technological, legal, and business. You will be able to create, from the three approaches, business models, systems and applications with an innovative business logic based on decentralized technologies, data, cryptoeconomics, Smart Contracts and decentralized Apps.


Expand your network of contacts

In an area as novel as blockchain, cryptoeconomics, and cybersecurity, you will have the opportunity to create a network of contacts with entrepreneurs from the most cutting-edge companies in Spain, whose members participate as teachers on this program in blockchain technology (Alastria, Izertis, etc.)


Learn from excellent teachers

The teaching team is made up of highly reputed academics in the blockchain technology sector, as well as experts whose day-to-day lives are directly related to blockchain, cryptocurrencies, p2p networks, and other DLT technologies.


Learn one of the most demanded professions

Get to know the technologies that are changing the companies’ future and become part of one of the most sought-after professions. Blockchain, web 3.0, metaverse, defi, cryptos, supply chain and smart contracts are some of the technologies that will be addressed in the program.

Who is it for?

The program is aimed at senior and junior professionals from different industries (banking and FinTech, consultants, lawyers, engineers, etc.) keen on learning about the blockchain technology challenges and new systems affecting the cybersecurity of their companies and startups. The postgraduate course is specially designed for self-taught profiles looking to fine tune and apply their learnings with specialised support.


The Postgraduate in Blockchain and Web 3.0 is structured into 3 blocks on technology fundamentals that cover the three pillars or areas on which the program is based: Technology, Business, and Legal.

Blockchain, DLT technologies, and cryptography

Presentation of all the technical and human elements that have had a notable influence on the birth of blockchain technology, smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies.

Analysis of the basic technical concepts that define blockchain technology. Advantages, disadvantages, and possible benefits of the use of blockchain and smart contracts.

Introduction to hash functions, public or private key, online signature, and proof of zero knowledge.

Analysis of the consensus algorithms in the most frequent smart contracts. We will explain the difficulty of making a scalable system and why this is a problem in blockchain technologies.

Basic notions of one of the pillars on which decentralized blockchain systems or dapps work, their smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies.

Mention of projects that focus on the loss of a central power with other crypto systems.

DLT-based business ecosystems

We examine the structure and the social and political business scope of DLTs and in particular blockchain technology, analysing the level of investment already made in this technology, the socio-political and economic context, the main agents, and the evolution of the industry since it began with Bitcoin in 2008.

This topic examines blockchain, smart contracts, and cryptoeconomic trends and investigates the disruptions in the fintech market caused by this technology and the impact that blockchain has, and will have, on the international scene. The student will understand the new business model that is revealed by DLT technologies, a new strategy of business ecosystems that dilute the divisions between companies, sectors, and professional specializations.

Starting with topic two, we delve into the crypto economy and how blockchain is changing countless sectors. Blockchain is promoting new payment methods and cryptocurrencies, property title registrations, and new mechanisms for negotiation, settlement, and clearing through p2p networks. We will investigate the main strategic challenges and opportunities in these areas, and we will work as a group to analyse the scope, dimension, and trajectory of this technology: Decentralized Applications (DAPP), Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO), integration with IoT, Big Data, eHealth, Banking/FinTech, crowdfounding, Intellectual property, and collaborative businesses

Socially transformative FinTech business structures. We discover how blockchain is fundamentally changing ways of doing business and the impact it has on industries, consumer habits, and society. After acquiring the necessary technical and strategic competencies, in this block we will learn to develop dynamic capacities for innovation and growth that drive the blockchain business strategy.

We go through the history and detailed operation of ICOs, their categorization (structures, discounts, duration period), and the strategic design (roadmaps). We will review in detail the must have's of an ICO (the team, the project, and the token), the marketing and community instruments, and the different ICO platforms in the market.

Finally, each student individually and in a group will design their own idea for a blockchain use case, and will apply the skills acquired in the DLT ecosystem strategy framework, analysing their strengths and weaknesses as well as their transformative potential for the business landscape. This technical, legal, and business model document is commonly referred to as a White Paper.

Legal and tax impact of DLT technologies and cryptoassets

Introduction of the legal implications of the suppression of a central power, dapps, blockchain as disruptive technology in the legal field, and smart contracts. Use cases in blockchain. Governance and regulatory challenges.

Signature, identification, and certificates in smart contracts. Blockchain crypto management systems associated with an electronic transaction signature mechanism that reformulates identity management criteria. In a context in which the legal framework for electronic signatures and digital identification is regulated by EU Regulation 910/2014 (EIDAS), it is worth exploring the possible connections between both models and their potential from a legal point of view. Other initiatives related to identity management are also covered.

Definition and legal nature of blockchain and p2p networks, categories of smart contracts, and use of systems such as solidity, legal implications of self-execution, the function of Oracles. Legal implications, technical validity vs. legal validity. Jurisdiction applicable to smart contracts.

We analyse ICOs as new financing mechanisms, and their legal key points: security or no security, the rights of the investor, and the rights of the buyer. We also explore the legal aspects of asset tokenization, an essential concept in the economic viability of blockchain ecosystems.

When launching an ICO we have to take into account the fiscal and financial aspects from different perspectives: the treatment of operations with cryptocurrencies in terms of income tax, the impact of the sale and the conversion into capital gain, indirect taxation (VAT) and legal taxation on economic activities (IAE).

Postgraduate Final Project

Throughout the course, the student will acquire the necessary skills to be able to develop and implement a fintech business model based on blockchain and smart contracts. The Final Project consists of preparing a White Paper, an essential document in any blockchain project. It describes the business model, the internal team, the incentive system or token-economics, as well as the rights and obligations of the members of the ecosystem.
The work will be done in small groups, to encourage the multidisciplinary nature of the course, and will be presented at the end of the program.
The evaluation of the Postgraduate Final Project is based on the written document and the presentation. Each student will have their own individual grade.

Note on the Curriculum

The information contained in these pages is for information purposes only and may be subject to change in the adaptation of each academic year. The definitive guide will be available to students in the virtual space before the start of each subject.

Qualification obtained

Once you have passed the program, you will obtain an electronic degree (e-Título) for Curso de Postgrado en Blockchain y otras Tecnologías DLT issued by the Pompeu Fabra University

The e-Título is an authentic digital degree, issued in pdf format and electronically signed, with the same legal validity as if it were in paper format.


The teaching team of the Postgraduate in Blockchain and Web 3.0 is made up of both highly reputable academics and professionals with entrepreneurial, financial, and innovative talent who participate in cryptoeconomics, as well as in projects, start-ups, and pioneering companies in blockchain and economics in Spain.

Academic directors

  • Mireia Artigot
    Lecturer Private Law at Pompeu Fabra University.
  • David Belgoff
    He currently holds different positions in the cybersecurity and blockchain research field for different technology centers. Founder of Licensed with more than 6 years working in the applicability of blockchain technology in different industrial and service environments.
  • Álvaro Bourkaib
    Lawyer (IP-IT-Technology Transactions).
  • Santi Casas
    CEO at Validated ID.
  • Montse Guardia
    CEO at Alastria Blockchain Ecosystem.
    Former director of digital services delivery, digital transformation and innovation at Banc Sabadell.
  • Juan Alonso Margareto
    Specialist in monitoring and performance systems with more than 10 years of experience in companies such as IBM, HP or Telefónica.
    Founder and president of The Walking Bit, a non-profit association dedicated to the dissemination of technical knowledge, especially focused on emerging technologies such as AI, Blockchain or Machine Learning, whose fundamental pillars are free software and free knowledge.
    Focused on backend development and the study of decentralization technologies.
  • Jose Luis Martí Marmol
    Professor at Pompeu Fabra University. Innovation project management.
  • Juan Pablo Mejia
    He works at the Bit2me cryptocurrency exchange and is the director of the Government Blockchain Association (GBA) in Madrid. Industrial Engineer, MBA from London Business School.
  • José Ramón Morales
    Partner of the commercial law department in Garrigues.
    Head of Technology & Outsourcing as well as part of the Garrigues Smart Cities group.
  • Toni de Weest Prat
    Tax and Corporate Lawyer - Partner at Broseta.


Teaching modality with students in face-to-face classes. The program of our university includes professional theoretical training on the blockchain ecosystem with masterclasses and also the possibility of tutoring sessions with professors specialized in blockchain technologies.
In addition to the Postgraduate Final Project, group and individual work, presentations, and practice will be carried out to deepen the concepts explained in class with their application to real cases.


Multidisciplinary approach

The credits offer the integration of technological, legal, financial, and business knowledge necessary for the application of this technology in new systems and businesses.


White Paper

Development of a real business project where you can apply the methodology and skills acquired throughout the course.


Work and presentations

Both in groups and individually, which allows you to enrich yourself with the financial knowledge of other students and create, together with the teachers, a network of contacts within the blockchain area.


The evaluation will be based on the weighted average of the final exam, group work, class participation, and the Postgraduate Final Project.

To pass the program, you must attend 80% of the classes.


Project-oriented learning and the combination of lectures and active methodologies such as case studies, flipped learning, solving real problems and professional simulations allow the student to connect theory and practice, acquire advanced skills and achieve learning which is transferable to work.

You will have:

  • Master's Final Project (TFM) or  Postgrad Final Project (TFP)
  • A personal mentor to monitor your final project (TFM or TFP)
  • Digital resources to achieve transversal skills
  • Interdisciplinary activities and workshops

Professional Future

The methodology and contents of the Postgraduate Course in Blockchain and Web 3.0 helps and guides you from the first moment right up to the professional level to understand new business paradigms, cryptocurrencies, and the implication of blockchain technology, training you in a wide variety of credits as a multidisciplinary professional capable of participating in cutting-edge projects.

Student profile

The postgraduate program brings together students, start-ups and entrepreneurs who come mainly from the three areas of new technologies that make up the postgraduate content and credits. For this reason, both Law and Finance professionals meet in the classroom, as participants whose profile and professional experience is linked to the field of information technology, business, and technology.


Average age


International students

Career opportunities

The postgraduate methodology prepares students to understand the challenges and new business models that affect their companies and start-ups and the financial environment at a professional level, so that they are able to manage projects with experience and with the application of these new DLT technologies. The program allows for extracurricular internships.

Any position that participates in a project to implement new technologies, smart contracts, and blockchain solutions in your company, business, organization, and other entrepreneurial and payment projects. Due to the complexity and novelty of this area, blockchain experts are expected to participate in multidisciplinary working groups linked to the information technology sector.

Grants, scholarships and financing


The UPF Barcelona School of Management offers you different means of financing so that you can take any of our programs without worry. We offer you the opportunity to finance part of your program, either by rewarding your talent through scholarships, through grants from entities dedicated to promoting education or through collaboration agreements with financial entities.

UPF-BSM Scholarship

Apply for one of our UPF-BSM Scholarships, awarded specifically to Pompeu Fabra University students with a good academic record.

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Grants and discounts

Alumni discounts

If you are a member of our alumni associations or of one of our partner universities, we offer you a series of applicable discounts on the amount of tuition for your program.

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UPF Employee Discounts

If you are a member or family member of an employee of the UPF group or belonged to the collaborating institutions of the UPF Barcelona School of Management, you can enjoy a series of applicable discounts on the tuition fees for your program.

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UPF Partner Latinoamerican Universities Discount

If you are alumni of one of our Partner Universities, you are entitled to a discount of 10% on the UPF Barcelona School of Management Masters and postgraduate program tuition fees (those programs with more than 15 credits).

*Discount not compatible with other scholarships, discounts and reductions.

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Financing simulator

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Collaborating entities

In addition, we collaborate with various entities which provide study loans on favorable terms. For more information you can contact any of the following links. 

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