Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Technology

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<p>For those who have heard about Bitcoin and Blockchain, and need to understand</p> <p>… where blockchain could or will have a major strategic impact on their business, as a threat or as an opportunity.<br /> … where blockchain offers a tactical opportunity to improve, diversify or optimise current business activities.<br /> … where data and transaction immutability is key.<br /> … the disruptive opportunities blockchain ( shared ledger ) technology will offer.</p> <p>This course provides a concise introduction with hands on exercise to provide a solid introduction. The day focuses on terminology and basic concepts of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, build a simple blockchain and appreciate its possible use cases, associated issues, opportunities and possibilities.</p> <p>Audience</p> <p>This course is suitable for a wide range of people - from business managers to general IT workers, who need both an overview of blockchain capabilities and a technical view inside blockchain processing.</p> <p><strong>Session 1 - Blockchain</strong></p> <p>● Blockchain - the history<br /> ● Purpose - why is it, what is it? ( + examples )<br /> ● Blockchain - advantages and disadvantages<br /> ● Hashing - tamper proof transaction histories and SHA-256<br /> ● Digital Signatures: Public Keys - Private Keys<br /> ● Architecture - Centralised vs. Decentralised, Public vs. Private, Permissioned vs. Permissionless<br /> ● The Chain - Blocks and Records and Querying<br /> ● Consensus and immutability (Mining) - Proof of work (Stake), The 51% attack<br /> ● Double Spend issues<br /> ● The Blockchain Process<br /> ● Summary</p> <p><strong>Session 2 - Cryptocurrency</strong></p> <p>● Bitcoin - value, trust. A digital asset (2009)<br /> ● Buying and Selling - wallets, exchanges and price movements<br /> ● Bitcoin Transactions<br /> ● Bitcoin Storage options - wallets<br /> ● Bitcoin Payment - options and services<br /> ● Bitcoin Mining and Transaction fees<br /> ● Anonymity<br /> ● Altcoins - create your own<br /> ● Etherium and Smart Contracts - DAO, DAC<br /> ● Summary</p> <p><strong>Session 3 - Blockchain Workshop</strong></p> <p>● Ledgers - Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) : public and private<br /> ● The commercial players and BAAS ( Blockchain As A Service )<br /> ● Practical - Blockchain simple application: definition, creation and use ( And API’s )<br /> ● Summary</p> <p><strong>Session 4 - Extras and Summary </strong></p> <p>● Blockchain Use Cases<br /> ● ICO’s ( Initial Coin Offerings )<br /> ● Soft Forks and Hard Forks, SegWit<br /> ● Compliance, Security and Risks - Government, FCA, SEC, Tax, AML, KYC, BitLicense ● Next Steps and the future - barriers and opportunities - when to use, when to not.<br /> ● Summary</p>

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