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Introduction to Blockchain
Course Information

This is an introductory course about the mysterious world of Blockchain. In this course, participants will get insights into the theoretical concepts, key properties, components and technological features that underpin Blockchain and understand the underlying technology. They will briefly discuss the historical context that fostered the emergence of Blockchain.
Learning from real-life cases, participants will explore the current applications of Blockchain technology and bring it to life. They will learn the definitions of smart contracts and decentralised applications, the technology underpinning them and the associated risks and challenges in business applications.
This course will prepare the students to be familiar with the emerging technology by understanding the key concepts, major elements and protocols. Further, they will know the different types of Blokchain and the major differentiating points between them.

Course Objectives

The course objectives requires to:

  • Participants will have a basic understanding of Blockchain and the key concepts of its underlying technology
  • Improve the attendees blockchain skills and understanding of different types and platforms
  • Understand the structure of a blockchain and when to use it as solution or keep the legacy database
  • Analyze the structure in a blockchain based system and assess its functions, benefits and vulnerabilities
  • Describe and understand the differences between the most prominent blockchain structures
  • At the end of this course, participants will use case illustrations to understand the potential uses of Blockchain and how it can be used in their organisation
Course Outline

Day 1:
Module 1 : What is Blockchain

  • Introduction
  • What is Blockchain?
  • Assets and blockchain
  • History

Module 2: Cryptocurrency and Blockchain

  • Introduction
  • Cryptocurrency Definition
  • Bitcoin
  • Double-spending Problem

Module 3: Fundamentals of Blockchain

  • Benefits of blockchain
  • Drawbacks of blockchain
  • Append-only ledger
  • Peer to Peer (P2P)

Module 4: Decentralized vs Centralized

  • Networks and Ledgers
  • Why a decentralized system?
  • Comparison: centralized vs decentralized

Module 5: Types of Blockchain

  • Private and public
  • Permission vs permissionless
  • Syndicated and hybrid

Day 2:
Module 6: How Blocks are created?

  • Whats is a block?
  • Block header
  • How blocks are chained together?
  • Cryptography, Hashing and Merkle Trees
  • What is mining?
  • Consensus algorithms

Module 7: Type of Consensus

  • Proof of Work
  • Proof of Stake
  • Other consensus

Module 8: Ethereum and Web 3.0

  • Introduction
  • Ethereum
  • Web 3.0

Module 9: Blockchain use cases and industry adoption

  • How Blockchain is disrupting our world?
  • Statistics and numbers
  • Blockchain-led transformation business and professions
  • Real case examples
  • Future and challenges
  • Blockchain use cases and industry adoption

Module 10: Blockchain Demo

Target Audience

This course is suitable for anyone who wants an understanding of Blockchain and is interested to explore its uses and advantages for their organisation.

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Date: 12-14 July 2020

Date: 11-13 August 2020

Date: 13-15 September 2020

Duration: 2  Days

Course Timing: 

09:00am – 01:30pm

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