l Blockchain Fundamentals Course | Solveworx

 COURSE SUMMARY

The purpose of this course is to give each individual a complete 'A to Z' view of the blockchain, starting with the basics, and progressing over 3-days, through step-by-step learning, for a thorough understanding of the topic
[See 'AGENDA' Tab below for the detailed outline]

What you will learn

The course consists of 12 modules over three days and begins with a inquiry into the origins of blockchain and bitcoin and moves on to a practical, 'hands-on' introduction to bitcoins, where individuals get to register and open their own bitcoin accounts, and is designed to demonstrate, not only the practical, everyday use of blockchain, but is used to illustrate the key ideas driving technology uptake.

The course broadens out by studying why these idea’s are able to drive new, disruptive business models, and continues further, looking at the different elements and components that make up blockchain, as welll as the practical use cases and opportunities (including the where and how things have not gone according to plan). The course then looks at how different organisations are using blockchain in innovative ways, including its impact on contracts, payments, ownership, transactions and settlement, and surveys as welll as the different responses of governments and regulators, before wrapping up with a look into the future, including potential impacts and and where Blockchain is headed.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites and no formal blockchain knowledge or training is required. Attending this course is an ideal way to get a wide, 360° perspective, and is designed to help you to understand the jargon and connect the dots, by quickly ramping up your understanding of the subject

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

 What Makes Blockchain Unique
 Which Features Are Driving Innovation, Adoption & Disruption
 Why It Is Attracting Such Interest From Different Quarters
 How Are Governments, Regulators Facing The Challenge
 How Are Regulators And The Market Responding
 How It Is Reshaping Our Notions Of Trust And Value?
 Who Stands To Gain And Who Stands To Lose
 When Will This Happen And What Can We Expect?
 The Impact Blockchain Will Have On Your Life!
ENHANCE THE EXPERTISE OF

  •  The 'C' suite: CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, COOs, CFOs, CMOs
  •  Executives, Directors, VP's, and EVP's
  •  Innovation Experts, ProjectManagers and SME's
  •  VP's, and EVP's of Banks andFinancial Institutions
  •  Retail and Electronic Banking Business Unit Heads, Leaders and Managers
  •  Strategy, Risk, HR Executives and Managers
  •  Digital/Mobile Executives and Directors
COURSE OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES

 Blockchain: A tour of the foundational ideas & concepts
 Introduction to the technology
 The Power of Blockchain – the core pillars of strength
 The Achilles Heel of Blockchain – the core challenges, dangers & risks
 Blockchain & Crypto-Currencies: Trust, Tax, Fraud & Crime
 Blockchain: Finance, Fintech & Banking
 Blockchain: Outside the world of Banking & Finance
 Digital-Currencies, Smart contracts & DAO's
 Blockchain: Regulation & identity
 Introduction to the technology
 The Power of Blockchain – the 10 core pillars of strength
 The Achilles Heel of Blockchain – 10 core weaknesses, dangers & risks
 Anonymity & pseudo-anonymity
 Privacy & secrecy
 The tools used to obscure identity within Blockchain
 The dis-intermediation of trust & the implications for Banks & Regulators
 The auditing power of Blockchain
 Regulation & identity
 Blockchain, BitCoins & the power to subvert
 Blockchain; Trust, Secrecy & Criminality
 Crypto-Currencies, Tax, Evasion & Fraud
 Regulation, identity & Crime using Tech to subvert tax systems
 How should Governments, regulators, authorities & business respond?
 Currency controls, International Payments & Crime
 Legal precedents & implications
 Case studies & Real-world examples
 The (almost) unlimited applications of Blockchain Technology
 Converge, IOT, AI & Robotics
 What Businesses should be thinking about
 What the experts are saying
 What are the risks? (and where are they coming from?)
COURSE AGENDA

DAY 1: THE ORIGINS, POWER AND UNIQUENESS OF BLOCKCHAIN

An INTRODUCTION TO BLOCKCHAIN
 Satoshi Nakamoto & the history of Blockchain
 From Margin to Mainstream
 Hands-on Exercise
  ★  Open/Register Digital Wallet Account
  ★ Deposit & Credit a Digital Stored Value account
  ★ Transfer & Transmit Digital Currency

WHAT MAKES BLOCKCHAIN UNIQUE
 Mining & Proof of Work
 Blocks, Tokens & Hashing
 Forks, Nodes & Sidechains
 Consensus, Authority (POA) & Linking

THE POWER OF BLOCKCHAIN
 The Pillars of Strength
 Decentralising Trust
 Democratising Access & Authority
 Scalability, and other Challenges
 The Limits of the Technology

BLOCKCHAIN: VARIANTS & TYPES
 Public vs Private
 Permissioned vs. ‘Permissionless’
 Blockchain Hybrids
 BAAS - Blockchain As A Service
 Open Source vs. Proprietary 

DAY 2: CONNECTING THE DOTS - INNOVATION, ADOPTION & DISRUPTION

SECURITY & TECHNOLOGY
 Cryptography
 Hashing & Algorithms
 Privacy & Confidentiality
 Secrecy & Security
 Scalability, Growth & Integrity

OBFUSCATING AND OBSTRUCTING IDENTITY & ORIGINS
 Anonymity & TumbleBits
 Blockchain & Crypto-currency Tumblers
 Obfuscation: ZCash, Monero & Dash
 Tax Evasion, Fraud & Crime

PROVENANCE, TRACEABILITY & PROOF
 "Every product has a story"
 Traceability, Ownership & Evidence
 Blockchain, Blood Diamonds, Airplanes & Fish
 IP and protecting Intangible property

THE BUSINESSES DRIVING ADOPTION
 Bitcoin, Crypto & Digital Currencies (incl. exchanges)
 Initial Coin Offering (ICO's)
 Distributed Autonomous Organisations (DAO's)
 Distributed Ledgering & HyperLedgers
 Smart Contracts & Ethereum
 dApp (decentralized applications) 

DAY 3: INSIGHTS INTO THE IMPACT ON GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS & SOCIETY

BLOCKCHAIN: TAX & FRAUD & CRIME
 lessons From the Silk Road Affair
 The Mount Gox Fiasco
 How should Authorities Respond

GOVERNMENT & REGULATORS
 Balancing Innovation & Regulation: Sandboxes
 Central Banks, Bitcoins & Currencies
 How Governments & Regulators are Responding
 Notable Legal Challenges and Rulings
 Looming Challenges for Governments & Regulators

THE FUTURE OF BLOCKCHAIN
 Threat, Risk or Opportunity?
 Promising Business Models & Applications
 Blockchain & the 'Internet of Things'

CLOSING
 Discussion & QA session
 Summary
 Wrap up
 Course Closure

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5-Star Conference Venue
Morning & afternoon tea's daily
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