The course is designed to teach you the basics of blockchain. Giving you a solid foundation about how it works and how it is created. The purpose of this course is to help you identify the drivers for using blockchain in the current technology environment at your organisation.
Become the blockchain expert at your organisation.
Start the discussion around the future of blockchain inside your organisation. Leave with new strategies, ideas, and contacts to take your program, team, and career to new heights.
How will blockchain improve your organisation
What will you get
2 day course roadmap
Module 1 - A history of blockchain
Understanding the premise and motivations behind the creation of blockchain.
Module 2 - Blockchain 101
Helping you answer the common questions, and developing a strong foundation for you to develop your knowledge further. It will include:
- What is the blockchain and distributed ledger
- Decentralised vs. centralised
- Consensus algorithms and Blockchain tokens
- Mining vs. minting
- Digital assets
- How physical assets are dematerialised
Module 3 - How does it work?
Developing your understand of how blockchain transactions and blocks operate. We will explore the dynamics between users and producers of blocks, as well as the use cases for permissioned blockchains and private consortium sidechains. We will also touch on private ledgers and hybrid ledgers.
Module 4 - Blockchain software landscape
There are a large number of vendors providing ancillary services around block chain. We go through how the main ones serve the market, who uses their services, and more importantly what are the current limitations of blockchain software providers.
Module 5 - Why use it?
We dive deeper into the specific use cases for Blockchain and how many of the ASX200 are using it. We will look into using blockchain as a database and compare it with using a traditional database. Through doing this we will also look at the limitations of blockchain and highlight case studies where blockchain has been used incorrectly, or only used as a buzzword but added no real benefit to the project.
Module 6 - Cyber fraud and security
One of the main benefits of using blockchain technology is for security and preventing cyber fraud. This module explores how crypto currencies are stored and protected, including private key management and multi-signature wallets. We further developer our understanding of cold storage, blockchain identity and pseudo-anonymity.
Module 7 - Blockchain industry disruption
Blockchain is a new market and there is a high risk that there will be regulatory hurdles including basel 3 and capital restrictions on banking activity. We will explore how using blockchain as a central clearing house and a move towards transparency can helping with collateral management and credit risk mitigation.
Module 8 - Blockchain industry case studies
We take a look at case studies of how some investment banks, professional services, and consulting firms are using the blockchain with their major clients. Looking through the mistakes that they have made and some of the successes they have had.
Module 9 - Smart Contracts
Introduction to smart contracts, and how they relate to blockchain. We will discuss what situations smart contracts are suitable, and how you can implement smart contracts in your organisation as a pilot program for blockchain.
Module 10 - Applications
We will discuss, and brainstorm some practical use cases for blockchain, including the use of KYC, AML CTF blockchain-based identification and reputation systems. Discussions about on-chain and off-chain assets including collateral management.
Module 11 - Blockchain Implementation
The final module will act as a capstone of the course, using all of the fundamentals from the previous 10 modules in order to provide you with a framework to understand the best approach to using blockchain in your organisation. This will include considerations such as developing blockchain in house, working with an application developer or an off the shelf solution that could be adapted to your organisation.
We will also help you answering some vital questions such as:
- Are you sure you need blockchain?
- Which type of blockchain is best suited for your organisation?
- Is distributed systems architecture beneficial?
- How to manage operation security?
- How to manage off-chain transactions
Plus some of the challenges that an organisation might come across during the adopting of a blockchain program such as:
- Regional regulatory alignment
- Recruiting blockchain experts into your organisation
- Active research areas
What do the experts say..
“The first generation of the digital revolution brought us the Internet of information. The second generation — powered by blockchain technology — is bringing us the Internet of value: a new platform to reshape the world of business and transform the old order of human affairs for the better.”
Don Tapscott, author on social impact on technology
“[Blockchain] is a remarkable cryptographic achievement and the ability to create something that is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value.”
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Alphabet (Google parent company)
“[Blockchain] gives us, for the first time, a way for one Internet user to transfer a unique piece of digital property to another Internet user, such that the transfer is guaranteed to be safe and secure, everyone knows that the transfer has taken place, and nobody can challenge the legitimacy of the transfer. The consequences of this breakthrough are hard to overstate.”
Marc Andreessen, Founder of Andreessen Horowitz
Frustrated by a corporate career in finance, working with such names as GE Capital, HSBC, and Lloyds Bank, Tim took the entrepreneurial leap of faith and plunged deep into Web 1.0 in February 1995, setting up an internet cafe-bar & restaurant and a web design house, which he sold in 2001, prior to calling Australia his home.
Here, he followed his passion for screenwriting, culminating in him writing, directing and co-producing an internationally award-winning feature film, 54 Days in 2014. When Tim went down the Blockchain Rabbit Hole for the first time in early 2015 he had that light bulb moment when he realised there was the chance to finally do something about film piracy and theft, leveraging this new and powerful technology. From here he set up Veredictum.io
Tim is a published author on corporate finance, and a regular speaker, writer and trainer on the strategic applications of blockchain.
Tim Lea, Founder of Veredictum.io
George is a blockchain and cryptocurrency consultant and advisor to global financial institutions, startups and law firms. He recently co-authored a seminal report on blockchain architecture with KPMG and Gilbert & Tobin as well as working with Brian Kelly Capital Management, an NYC hedge fund to re-architect Nautiluscoin into NSYS.
George is Entrepreneur in Residence for Blockchain & Cryptocurrency at Tyro Fintech Hub and Startupbootcamp NYC. He also writes a blog on blockchain technology and use cases at sammantics.com. George also co-founded BTC.sx, now magnr, a bitcoin trading platform in 2013. He is also a former Wall Street Senior Portfolio Manager and Market Strategist as well as a technical analyst. George holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation.
George Samman, Co-founder of Magnr