Blockchain Simplified for Beginners

Description

This course is in English.

Course Description:

Blockchain is not a buzzword anymore, but a digital economy phenomenon with revolutionary potential.  Blockchain is the ultimate “trust machine” that offers a dynamic shared ledger that can be applied to reduce time when recording transactions between parties, eliminate the need for intermediaries and remove related costs, and significantly minimize risks of fraud and tampering.  And as an incredibly secure technology, Blockchain raises the standards when transacting, creates new collaboration opportunities, unlocks value and disrupts different industries. 

Join this short and simplified 3-hour course on blockchain, designed with high-quality teaching techniques following an innovative learning methodology to enable individuals from all kinds of backgrounds understand what is blockchain, how it functions, why and how societies should use this technology and its current and future applications.

This course uses learner-centred teaching methods and techniques to offer participants a simple explanation of Blockchain technology.  By breaking down terminology, definitions, concepts and processes such as Bitcoin, cryptography, consensus mechanisms, cryptocurrencies and smart contracts this course is made simple for everyone to understand and be able to further explore the technology. 

Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will

 

  • comprehend the revolutionary Blockchain Technology and its whole process
  • understand the Bitcoin Blockchain
  • explore in a simplified manner Blockchain’s features and characteristics
  • discuss public, private, permissioned, permissionless and hybrid blockchains
  • understand the basics of Smart Contracts and how they can be used
  • go through Blockchain Applications including popular cryptocurrencies and industry use cases
  • explore top Blockchain protocols
  • have an interactive discussion on whether blockchain is the next internet

 Key topics

  • A simplified introduction to Blockchain
  • Bitcoin Blockchain
  • What is Blockchain, how it works, features, characteristics
  • The role of cryptography
  • The network- Consensus Mechanism (PoW)
  • Nodes, miners and mining: Winning a price
  • Blockchain Evolution
  • Ethereum
  • Blockchain Consensus Mechanisms Variants (PoS, PoA, PoC, etc.)
  • Public Vs. private blockchains
  • Permissioned, Permission-less and Hybrid blockchains
  • Smart Contracts Fundamentals
  • Blockchain Applications: Popular cryptocurrencies and industry use cases
  • Understanding tokenization
  • Overview of top Blockchain protocols
  • Discussion: Is Blockchain the next internet?
  • Closing Remarks

Audience: This course is suitable for individuals from all kinds of backgrounds who are interested in learning Blockchain technology in a simplified way.

CPD accreditation: 

*The course may be approved for up to 3CPD units verified directly by the participant's association, regulator or other bodies which holds membership.

** For the Cyprus Bar Association Members this counts as part of their Continuous Professional Development, qualified as Non-verifiable CPDs.

*Group rates available.   **Early Bird discount may apply. 

 

This course can be offered inhouse, customised to your business needs.

THIS COURSE IS NOT SUBSIDIZED BY HRDA, PLEASE IGNORE THE DOCUMENTS YOU MIGHT RECEIVE UPON YOUR REGISTRATION.

Summary

Course dates

Oct 19 - Oct 19, 2021

Class hours

09:30-12:30

Subsidy

Not subsidised by HRDA

Training certificate

Infocredit Professional Education (IPE)

Method of instruction

online

Language

English

Educational material

digital

Laptop

required

Payment

online

Course Instructors

Christiana Aristidou

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