Blockchain - A Practical, Strategic & Commercial Guide
Developments in the FinTech space are transforming financial services and blockchain and distributed ledger technology is at the forefront of this revolution. Both The Wall Street Journal and The Economist have described it as technology that could change the world.
Blockchain offers banks, asset managers and other organisations the potential to achieve considerable cost savings, efficiencies and resilience in relation to their payment and payment execution systems. These are developments that no senior executive can afford to ignore. Gaining a foothold at this early stage is vital in shaping the technology strategies of the future.
This course provides a grounded and organisationally relevant introduction to blockchain and related cryptocurrency technology. Starting from first principles, the course approaches the technology from a number of different perspectives providing foundational knowledge that will enable delegates to return to their own organisations with a clear understanding of how this important technology impacts the bottom line.
This course is a comprehensive guide to understanding and using blockchain technology, and through practical demonstrations and examples, will leave people with real sense of what’s possible.
Who should attend
Analysts, Managers and Directors, covering line and project roles working in Technology, Operations and Finance
Commercial, Legal, Compliance and Procurement Teams
Background and Introductions
Why is blockchain so important?
How is blockchain used? Sector Examples
How organisations work and examples:
Front to back | Business process flows & making money | Goods & services
Technology architecture | Centralised vs. Distributed
Supply and purchase
The emergence of cryptocurrencies (and the blockchain)
What is money and how does it acquire value?
Banking and payments infrastructure
Central banking and regulation
The advent of the internet and the case for digital money
History of Cryptocurrencies
The world pre-bitcoin
The challenge of digital money | Sending and Receiving Money Online
Bitcoin and why study it?
The emergence of blockchain from BitcoinBitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Today
Digital currencies - Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, Dash, Litecoin, Zcash, Monero etc
Understanding Wallets, Sending and Receiving Bitcoin
High Level - How blockchains and cryptocurrencies work?
The hash function | SHA 256 and examples
Public / private key infrastructure
The concept of identity and wallets
Transactions and Consensus Protocols
Digital Currency Trading Exercise
The Blockchain Game - Compete to Mine A Digital Currency
Decentralised Applications - Open Software and Smart Contracts
Ethereum and EOS
Using Smart Contracts
Initial Coin Offerings and capital raising
Digital Currency Trading Exercise
Introduction to digital currency trading and currency exchanges
Example trading indicators - MACD, Moving Averages, Relative Strength
Digital currency companies
Distributed Autonomous Organisations
Regulatory, Tax and Compliance
Money Laundering - KYC and AML
Workshop Session: Using blockchain and digital currency technology
Proof of Concept
Commercial Perspectives - how do you engage a blockchain company?
Blockchain Technologies By Sector and Function
Sector Review - Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Media
Functional Review - Provenance, Procurement, Payments, Sales and Identity
Beyond Blockchain Technology
Challenges with Blockchain Technology
Where next for blockchain technology?
Vision and Opportunities
|Capacity||Max 12 Persons|
|Training Type||Classroom / Virtual Classroom|