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Blockchain for Business: The New Industrial Revolution

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Blockchain for Business: The New Industrial Revolution
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With every disruptive technology comes massive opportunity. Blockchain, used by thousands of people all around the world, is still in its infancy and is already being coined as, “The Internet of Money”.

If you want to get ahead of the game and open your eyes to all of the ways your business can take advantage of this new tech, or if you simply want to open your eyes to the business opportunities around you,  this course is undoubtedly for you. 

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Profound understanding of what blockchain and is its potential global impact
  • Develop a solid fundamental understanding of the inner workings of blockchain with detailed explanations of “mining”, decentralized consensus, cryptography, smart contracts and many other important concepts
  • Recognize the opportunities in the blockchain business landscape
  • Business applications of blockchain technology
  • Have a clear and realistic view on the current state of blockchain technology with its issues, limitations and potential solutions that can take it to the next level.

Who Is This Course For:

  • Students preparing for their successful future careers
  • Bankers and other financial professionals interested in cutting-edge financial innovation
  • Business executives and managers interested in the potential impact of blockchain on their industry
  • Entrepreneurs looking for more innovation within the blockchain space
  • Entrepreneurs looking to boost their existing business models and complement their ideas with the power of blockchain
  • Legal and accounting professionals interested in the new market opportunities blockchain, distributed ledger technology and crypto-assets are opening up
  • Government officials, regulators and other public sector professionals who want to understand thoroughly and keep up-to-date with the latest advancements in a technology with high potential impact on business, the economy and society as a whole
  • Legal professionals interested to participate in shaping the legal and regulatory framework around blockchain and crypto-assets
  • Tech enthusiasts interested in the latest developments in blockchain
  • Any ambitious individuals interested in the ways blockchain can change the world

Course Content:

  • How blockchain will change the world in 8 pictures
  • Blockchain for Business – instructor into and course outline
  • Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies – the fastest growing market we have seen?
  • Welcome to the world of Blockchain
  • What is money? The three main characteristics of money
  • A brief history of money – from gold to digital money
  • Why cryptocurrencies are the next logical step in monetary evolution?
  • How Bitcoin was born
  • Early scientific breakthroughs
  • Major historic milestones preceding Bitcoin’s creation
  • Understanding the idea behind Bitcoin
  • The advantages of a decentralized payment system
  • Bitcoin’s five forces
  • Force #1 – Blockchain
  • Blockchain – a distributed ledger
  • Force #2 – Cryptography
  • Cryptography – the technique used to secure Bitcoin
  • Force #3 – Consensus
  • Consensus Mechanism – Digital Signatures
  • Consensus mechanism – Introduction to Proof-of-Work
  • Consensus mechanism – Mining and Proof-of-Work
  • Consensus mechanism – Game Theory
  • Consensus mechanism – What happens if miners misbehave?
  • Consensus mechanism – 51% attacks
  • Consensus mechanism – an important detail about consensus attacks
  • Software code base – the Script programming language
  • Alternative use cases of Bitcoin
  • Introduction to Ethereum
  • How Vitalik Buterin Created Ethereum
  • How Ethereum took the idea of Blockchain to the next level
  • The Ethereum Virtual Machine
  • Ethereum – a global platform for decentralized applications
  • Ethereum and Initial Coin Offerings
  • Decentralized Autonomous Organizations – a look into the future
  • Ethereum – key take-aways
  • Industry-specific blockchains
  • Privacy on the Blockchain. Privacy coins (Monero, Zcash, Dash)
  • The R3 Corda project
  • The Hyperledger project
  • Hyperledger frameworks
  • The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
  • The future of Blockchain: Public and private blockchains
  • Blockchain’s disruptive potential
  • Why banks shouldn’t ignore blockchain
  • Banking business lines that could be disrupted by blockchain
  • Trade finance on the blockchain
  • Blockchain and insurance
  • Blockchain and investment banking
  • Blockchain and financial regulators
  • Blockchain and the retail industry
  • Blockchain and Intellectual Property
  • Blockchain and the food industry supply chain
  • Blockchain and Google
  • Blockchain and Facebook
  • Blockchain and Amazon
  • Blockchain and Apple
  • Current issues and potential solutions to take blockchain to the next level
  • Scalability solutions
  • Scalability solutions: Proof-of-Stake
  • Scalability solutions: Sharding
  • Scalability solutions: Lightning networks, Plasma, Truebit
  • Interoperability between blockchains
  • Next generation blockchains – Tezos, Polkadot, Cosmos, Cardano, Zilliqa
  • Blockchain for Business – Conclusion
  • 100% of course completion

“I was a complete layman for Blockchain technology. However, this course shows you a whole new world; covers all the details around Blockchain technology gradually connecting the dots, answers several questions along the way which keeps popping up while taking this course. The instructor has put together all the information that is required to get started with this technology. One of the best courses I'd recommend.” - Snigdha D.
“Very informative and easy to follow. Perfect if you’re trying to figure out the best area in the blockchain/crypto space!” - Jonathan S.
“Best course ever. This is the kind of course you do before taking a serious certification. Please make notes. The information is gold. This Course, if done sincerely (with notes) takes around a week). Great work!” - Amit W.