The blockchain is about to radically transform how humans and machines engage in economic activity, forever. While humans have been using formal institutions to reduce uncertainty in trade since the dawn of time, this technology is evolving this age-old model into something far more interesting: the distributed autonomous organization.
Say goodbye to the Information Superhighway and hello to the Decentralized Economy.
Even for the most informed technologists, this technology is complicated and often dense subject matter to internalize and understand fully.
This course is here to help students unpack the ideas and better understand what the most significant opportunities are in and around this new technology.
The Certified Blockchain Expert is a skilled professional who understands and knows in-depth what is Blockchain and how it works and also uses the same knowledge to build Blockchain-based applications for enterprises and businesses.
This is an exhaustive training and exam based program aims to provide proof-of-knowledge of the certificate holder in this space.
This technology is evolving very fast & enabling businesses to build compelling solutions at a lesser cost.
Enterprises are struggling to identify the right talent to deploy in-house-based projects.
This certification will work as a bridge between resources & businesses (employees, consultants & advisers) to give enterprises confidence in the quick hire.
From cryptocurrencies to ICOs, from Fintech companies to robot-advising, finance innovations are impacting not only the way financial intermediaries operate but also the way your industry generates and captures value.
Digital Finance (DF) helps you understand these technologies and see how you can create value and revenue from them.
In a world where disruptive technology enables you to monetize almost anything, you will discover new opportunities from Fintech, big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning amongst other innovations.
Create revenue from these new financial technologies.
You might be interested in other Financial programs as a next step.
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 some different perspectives providing foundational knowledge that will enable delegates to return to their organizations, or community projects, with a clear understanding of how this critical technology impacts the bottom line.
The blockchain components are then supplemented with an overview of Alternative Finance.
Identify the type of financial instruments emerging from technology that your business can use
Discover how you monetize digital transformation to secure your business future
Explore Fintech’s breakthroughs and understand the role of cryptocurrencies in this new finance world
Get practical knowledge of blockchain technology and find potential applications for your business
Participants who fully attend this course and complete the test on the last day will receive a Strategic Axis Professional Certificate (SAPC). SAPC certificates are regionally recognized and can be quite valuable when applying for more senior roles within the organization or outside.
Why is blockchain so important? Benefits and pitfalls considered
How is blockchain used? High-level case studies
Alternative Finance – linkage to alternative payment solutions
Front to back – business process flows & making money – goods & services
Technology architecture – centralized vs. distributed
Banking and payments infrastructure
Central banking, correspondent banking, commercial banking, investment banking
Alternative finance frameworks
What is the interaction between organizations?
Supply and purchase
What is money and how does it acquire value?
The advent of the internet and the case for digital money
How central banks work within the broader economy
The world pre-bitcoin
Bitcoin and why study it?
The emergence of blockchain from Bitcoin – the BoE paper
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Today – Intro – Exchanges – CryptoCompare
The concept of a blockchain – multiple blockchains
What other blockchain, cryptocurrency platforms are there and what do they do?
Current examples and their application
The challenge of online money – issues related to the sending and receiving of money
The relationship between blockchain and cryptocurrency – separable
Enterprise-Grade – Public and Private Blockchains – High Level Use Cases
Digital signing and Public key encryption
Hashing (importance of)
The concept of identity
Example basic currencies
PRACTICAL EXERCISES – Understanding Wallets, Sending and Receiving Bitcoin
Centralized and decentralized networks
Consensus (and relationship to identity)
Building a blockchain – looking at a blockchain working
Rewarding participation – the need for a currency; private vs. public
Creating a currency
The synergy between a blockchain and cryptocurrency (and why is this beneficial)
A Bitcoin transaction and transaction fees
The DAO and Ethereum story
Regulatory and central banking perspectives
Legitimacy – what the law says
New York’s BitLicense
Disrupting your business model
Commercial perspectives – how do you engage a blockchain company?
What are the economics of issuing a cryptocurrency?
The broader narrative – what’s happening in blockchain?
Core technology components
Trust fabrics – hashing and Anti-Money Laundering solutions
Cryptocurrencies as utility vectors
Digital Wallet & Payments
Role of central banks
Why Alternative Finance?
Metrics – Size, Players, Growth, Trends, Structure, Headlines
The challenge of interoperability
Peer to Peer Business Lending
Equity-Based Crowd Funding
Islamic Finance and Islamic Crowdfunding