Block Chain Foundation Course Overview:

This course provides general overview of Blockchain technology in plain simple English without using technical jargon. It is specifically designed to answer the following questions:

  • What is Blockchain? (What exactly is it?)
  • Non-Technical Technology Overview (How does it work?)
  • Benefits of Blockchain (Why should anyone consider this?)
  • Use Cases (Where and for what apps is it appropriate?)
  • Adoption (Who is using it and for what?)
  • Implementation (How do I get started?)
  • Costs (What does it cost to use this technology?)
  • Future of Blockchain (What is its future?)

Target Audience:

This course is designed for non-technical business executives who are tasked with making business decisions about leveraging Blockchain technology in their businesses. This course is NOT appropriate for technology professionals seeking to gain deeper understanding of Blockchain technology implementation or programming level depth. Since this is an overview course, this does not contain hands-on labs or programming exercises.


Session One: What is Blockchain? (Duration 30-45)

Technology Overview
History of Blockchain
Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin) & Blockchain
Session Two: Non-Technical Technology Overview (Duration 60 minutes)

Cryptography for Executives
Key Concepts
Public Ledgers
Hashes, Block Hashes
Distributed & Peer to Peer Technologies
Digital Tokens
Smart Contracts
Bitcoin Mining
Authorization & Authentication
Session Three: Benefits of Blockchain – Myths & Facts (Duration 60 minutes)

Benefits of Blockchain – Myths & Facts
Value of Blockchain
Value of Smart Contracts
Role & Value of Digital Tokens
Common misconceptions about Blockchain
Session Four: Use Cases (Duration 90 to 120 minutes)

When is it appropriate or not appropriate to use Blockchain
Digital Wallets & Payment Systems
Money Transfers
Transaction Tracking & Management
Record Keeping
Asset Management
Financial Settlements
Securities Transactions
Session Five: Industry Adoption (120 minutes)

Who is using it and for what?
Financial Services Industry
Banking Industry
Securities & Trading Industry
Real Estate Industry
Technology Industry
Legal Industry
Supply Chain
Session Six: Implementation (Duration 30 minutes)

How do I get started?
Requirements Definition & Business Use Case
Proof of Concept Development
Tools & Technology Infrastructure
Deployment Strategy
Costs What does it cost to use this technology?
Session Seven: Future of Blockchain (Duration 30 minutes)

What is its future?
Industry by Industry Outlook

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