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Blockchain – a Practical, Strategic & Commercial Guide

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Apr 28—29
2 days
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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London, United Kingdom
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Dec 11—12
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Description

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.

Agenda

Blockchain: A Practical, Strategic & Commercial Guide

INTRODUCTION

Course Structure

  • Why is blockchain so important?
  • How is blockchain used? Sector Examples
  • Market dynamics

CONTEXT - 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) - Money

  • 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 Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin 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?

  • Cryptographic primitives
  • The hash function | SHA 256 and examples
  • Digital signing
  • 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
  • Smart Contracts
  • Using Smart Contracts

Market Overview

  • Currency Segmentation
  • Market trends
  • 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
  • Cyber security

Corporate Structures

  • Digital currency companies
  • Governance
  • Distributed Autonomous Organisations

Regulatory, Tax and Compliance

  • Government Perspectives
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Tax Treatment
  • Money Laundering - KYC and AML

Workshop Session: Using blockchain and digital currency technology

Opportunity Assessments

  • Proof of Concept
  • Blockchain Strategies
  • 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
  • Challenges with Blockchain Technology
  • IOTA

THE FUTURE

  • Where next for blockchain technology?
  • Vision and Opportunities
  • Barriers

Who should attend

Analysts, Managers and Directors, covering line and project roles working in Technology, Operations and Finance

Commercial, Legal, Compliance and Procurement Teams

Experts

Haydn Jones has over 20 years’ commercial, operational and technical experience working for commercial/investment banks (UBS/Deutsche Bank), a central bank (the Bank of England), a management consultancy firm (A.T. Kearney) and a global technology company (Fujitsu). He has depth in terms of opera...

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