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The popular media is saturated with stories about Bitcoin, but it’s the underlying blockchain technology that allows Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to work. Even outside of cryptocurrency applications, blockchain is a broad disruptor with far-reaching implications for many areas of business. Distributed trust, guaranteed authentication combined with un-hackable anonymity – the ability to leverage use cases with these and other blockchain capabilities is powerful.

Most exciting is the fact that Blockchain is an accessible technology you can leverage and use in your own organization. Early adopters can gain a significant competitive advantage. In a world where digital transformation is the common goal, blockchain applications are core enablers.

Guided by a senior expert, this blockchain course explains in detail how blockchain can be applied to real-world applications, products, and business processes. Day one establishes detailed real-world literacy on blockchain, where it is going, and how it can be used. It demystifies blockchain technology and helps you understand the use cases, challenges, and roadmap of blockchain. Day two is a detailed workshop day on applied corporate strategy for stakeholders in organizations who wish to navigate the practical aspects of actually incorporating blockchain into applications and use cases. You will take a deeper look into blockchain technology, and will focus on understanding business and technology requirements. The final day is comprised of hands-on lab work in Hyperledger and Ethereum for those with some development experience to get practical engineering skills using blockchain themselves.

Course Outline

Part 1: Real-world Literacy

  1. Introduction

    • Instructor
    • Course Objectives & Topics
  2. Blockchain History

    • Blockchain Overview
    • Predecessors to Blockchain Technology
    • Comparable Technology
    • Foundational Constructs
    • The Birth of Bitcoin
  3. Concepts

  4. Peer-to-Peer Systems

  5. Consensus Protocols

  6. Public Key Cryptography

  7. Hashing

  8. Transactions and Blocks

  9. Double Spend Problem

  10. Wallets

  11. Smart Contracts

  12. Oracles

  13. Beyond Cryptocurrencies: Blockchain Value Proposition & Benefits

  14. Core tenets of blockchain technology

  15. Shared Data & Business Logic

  16. Immutability

  17. Security

  18. Smart Contracts

  19. Smart Contracts

  20. Value Proposition

  21. Business Use Cases

  22. Financial Services

  23. Supply Chain

  24. Legal

  25. Others (i.e. entertainment Industry)

  26. Blockchain Challenges

  27. Adoption

  28. Security

  29. Interoperability & Standards

  30. Technology Maturity

  31. Regulatory Concerns

  32. Legal: Validity of Data & Enforceability of Smart Contracts

  33. User Experience

  34. Permissioned vs Permissionless Ledgers

  35. Transactions

  36. Memberships

  37. Consensus

  38. Blockchain Trends

  39. Security

  40. Decentralization

  41. Industry Specific Ledgers & Permissioned Ledger

  42. Low cost transactions & Throughput

  43. Smart Contracts & Technolegal Movement

  44. Blockchain Ecosystem

  45. Review of top 10: Such as NEO, ICON, EOS, Wanchain, Ethereum, Fabric, Iroha, Fabric

  46. Review of top 20 blockchain-based startups across industries: Such as Monax (formerly known as Eris), Everyledger.

Part 2: Applied Corporate Strategy

  1. Blockchain in Action
  2. Ethereum Mist Wallet
  3. Sending Transactions
  4. Smart Contract Overview

  5. Deep Dive into Permissioned Ledgers

  6. Pros & Cons

  7. Security Model

  8. Software as a Service Solutions

  9. Deploying in-house Solutions

  10. Application-based or Platform-based Blockchain Solutions

  11. Internal Business Use Cases & Considerations

  12. Approving the Business Use Case

  13. Technology Assessment:

  14. Blockchain Solution

  15. Internal Architecture

  16. Internal Infrastructure

  17. Non-functional Considerations

  18. Performance

  19. Security

  20. Resiliency

  21. Prioritization, Business Engagement and Timelines

  22. Potential Revenue Streams

  23. Design, Build, Deploy and Maintain

Part 3: Practical Engineering Practice with Hyperledger and Ethereum

Ethereum and using Ethereum

  1. Ethereum Overview
  2. History
  3. Value Proposition

  4. Ethereum Concepts

  5. Network

  6. Ether

  7. Gas

  8. EVM

  9. Ethereum Transactions

  10. Using a wallet

  11. Measuring transaction costs

  12. Ethereum Clients, Network and Geth

  13. JavaScript API

  14. Ethereum Smart Contracts Overview

  15. Solidity Overview

  16. Developing, Deploying, Executing

  17. Contract Design Patterns

  18. Developing a DApp

  19. Truffle Boxes

  20. Testing

  21. Deploying a DApp

  22. Testnet

  23. Mainnet

  24. Ethereum Ecosystem and Roadmap

Hyperledger Fabric Identity over anonymity. Selectivity endorsement over Proof of work. PoS on Bitcoin and Ethereum is resource intensive.

  1. Fabric Overview
  2. History
  3. Value Propostion
  4. Shared Ledger: Permissioned, Shared Between Participants
  5. Smart Contracts: Encoding Business Logic
  6. Privacy: Identity over Anonymity, Authenticated Transactions
  7. Trust: Selective Endorsement
  8. Finality

  9. Actors in a Blockchain Network

  10. Hyperledger Composer

  11. Mode, build and deploy business networks

  12. Open Development Toolset

  13. Components of Fabric

  14. Ledger

  15. Smart Contract

  16. Peer Network

  17. Membership Services

  18. Events

  19. System Management

  20. Wallet: Identity Store

  21. Integrations

  22. Chaincode

  23. Integrations

  24. Architectural Considerations

9, Network Considerations * Nodes and Roles

  1. Fabric Ecosystem and Roadmap

Who should attend

This blockchain course is for those that have experience with developing applications or building software architecture. Some titles that would find this course useful include:

  • Software Developers
  • Engineers
  • IT and Engineering Consultants
  • Solutions Architect
  • IT operations staff


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