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In today’s world, modern organizations must be prepared to use blockchain technologies. Decision makers must be familiar with the basic principles and best practices of blockchain and how to best leverage the technology in the enterprise. In this course, experts from academia and industry share their knowledge to give participants the principles, the state of the practice, and strategies for the future.
Sessions will address blockchain design and architecture, tokenization, and mitigating security vulnerabilities. Participants will also perform blockchain transactions and create a cryptocurrency. Cryptographic key creation and management will be covered. Learners will also review strategies for crowd funding and plan for an initial coin offering (ICO). Blockchain governance design, critical components, and current approaches are presented.
The majority of the course (about 75%) is geared toward participants at the decision-making level who need a broad overview, rather than those who are already deeply immersed in the technical aspects of blockchain (tokenization, crypto defense, etc.), although both groups will find the course valuable.
Blockchain is a very large subject, and therefore this course is only intended to cover the basics of the current leading and pressing blockchain topics. The result is that we can cover many different approaches. We cover the introduction of a topic and after the fundamentals, you can explore further on your own. The goal is for participants to understand the utility of each topic, not to become specialists in any one subject.

Participant Takeaways

  • Describe blockchain key principles
  • Describe cryptocurrency key principles
  • Describe cybersecurity of cryptocurrencies
  • Describe applications of blockchain to banking
  • Describe blockchain applications to fields other than banking
  • Describe legal and regulatory aspects of blockchain technology
  • Make effective decisions taking into account the key trends of blockchain technology implementation
  • Describe the implementation of financial tools for the cryptocurrencies
  • Create smart contracts
  • Create blockchain transactions
  • Create tokens
  • Create cryptocurrencies

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for C-suite and decision makers in a wide variety of industries including finance, law, education, and government.


A laptop or Chromebook with which you have administrative privileges is required for this course.

Program Outline

Program Overview: Blockchain trends, fundamentals, and course overview

One Hour Blockchain: Build a one hour "naive blockchain" to explore components and principles

Blockchain in Financial Markets:  Software, architectures, and applications of blockchain to financial markets

Blockchain Platforms: Leading blockchain tools, open source, platforms, and ecosystems

Blockchain in Energy Markets: Software, architectures, and applications of blockchain to energy markets

ICOs: Initial coin offerings, token sales, or crowdsales

Cryptocurrencies: Digital tokens designed to work as a medium of exchange

Permissioned, Private, Blockchains: Blockchain permissioned networks, identity, and custom rules

Blockchain in Supply Chain: Software, architectures, and applications of blockchain to supply chains

DAOs: Blockchain Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

Consensus Mechanisms: Blockchain consensus protocols & algorithms

Smart Contracts: Computer programs to facilitate, verify, or enforce contract performance

Blockchain Challenges: Blockchain scalability, mining, and centralization

Security: Blockchain technology applications to cybersecurity

Legal: Legal and regulatory aspects of blockchain and smart contracts

Governance: Forks, leadership, and governance


The type of content you will learn in this course, whether it's a foundational understanding of the subject, the hottest trends and developments in the field, or suggested practical applications for industry.

Fundamentals: Core concepts, understandings, and tools - 30%|Latest Developments: Recent advances and future trends - 20%|Industry Applications: Linking theory and real-world - 50%
Delivery Methods

How the course is taught, from traditional classroom lectures and riveting discussions to group projects to engaging and interactive simulations and exercises with your peers.

Lecture: Delivery of material in a lecture format - 50%|Discussion or Groupwork: Participatory learning - 30%|Labs: Demonstrations, experiments, simulations - 20%

What level of expertise and familiarity the material in this course assumes you have. The greater the amount of introductory material taught in the course, the less you will need to be familiar with when you attend.

Introductory: Appropriate for a general audience - 30%|Specialized: Assumes experience in practice area or field - 60%|Advanced: In-depth explorations at the graduate level - 10%