What will this course give me?
By giving you a general overview of bitcoin, ethereum and the blockchain marketplace, you’ll leave confident you can tackle conversations about these disruptive technologies. This will help you plan your next steps regardless of the department you work in.
You will learn more about what bitcoin is, its history, its security model, how to use bitcoin, storing bitcoin in a wallet, buying and selling bitcoin on an online exchange, as well as sending and receiving bitcoin from one person to another without the need for a trusted third party. If you’ve heard of Bitcoin Cash, we’ll explain the difference. The course also provides an overview of blockchain technologies including how bitcoin transactions are stored on the blockchain, how mining works through consensus, the differences between permissioned and permissionless blockchains and why these differences are important.
The Blockchain is a public ledger where transactions are recorded and confirmed anonymously. It’s a record of events that is shared between many parties. More importantly, once information is entered, it cannot be altered. So, if the blockchain is the public record, what is being recorded? What are all of these “transactions”?
We explain where the the chain is located. Due to the open nature of cryptocurrencies, and the importance of the public having access to other blocks, the blockchain isn’t located on just one person’s computer. For example, the bitcoin blockchain is actually managed by distributed nodes. These nodes all have a copy of the entire blockchain. Nodes may appear for a short while, synchronising their own copies of the chain with those of other users. By distributing copies and access, the chain can’t simply “go down,” or disappear. It’s a decentralised system that is both sturdy and secure.
The New Blockchain/Bitcoin Opportunities
We’ll share current use cases and opportunities this technology provides for now and the future, in terms of:
- smart contracts
- proof of ownership for things like asset registration
- payment rails
- immutable ledger
- remittances and micro-transactions
- alternatives to Bitcoin and blockchain
Risks & Regulation
We’ll cover the regulation as it stands today and risks in Europe and across the globe.
The Course Fee & Location
The course takes 1 day with lunch and an opportunity to network. The location will be shared 2 weeks before the course to enable us to make it accessible to all attendees and suitable for the class size. If you’d like the course run at your workplace for a team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and list your requirements and we’ll call you to discuss.
- Full day session
- Catering included
- Course material provided
- BB101 Certificate of Completion
- No prior knowledge or experience of bitcoin or the blockchain is required
Looking for a more advanced course?
If you already know the basics and now need the next level course, please email email@example.com and let us know your knowledge gap and we’ll call you to discuss.