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101. Intro to Blockchain Technology, Crypto & Tokens - Live Online Course

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Introduction to Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, tokens and emerging applications. First in a series of courses for Certification.

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CIO Certified Blockchain Business Analysts identify, capture and communicate business and customer needs for the technology solution through an understanding of Blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and digital assets and their applications. They leverage insight of emerging business and governance models, policy and IP management to successfully drive to results on transformation projects. 100-level courses teach business and technology professionals the skills needed to achieve this. Certification requires demonstration of these skills via an online exam.

Prior Blockchain, technical or programming skills are not required for this program.

The Certification has three online live streamed courses to be completed or equivalent knowledge demonstrated by passing on online exam.

  • 101. Intro to Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies and Tokens
  • 102. FinTech, Decentralized Finance, Blockchain Business & Governance Models
  • 103. Blockchain Digital Transformation Strategy – A Practitioner’s Guide to Strategy Development and Strategy Workbook

101. Intro to Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrencies and Tokens

What you will learn: This is the first of three courses for the CCBBA Certification and provides an introduction to Blockchains, cryptocurrencies, tokens and an overview of Blockchain applications and case studies for business and government use. You will understand how Blockchains work, and analyze live Bitcoin and Ethereum Blockchains.

  • 5 Hours Live Stream
  • Pre-requisite: None
  • Certification: Counts towards CCBBA, CCBP and CCBA
  • Level: Course 101

Dates and Times: All sessions are Live Streamed and Available Globally

  • Oct 27: 12:00 PM (Noon) Eastern Time (Toronto, Canada)
  • Nov 23: 2:00 PM Eastern Time (Toronto, Canada)

Interactive Workshop ContentWith all new disruptive technology innovation strategy development framework - used by leading management consultants including McKinsey, Bain and BCG.

Pre-learning materials will be provided ahead of the course.

101. Introduction to Blockchain Technologies, Cryptocurrencies & Tokens

  • What are Blockchains and DLTs, How they work?
  • Business Applications of Blockchain
  • Basic concepts of Finance and Economy
  • What is money, currency, legal tender, ledgers
  • History of Money
  • Economics of Bitcoin (Monetary policy)
  • Bitcoin White Paper
  • Concept of Inflation, Deflation and Disinflation
  • Hedging currency against Gold
  • Applications across multiple industries
  • Business disruption as a result of Blockchain
  • Business opportunities as a result of Blockchain
  • Addressing Business Challenges with Blockchain
  • Applications in private sector – Finance, Insurance, Real estate, and Media
  • Applications in public sector – Records management; Credentials and Digital Identity management, Healthcare and Medical Records management, Land Registry
  • Key characteristics of Blockchains
  • Distributed
  • Peer-to-Peer
  • Open/closed and anonymity
  • Immutable
  • Time stamped
  • Consensus
  • Types of Blockchains and DLTs
  • Permissionless and Permissioned - Open, Federated and Closed
  • Structure of Blockchain
  • Overview of main protocol functions
  • Analyze live Bitcoin and Ethereum Blockchain block formation and construct
  • Why and when Blockchain makes sense
  • Adoption timeline for Blockchain
  • Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin and Altcoins – Ether, Litecoin, etc.
  • Cryptocurrency ecosystem – wallets, exchanges and applications
  • Security (51% attacks and hacking), privacy and key management considerations
  • Tokens
  • Classes of tokens and Digital Assets
  • Fungible and Non-Fungible tokens
  • Security and Utility tokens
  • Use cases of tokens

Important Information

Audience: Open to business and technology professionals who are learning about Enterprise Blockchain and Digital Transformation. This course does not have a pre-requisite and assumes no technical experience and little to no familiarity with Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies.

Technical Knowledge: Little to none

Pre-Requisite: None

Methodologies and Tools: The following management / business / technology methodologies and tools may be used during this workshop. In cases where these tools are used, either a brief introduction to the concepts and/or supporting material will be provided to help develop the strategy/plan (not to teach the tools themselves):Methods for determining disruptive forces and trends

  • Digital transformation journey planning
  • Design thinking and journey mapping
  • PESTEL Analysis
  • SWOT/TOWS Analysis
  • Weighting average
  • Business Transformation Model
  • Your cell phone / your laptop

Certification: This course provides the foundational knowledge needed for all of the certifications. Certification requires successfully passing the online multi-choice exam. CCBP certification candidates also receive a capstone (Blockchain strategy and lean business model) template and receive feedback on the capstone. Successfully completing the capstone is needed for the CCBP certification only.

Cost for Certification: Please note that there is an additional fee for review of the capstone project and the certification exam. This will be kept to a minimum and shall not exceed $300 for those registered for the bootcamps. Bootcamp participants will be emailed a coupon code to reduce certification costs.

Pricing and Discounts: Discount and coupon codes are for limited time only and may be discontinued at any time. Expect the price for any given course to increase closer to the date of the course.

Refund Policy: Refunds are issued less processing and credit card/Paypal fees as long as cancellation is received 30 days in advance of the event.Unfortunately we are not able to provide refunds within 30 days of event.

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