6-Courses: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies - Business & Technology Professional

6-Courses: Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies - Business & Technology Professional

Pricing in Canadian Dollars. 

 

What you will learn: Includes all six 100 and 200-level courses and leads to the CIO Certified Blockchain Professional (CCBP) designation upon successful completion of certification. 

 

Dates and Times: All sessions are Live Streamed in Eastern Time (Toronto, Canada) and Available Globally

 

Weekend Program: May 21st - 30th Cohort

  • 101. Intro to Blockchain, Applications and Cryptocurrencies - May 21: 2:00 PM  
  • 102. Emerging Business Models, Decentralized Finance, CBDC & Governance  - May 22: 10:00 AM  
  • 103. Blockchain Digital Transformation Strategy - Practitioners Guide & Playbook - May 23: 10:00 AM 
  • 201. Blockchain Technology, Platforms and Ecosystem - May 28: 2:00 PM 
  • 202. Blockchain Business Applications Design & Development: May 29: 10:00 AM 
  • 203. Blockchain Transformation Strategy & Business Case Development: May 30: 10:00 AM

 

Optional Blockchain Course Book: Participants can optionally order the course workbook. Please note that the course book covers the material for all 100-level and 200-level course materials (~250 pages). 

  • Interactive Workshop Content

    With 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

    This course 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 Hour Live Stream

    • What are Blockchains and DLTs, How they work?
    • Business Applications of Blockchain
      • 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

    102. FinTech, Decentralized Finance, Blockchain Business & Governance Models

    This course introducing multiple emerging and disruptive business models via Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and tokens. You will learn about decentralized finance applications and use. In addition, important Blockchain Governance Models, especially for consortiums will be covered, including management and ownership of IP and data rights.

    5 Hour Live Stream

    • DeFi applications and projects in
      • Insurance
      • Capital Markets
      • Wealth and Asset Management
      • Banking
      • Stablecoins
        • Collateralization of stablecoins – Fiat, Commodity, Cryptocurrency and Seignorage
      • FinTechs – Neo Banks and Open Lending
        • Overview of some projects including Juno, Dharma, Linen, MakerDAO, and tBTC
      • Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) and emerging business models
        • Add-free publishing
        • Prediction markets
        • DeFi
      • P2P markets
      • Smart property marketplaces
      • Micro payments
      • Blockchain notarization
      • Decentralized exchanges
      • Renewable energy tokenization
      • ICO/STO - security tokens
    • Governance in permissionless Blockchains – Bitcoin
      • Governance in permissioned Blockchains – Hyperledger Fabric
      • Consortium Governance Models
        • Business Governance – Purpose, Strategy, Business Model, Roles, IP Management, Competition, Liability and Risk, etc.
        • Operational Governance – Membership management, disputes and resolution, change management and roadmap, data standards and sharing, data storage and compliance
      • IP Ownership Models in consortium
        • Considerations for Rights, IP and Licensing terms, Anti-trust laws and regulations, Data sharing, ownership, privacy and residency requirements
        • Consortium owned models
        • Dynamic ownership models
        • Single and multi-party owned models
        • 3rd-party ownership models
      • Governance life-cycle and guidance on set-up and administration of consortiums
      • Case study of Consortium Governance and lessons learned – TradeLens

    103. Blockchain Digital Transformation Strategy – A Practitioner’s Guide to Strategy Development and Strategy Workbook

    This course introduces how a practitioner would devise a winning Blockchain strategy by identifying, capturing and extracting value through a disciplined business, application, data and technology solution approach. Learn how to develop your strategy using the Strategy Workbook.

    5 Hour Live Stream

    • Managing and creating disruption and the need for Digital Transformation in light of exponential technologies such as Blockchain, IoT, AI/ML, AR/VR, Voice, etc.
      • Disruption – Manage or Create it
      • A Practitioner's Guide to Blockchain Digital Transformation
        • Current developments in market, industry, technology, adoption, trends, emerging business and governance models, policy and regulatory considerations, organizational and skills planning
        • Challenges and opportunities - business, technology, governance, and regulatory lessons learned from recent implementations and mitigation strategies
        • Strategies for identifying, capturing and extracting value from Blockchain projects
      • Blockchain Solutions Architecture and Design considerations and overview:
        • Business Architecture:
          • Business functions, processes, participants, policies, regulation, governance, business models,
        • Application Architecture:
          • Application function, purpose, users and UX, roadmaps, interactions with internal ERP/CRM/IS and external systems
        • Data Architecture:
          • Data flow, management, ownership, accountability, interfaces, impacts of policies (security, privacy), on/off-chain planning
        • Technology Architecture:
          • Platforms, infrastructure, deployment, integration, testing, audits, Blockchain protocols and Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)
      • Developing Blockchain Strategy
        • Where Blockchain Strategy fits
          • Blockchain Strategy as part of Corporate and Business Digital Transformation Strategy
          • Strategy project management and governance
          • Blockchain Center of Excellence
        • What does Strategy include, what it does not include
        • Blockchain Strategy Workbook Template
        • Blockchain Lean Canvas for start-ups and agile strategy and business planning

    Supporting Courseware Material

    • 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

    201. Blockchain Technology, Platforms and Ecosystem

    This course introduces the Blockchain ecosystem and key products and solutions across each of the 4-layer Blockchain architecture. We will deep dive into the capabilities of major Blockchains including Ethereum, Hyerledger family of DLTs and Tools, and Ripple. Important developments in interoperability, Sidechains and Blockchain as a Service (Baas) offerings from AWS, Azure, IBM, etc., are covered. You will also learn how different Blockchains rate for enterprise readiness, developer mindshare, development tools and licensing requirements.

    • 5 Hour Live Stream
    • Level: Course 201
    • Certification: CCBP and CCBA
    • Pre-requisite: Course 101 or Equivalent Understanding

    Course Content:

    • Review of Blockchain Technology
    • Types of Blockchains and DLTs
      • Permissionless and Permissioned - Open, Federated and Closed
    • Considerations for decentralized and distributed networks
    • Consensus mechanisms - Consensus (PoW) in Bitcoin: Hashing and SHA 256, how transactions are added to blocks and blocks mined onto the Blockchain. 
    • Deeper understanding of PBFT and use for permissioned Blockchains
      • Practical Byzantine Fault Tolerance (PBFT) consensus
      • XFT
      • Federated BFT
      • CFT
    • Consensus in Hyperledger Fabric, Quorum, Ethereum, Bitcoin, EOS, Ripple, Corda, and other popular Blockchains and DLTs
    • Overview of Blockchain ecosystem as part of 4-layer architecture stack
      • Application, Services & Middeware, Network & Protocol, and Infrastructure layers
      • Traditional N-tier architectures and Blockchain architecture comparison
    • Application Layer – applications, user experience and interface, functionality, and integration
    • Services and Middleware Layer and examples of different services and solutions
      • Factom
      • Blockstream
      • Monax
      • MetaMask
      • Remix IDE
      • Etherscan and explorers
    • Blockchain Protocols
      • Bitcoin Blockchain
      • Ethereum Blockchain
      • Ethereum 2.0
      • Ethereum Enterprise Alliance
      • Ethereum Scaling Solutions – Layer 2, Sidechains and State Channels
        • ZK Rollups
        • Optimistic Rollups
        • Validium
        • Plasma
        • Hybrid solutions
      • Ethereum Mainnet Privacy Solutions - Baseline Protocol
      • Ripple
        • Fund transfer via SWIFT vs. Ripple vs. Bitcoin
      • Hyperledger Project
        • Hyperledger Fabric Blockchain/DLT
          • Functionality and key elements of Identity Management, Privacy, Processing of Transactions, Chaincode functionality, Modular design and state database design
          • Participants, assets and transactions in Fabric design
          • ACLs
          • Nodes – Peer committers and endorsers, and Orderers
          • Fabric Architecture
          • What is in-scope/out of scope for Fabric
          • Fabric Privacy Solutions - Hyperledger Fabric channels, Private transactions,  Zero-knowledge proof, anonymous client authentication, Identity Mixer and privacy-preserving asset management with audit support (Zero-Knowledge Asset Transfer, ZKAT)
        • Hyperledger DLTs (Indy, Besu, Sawtooth, etc.)
        • Hyperledger Tools (Avalon, Cactus, Explorer, etc.)
        • Hyperledger Libraries (Aries, Usra, etc.)
    • Infrastructure Layer  and other
      • IPFS
      • Blockchain as a Service (BaaS) solutions
        • Microsoft Azure Blockchain and WorkBench
        • IBM Cloud Blockchain
        • Amazon AWS Managed Blockchain and QLDB
        • Oracle Blockchain Cloud
        • SAP Blockchain Service
      • Sidechains
        • 2-way pegging
        • Security and federation
        • Examples – Rootstock, Liquid, and Loom
    • Important considerations for Enterprises
      • Consortium Blockchain implantations
      • Blockchain Infrastructure for enterprise applications
        • Enterprise readiness
        • Developer ecosystem
        • Licensing
        • Developer toolkits and support
      • Comparison of Blockchain Platforms for implementation readiness and developer community – Ethereum, Fabric, Corda, Ripple, Quorum, Bitcoin, Multichain, etc.

    202. Blockchain Business Applications Design & Development

    This workshop reviews important enterprise considerations in designing Blockchains solutions through use of applications to Finance, Real Estate, Healthcare, Telecoms and Media, Decentralized Finance and Tokenization, etc. Participants can contribute their use cases for real-time discussion and solution design. Aspects of business, application, data and technology design will be addressed in conjunction with regulatory and privacy compliance such as HIPAA and AML/KYC, etc. Techniques to identify and prioritize features, determining what goes on Blockchain and what is designed to operate off-chain, use of 3rd party capabilities and internal databases and systems (i.e., ERP, records management), and key management will be highlighted.  Smart contracts and decentralized applications on Ethereum are also introduced.  No coding experience is required. This course is suitable for non-developers.

    • 5 Hour Live Stream
    • Level: Course 202
    • Certification: CCBP and CCBA
    • Pre-requisite: Course 101, 201 or Equivalent Understanding

    Course content:

    • Addressing Business Challenges with Blockchain - Blockchain use cases in private and public sectors – examples from:
    • Identity management and multi-sig set up, AML/KYC compliance, privacy and record data management, overall solution design considerations for user interface, business logic, and smart contract development. Key management, database and storage, compute resources, possible Blockchain implementation options
      • Identify key functions, users, roles and responsibilities, assets and transactions
      • Use case identification and current/future state outline
      • Real estate application use case solution design
      • Case study of health records management and solution design
      • Case study review of Citizen identity management
      • Finance, Insurance, Real Estate, and Media Digital identity, records management, healthcare, provenance, title deeds
    • Introduction to Smart contracts
      • Hyperledger Fabric Chaincode
      • Smart contracts with Ethereum
      • Smart Oracles
      • Smart contract development and management
      • Example of smart contract
      • Construct and guidelines
    • Solution design work

    203. Blockchain Transformation Strategy & Business Case Development

    This workshop is for enterprise and start-up executives, consultants, strategy and product leads who are tasked with leading the development of the Blockchain Strategy as part of the organizational Digital Transformation initiative or as a disruptive start-up. Key principles of Design Thinking, Management Consulting hypothesis driven strategy development, various analysis methodologies including PESTEL, SWOT, weighted average and prioritization techniques, Solution Architecture current/future state and gap analysis will be introduced and leveraged to develop a detailed strategy. A use case with IoT and Blockchain will be leveraged in a supply chain to teach the principles and then participants will devise their own strategy as part of the exercise.

    • 5 Hour Live Stream
    • Level: Course 203
    • Certification: CCBP
    • Pre-requisite: Course 101, 102, 103, 201, 202 or Equivalent Understanding

    Course Content:

    • Planning for Digital Transformation
    • Design Thinking and customer-centric design
    • External analysis
    • Organizational and business impact analysis
    • Use case identification and prioritization
    • Does Blockchain make sense - when and how to use it for the use case
    • Enterprise strategy development/alignment
    • Blockchain business model identification
    • Selecting the Governance Model
    • Blockchain technology and solution architecture
    • Data management
    • Regulatory and policy impact identification
    • PoC/Pilot/Production planning
    • Identifying risks and risk mitigation

    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
  • 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 (CCBBA and CCBA). Additionally, the CCBP certification candidates 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 discountinued 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 creditcard/Paypay fees as long as cancelation 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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