Courses

Fundamentals of Blockchain

Objective: You will be able to understand the elements of Blockchain Technology

Duration: 12 hours

Topics are:

  1. Introduction to Crypto and Cryptocurrencies
  2. Cryptography and hashing techniques
  3. Peer-to-peer sharing databases
  4. Linking of blocks using cryptography
  5. Mining and proof of work
  6. Proof of stake
  7. POS v. POW"

Course Fees: $59.99


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Investing in Crypto- Indicators

Objective: Most of the early Bitcoin and Ethereum investors have multiplied their wealth many folds. Learn how to be look beyond just trends and understand the factors that affects crypto prices. Learn to take advantage of prices fluctuations of crypto currencies. Cryptocurrencies are probably the highest performing asset that we have ever seen.

Duration: 12 hours

Topics are:

  1. Cryptocurrency Market
  2. ETF - current and past development, impact on prices
  3. Bitcoin and Ethereum forks, impact on prices
  4. Legalization of bitcoins by various governments and impact on prices
  5. Do not look at just trends, look at the fundamentals
  6. Forecast on prices- likely, optimistic, worse case and why

Course Fees: $99.99


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Initial Coin Offerings

Objective: ICOs have raised more money than IPO in recent times. Learn the legal, technical and marketing aspects of an ICO. Make your ICO work for you. Or even build a platform for others to lauch ICOs.

Duration: 16 hours

Topics are:

  1. Launch your ICO
  2. Legal Elements to consider in an ICO
  3. Geographies favorable to ICOs
  4. Marketing your ICO
  5. Techinal aspects of ICO
  6. ICO Platforms
  7. Launching an ICO for other companies

Course Fees: $159.99


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Creating a blockchain corsortium

Objective: Blockchain is a technology which requires a network. Many Banks and Financial organizations have created or attempted to create consortiums around blockchain technology. As a Bank, learn what makes a consortium work.

Duration: 30 hours

Topic Level: Advanced

Topics are:

1) Governance aspects of a blockchain consortium

  1. Define Founding Members
  2. Define Governing board
  3. Decide Composition of the Governing board: Consists of Founding members and Participating members (non-founding members)
  4. Define Participating Members (or Non-founding members)
  5. Define Non-Member participants- such as other banks or corporates
  6. Define Admittance rules of Participating members to Governing Board
  7. Define Governing Board decision process
  8. Many more topics...

2) Operational Aspects of a Blockchain consortium

  1. Include if everyone can maintain their own private record of the shared ledger
  2. Include Participants can selectively share information on a need-to-know basis, eg: limited to the counterparties to a transaction and the regulator as required.
  3. Define how the platform will provide the capability to keep all parameters of a transaction hidden from all but the intended counterparties as required by use-case. Broadcasting of transactions will be limited to the counterparties of the transaction.
  4. Define node service model: Participants may or may not hold a node in the blockchain network
  5. Define if participants can have their node located on a server located anywhere in the world
  6. Define clusters (a group of nodes maintaining the blockchain data): based on regulatory guidelines within a national and/or regulatory boundary
  7. Define Immutability: once a transaction is committed to the blockchain it can neither be changed nor removed. This requires all transactions to be fully verifiable via cryptographic techniques such as Merkle trees or incremental hashes
  8. Many more topics...

3) Platform aspects of the Blockchain consortium

  1. Define how smart contracts are linked with real world contracts (including hashing options), and how validation is carried out to ensure consistency between them
  2. Define capabilities for interfacing with information feeds
  3. Define capabilities for interoperability with other shared ledger platforms and legacy systems
  4. Define how the technical design will prevent any breach of the consortium’s operating rules – whether by the technical operator or by participants on the shared ledger
  5. Define how to achieve compliance with applicable regulatory requirements – and in financial services, this may include considerations around redundancy and other technology matters which could impact on the stability of the relevant financial markets.
  6. Many more topics...

4) Additional Consideration

  1. Define if consortium activities on a private shared ledger would be exempt from competition/antitrust laws. Consortium activity can constitute cartel conduct if the structure fails to incorporate appropriate compliance and enforcement measures.
  2. Define if consortium members should preemptively seek authorisation from the Competition and Consumer regulatory bodies.
  3. Many more topics covered...

Course Fees: $399.99


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Cryptocurrency Markets and Business Models

Objective: This course discusses practical implementations and success factors of various cryptocurrency business models

Duration: 24 hours

Topics are:

1) Bitcoin Mining Business- The business of mining and mathematics of profits

  1. Compare servers
  2. Why has cost of adding transactions gone up in recent times, reason, less miners and more transactions floated to men pool

2) Wallets

  1. Internal ledger based wallets
  2. Wallets which record your transaction on the network
  3. Paper wallets
  4. Physical wallets that you can take to store accepting Bitcoins
  5. Examples of each type of wallets and comparisons
  6. How to build your own wallet
  7. Design examples
  8. How to sell your bitcoin wallet in the market
    1. Wallet Strategy
    2. Marketplace on bitcoins
    3. BIP 75 compatible
    4. Multisig wallet
    5. Wallet architecture
    6. Buy/Sell Ether, XRP, Lumens etc
    7. BitGo wallet
    8. White label wallets for banks- KYC/AML for sender receiver

3) Trading platforms

  1. Trading platform vs. Buy sell wallets- how they function differently
  2. How to build a trading platform
  3. Open source trading platforms
  4. How to market a trading platform
  5. Examples of trading platforms and case studies

4) Payment processors on Bitcoin network

  1. E-commerce and POS Payment in the conventional world
  2. Payment in bitcoin world
  3. Examples of payment processors and case studies

Course Fees: $359.99


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Implementing Blockchain Solution at a Bank

Objective: You are the head of innovation or CTO of a bank or a financial institution how would you implement blockchain solutions

Duration: 20 hours

Topics are:

  1. How would you pick a blockchain use case and why
  2. How to pick a platform- ethereum, stellar for blockchain,
  3. How to gain organizational consensus and buy in
  4. How to organize internal teams
  5. How to do a PoC
  6. How to proceed to pilot
  7. How to design a middleware which will integrate with Platform, product, Document management system, Workflow system and banking core systems
  8. How to decide how much to let go of legacy systems and how much to design on blockchain
  9. How to go to production
  10. How to build a network or join a network
  11. How to work with Information security groups
  12. How to build a secure architecture acceptable to banks

Course Fees: $299.99


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Selling Blockchain to Financial Organizations

Objective: You are a software company looking to sell blockchain based products to financial institutions and supply chain companies.

Duration: 20 hours

Topics are:

  1. Selling Blockchain solutions to Banks and Financial Institutions
  2. Sell use cases and value, not blockchain
  3. Need to understand banking, not just blockchain

Course Fees: $259.99


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Blockchain Implementations in various industries

Objective: Understand how blockchain is implemented in many industry sectors. Understand the popular use cases of blockchain in each sector. Understand the blockchain platforms most suited to build use cases for specific sectors

Duration: 16 hours

Topics are:

  1. Industries blockchain impacts- FI, Supply chain, healthcare etc.
  2. Use cases for each industry
  3. Specific examples of companies implementing use cases on blockchain
  4. Governments using blockchain
  5. Blockchain platforms- Ethereum, Stellar, Fabric, Sawtooth lake, Corda
  6. Blockchain consortiums- R3, Ethereum Enterprise Alliance

Course Fees: $199.99


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How Blockchain remittances work

Objective: How the world of remittance and payment is getting disrupted with cryptocurrencies and blockchain

Duration: 18 hours

Topics are:

  1. Conventional remittance process
  2. Nostro accounts
  3. Pre-funded accounts
  4. Swift Messages
  5. KYC requirements
  6. Remittance in central bank issued cryptocurrencies
  7. Remittances in Bitcoins or other cryptocurrencies

Course Fees: $259.99


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How Blockchain Trade Finance work

Objective: Understand how blockchain is used to create an uber efficient, ultra low cost, instant settlment trade finance system

Duration: 24 hours

Topics are:

  1. How conventional trade finance systems work
  2. How blockchain trade finance work
  3. Advantages of blockchain based trade finance application
  4. Open Account settlement on blockchain
  5. Letter of Credit on blockchain
  6. Bank Guarantee on blockchain
  7. Pre-shipment loans on blockchain

Course Fees: $359.99


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