Blockchain, the Cryptocurrency Market & ICOs

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Overview

This course is made up of 2 modules:

Module 1 - Blockchain: A Practical, Strategic & Commercial Guide – 2 days - £2795
Module 2 – Introduction to Initial Coin Offerings – 1 day - £1295

Book the full 3-day course and save £695

 

Developments in the FinTech space are transforming financial services and blockchain and distributed ledger technology is at the forefront of this revolution. Both The Wall Street Journal and The Economist have described it as technology that could change the world.

Blockchain offers banks, asset managers and other organisations the potential to achieve considerable cost savings, efficiencies and resilience in relation to their payment and payment execution systems. These are developments that no senior executive can afford to ignore. Gaining a foothold at this early stage is vital in shaping the technology strategies of the future.  

This course provides a grounded and organisationally relevant introduction to blockchain and related cryptocurrency technology and a detailed look at Initial Coin Offerings. Starting from first principles, the course approaches the technology from a number of different perspectives providing foundational knowledge that will enable delegates to return to their own organisations with a clear understanding of how this important technology impacts the bottom line.

This course is a comprehensive guide to understanding and using blockchain technology, and through practical demonstrations and examples, will leave people with real sense of what’s possible.    

Instructors

We work with a series of expert instructors, please select the course location of interest to review the credentials of who will be delivering the programme.

London
Haydn Jones

Haydn has over 20 years’ commercial, operational and technical experience working for commercial/investment banks (UBS/Deutsche Bank), a central bank (the Bank of England), a management consultancy firm (A.T. Kearney) and a global technology company (Fujitsu). He brings depth in terms of operational knowledge, and breadth in terms of sector knowledge.

As to roles, Haydn has held front and back office roles in global investment banks, senior operations and technology strategy roles, and he was a General Manager at Fujitsu. He has worked in architecturally complex environments, grappling with the challenge of reconciling legacy and leading edge technologies. Operationally, he has run large, client sensitive platforms demanding high levels of availability.

He is currently the Founder and Managing Director of Blockchain Hub, a specialist FinTech strategy consultancy.

Haydn trained as an engineer at Manchester University, and was called to the English Bar.

Venue

London

Central London Hotel Venue

All courses are held at four or five star venues in Central London, Zone 1. We strive to provide you with a training environment of the highest quality, to ensure that the whole learning experience exceeds your expectations.

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Agenda

Days 1 & 2


 

Blockchain: A Practical, Strategic & Commercial Guide

INTRODUCTION

  • Background and Introductions

Course Structure

  • Why is blockchain so important?
  • How is blockchain used? Sector Examples
  • Market dynamics

CONTEXT
How organisations work and examples

  • Front to back | Business process flows & making money | Goods & services
  • Technology architecture | Centralised vs. Distributed
  • Supply and purchase

THE EMERGENCE OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES (AND THE BLOCKCHAIN)
Money

  • What is money and how does it acquire value?
  • Banking and payments infrastructure
  • Central banking and regulation
  • The advent of the internet and the case for digital money

History of Cryptocurrencies

  • The world pre-bitcoin
  • The challenge of digital money | Sending and Receiving Money Online
  • Bitcoin and why study it?
  • The emergence of blockchain from Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Today
  • Digital currencies - Bitcoin, Ether, Ripple, Dash, Litecoin, Zcash, Monero etc
  • Understanding Wallets, Sending and Receiving Bitcoin

High Level - How blockchains and cryptocurrencies work?

  • Cryptographic primitives
  • The hash function | SHA 256 and examples
  • Digital signing
  • Public / private key infrastructure
  • The concept of identity and wallets
  • Transactions and Consensus Protocols
  • Digital Currency Trading Exercise

The Blockchain Game - Compete to Mine A Digital Currency

Decentralised Applications - Open Software and Smart Contracts

  • Ethereum and EOS
  • Smart Contracts
  • Using Smart Contracts

Market Overview

  • Currency Segmentation
  • Market trends
  • Initial Coin Offerings and capital raising

Digital Currency Trading Exercise

  • Introduction to digital currency trading and currency exchanges
  • Example trading indicators - MACD, Moving Averages, Relative Strength
  • Cyber security

Corporate Structures

  • Digital currency companies
  • Governance
  • Distributed Autonomous Organisations

Regulatory, Tax and Compliance

  • Government Perspectives
  • Regulatory Framework
  • Tax Treatment
  • Money Laundering - KYC and AML

Workshop Session: Using blockchain and digital currency technology

  • Opportunity Assessments
  • Proof of Concept
  • Blockchain Strategies
  • Commercial Perspectives - how do you engage a blockchain company?

Blockchain Technologies By Sector and Function

  • Sector Review - Financial Services, Oil and Gas, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Media
  • Functional Review - Provenance, Procurement, Payments, Sales and Identity

Beyond Blockchain Technology

  • Challenges with Blockchain Technology
  • IOTA

THE FUTURE
Where next for blockchain technology?

  • Vision and Opportunities
  • Barriers


 

Day 3

Introduction to Initial Coin Offerings

Over the course of the 3rd day, the course will cover

  • Origin and history of Initial Coin Offerings
  • What good looks like - Examples
  • Market Review
  • Token Definition, Utility, Rights and Design
  • Blockchain Protocol
  • ICO Roadmap
  • Stakeholder Mapping and Traget Market
  • Planning, Budget and Advisory Team
  • Legal Entity Structuring and Tax Considerations
  • Incentive Structures
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • The Whitepaper
  • The Project Team and Advisors
  • Token Economics, Pricing and Use of Proceeds 
  • Communications Strategies and Channels - Policies
  • Financial Governance, Accounting and Digital Asset Custody
  • Exchange Listings
  • Documentation
  • Marketing Strategy and Branding
  • Pre-Sale
  • ICO Execution
  • Post Sale
  • KYC, AML, Privacy, Confidentiality and Policies
  • Cyber Security
  • Post Sale Execution

 

Why us


We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

  • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
  • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
  • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
  • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
  • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product