Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Courses Description

Blockchain

The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.A blockchain is, in the simplest of terms, a time-stamped series of immutable record of data that is managed by cluster of computers not owned by any single entity. Each of these blocks of data (i.e. block) are secured and bound to each other using cryptographic principles (i.e. chain). Although most people think of blockchain technology in relation to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, blockchain offers security that is useful in many other ways. In the simplest of terms, blockchain can be described as data you can only add to, not take away from or change. Hence the term “chain” because you’re making a chain of data. Not being able to change the previous blocks is what makes it so secure.

Crytocurrency (paperless money)

 A cryptocurrency (also called a crypto-coin, crypto-assetcrypto money, or token) is an internet-based medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure the digital exchange of financial transactions, control the creation of new units, and verify the transfer of it. Cryptocurrencies leverage blockchain technology to gain decentralization, transparency, and immutability. It is not controlled by any central authority: the decentralized nature of the blockchain makes cryptocurrencies theoretically immune to the old ways of government control and interference.

The aim of this course is to provide a basic proficiency in applying concepts of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in practice. The three-day program aims to develop competence and skill in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency for participants. With case studies and demos, the participant will develop a practitioner’s understanding of applicability, limitations and suitability of various techniques of Blockchains.

Who should attend

This course was designed for individuals (users, developers and investors) and organizations who want to learn how to venture and channel investments in cryptocurrencies.

Requirements

To start off in learning about these technologies, you need to study the underlying computer science fields that gave birth to Blockchain Technology which include:

  • Learn the basics of blockchain technology
  • Cryptography
  • Distributed Computing
  • Mechanism Design

Duration

5 Days

Course Objective

The aim of this course is to provide a basic proficiency in applying concepts of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in practice. The three-day program aims to develop competence and skill in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency for participants. With case studies and demos, the participant will develop a practitioner’s understanding of applicability, limitations and suitability of various techniques of Blockchains.

Course Content

Module I

Introduction to Blockchain Technology

  • Blockchain Structure
  • Operations
  • Bitcoin

Module II

Foundational Blocks of Blockchain

  • Encryption and Hashing Basics
  • Keys
  • Symmetric Key Encryption
  • PKI - Assymetric Key Encryption
  • Hashing
  • Integrity vs Confidentiality

Module III

Ethereum Blockchain

  • Structure
  • Operations
  • Smart Contracts
  • Incentive Models

Module IV

Blockchain Algorithims and Techniques

  • Using Public Key Cryptography
  • Hashing
  • Integrity of Transactions
  • Securing Blockchains

Module V

Trust Mechanisms in Blockchains

  • Decentralised Systems
  • Consensus Protocols
  • Forks
  • Robustness

Module VI

Smart Contracts

  • Why Smart Contracts ?
  • Create Smart Contracts
  • Deploying Smart Contracts

Module VII

Coding in Solidity

  • Structure
  • Data Structures
  • Putting it Together - Smart Contracts
  • Best Practices for Designing Smart Contracts
  • Data types and Statements

Module VIII

Decentralized Apps (DApps)

  • Blockchain Server
  • Dapp Definitions
  • Ethereum APIs
  • Dapp Models and Standards

Module IX

Permissioned Blockchains

  • Introduction
  • Hyperledger
  • Fabric Services
  • Fabric Model and Functions
  • Composer

Module X

Decentralized Applications Platforms

  • Augur
  • Grid+

Module XI

Challenges and Solutions

  • Consensus
  • Scalability
  • Privacy and Scalability
  • Escrow Service
  • Multi-signature

Methodology

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate of participation.

Training venue

The training is residential and will be held at T4D Training Centre in Westlands Nairobi, Kenya. The course fees cover the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

Tailor- made

We can also tailor-make our courses for you. This way, you/your organization will benefit by:

  • Using own tools during the training
  • Being able to choose areas of interest you wish the trainer to put more emphasis on
  • Taking the course in-house or at a venue of choice
  • Cutting on the cost of transport and accommodation

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Accommodation

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

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Training fee

The course fee is KES 75,000.00 or USD 1,100.00 exclusive of VAT. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch and study visits. Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs.

Payment

Payment should be transferred to Tech For Development - T4D account through bank on or before the course starting date.

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Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Event Date 18-11-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 22-11-2019 5:00 pm
Capacity 100
Cut off date 18-11-2019
Individual Price USD1,100.00
Location T4D Training Center
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