Understanding the impact of a game-changing technology

About this Course

Blockchain has the potential to transform key industries, including financial services, utilities, logistics and more, but the first step is truly understanding the technology at its heart.

By demystifing the blockchain technology, and providing you with the skills & practical know-how needed to initiate and manage blockchain programmes within your own teams and firms, this course will enable you to join the flow of investment and take your business to the next level.

TechNOVA is delivering this interactive training course to help leading technology and business professionals get to grips with this exciting technology and understand its potential impact.

Through attending
this course you will:

blockchain training course tick 2 Understand where blockchain came from and who the key players in the space are

blockchain training course tick 2 Learn in detail how the technology works

blockchain training course tick 2Explore case studies and see first-hand how it works

blockchain training course tick 2 Discover current uses of blockchain and the pros and cons that have been identified

blockchain training course tick 2 Take the first steps towards working out what blockchain might mean for your team, company and industry

How will your
company benefit?

blockchain training course tick 2 Simplified IT infrastructure

blockchain training course tick 2 Faster transactions

blockchain training course tick 2 Improved cyber security

blockchain training course tick 2 Reduced cost of service

blockchain training course tick 2 Tamper-proof KYC

blockchain training course tick 2 Instant clearing and settlement

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“Great experience to learn essentials and potentials of blockchain. An eye opener indeed”

TH Real Estate Company Logo

“Very informative. Definitely understand the benefits and pitfalls better”

TH Real Estate

Frontier Economics Company logo“The course met my objectives of helping me grasp the basics of blockchain, of exploring use cases and of meeting others in business doing likewise”

Frontier Economics

Who Attends

Course Agenda

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Thursday, 28 February 2019 28 Feb

Session One

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Introduction to course

  • Purpose and format of course
  • Welcome and introductions

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Introduction to blockchain and Bitcoin

  • What is Bitcoin and why was it created?
  • What other altcoins have been created and why?
  • How does the blockchain differ between Bitcoin and other altcoins?
  • Blockchain versus distributed ledger technology
  • What impact has blockchain had across industries so far?


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The basics of blockchain – part 1

  • What is hashing?
  • Consensus building
  • Blockchain’s cryptography
  • Wallets, public and private keys
  • Making “trusted third parties” obsolete

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The basics of blockchain – part 2

  • Advantages and disadvantages of blockchain technology
  • Immutability
  • Transparency
  • Scalability limitations of blockchain

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The basics of blockchain – part 3

  • What is a smart contract?
  • What is a distributed autonomous corporation?
  • Public vs private blockchains
  • Open source vs proprietary blockchains
  • Real time settlement

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Discussion and Questions

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Session Two

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Existing blockchain technology

  • Blockchain platforms
  • Bitcoin blockchain
  • Ethereum
  • Tendermint
  • Hyperledger
  • Ripple
  • Sectors already affected

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Review of blockchain-based apps

  • Provenance management
  • Prediction markets
  • Invoicing
  • KYC

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The policy outlook

  • Government view of blockchain
  • Available support for blockchain development
  • Potential uses by government

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The regulators’ perspectives

  • Regulation of blockchain
  • The FCA sandbox
  • Improving regulatory reporting
  • Potential uses by regulators

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Discussion and questions

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Session Three

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Applying blockchain – four examples

In this session course attendees will run through four examples of live, public domain applications for blockchain technology. Course attendees will take away an understanding of where blockchain technology is useful, how other industries are using it and some of the practical steps necessary to implement it.

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Example 1: SITA – creating a drone registry

  • Permissioned data sharing
  • Real-time monitoring

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Example 2: Tallysticks – simplifying invoicing

  • Effect on reconciliation
  • Potential for invoice financing

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Example 3: Cygnetise – database management

  • Efficiency advantagesStoring sensitive data on-chain
  • Storing sensitive data on-chain
  • Interacting with non-blockchain sources

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Example 4: BABB – creating a bank

  • Efficiency gains and transaction costs
  • Role of smart contracts in holding bank account information
  • Integrating with third party, non-blockchain services

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Discussion and questions

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Session Four

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Breakout session: making blockchain a reality

In this session course attendees will breakout into groups to begin to put into practice some of the lessons learned in the day’s training. Each group will discuss the problems their businesses face and how blockchain could help to address them. Our expert trainers will guide discussion and provide practical assistance so course attendees will have taken the first steps towards implementing blockchain at work before they walk out the door.

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Wrap-up from break-out session

Each break-out group to present back to overall group
Share and discuss the key lessons to take away from each break-out group

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Course summary and conclusions

  • Brief summary of what has been learned during course
  • Final opportunity to ask questions

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Course Trainer

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Gary Nuttal

Course trainer, Distlytics

With over 25 years of commercial experience in a variety of industries, including retail, pharmaceuticals, commodities trading and insurance, Gary has acknowledged expertise in Business Intelligence, Data Analytics and Distributed Ledger Technology. He is a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registered with the British Computer Society (BCS) and holds the ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis. He is regularly requested to provide education, advisory and consultancy services to organisations ranging from multi-national insurance companies through to startups using Initial Coin Offering (ICO) to fund raise.