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Blockchain Bootcamp

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08 May 2018to09 May 2018


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07 May 2018

AlphaCode, 2 Merchant Place, 1 Fredman Drive, Sandton, 2196

Event Details


The outcome of this course is to provide individuals with a general overview of bitcoin and blockchain and give them the tools they need to be able to leverage the technology in their personal context as well as to enhance their organisation’s value and performance.

Attendees will learn more about what bitcoin is, its history, what blockchain technology is, how transactions are stored on the blockchain, different consensus algorithms, various technical topics, differences between permissioned and permissionless blockchains and why these differences are important. The Ethereum blockchain and its differences to the bitcoin blockchain will also be discussed including smart contracts and what these contracts can be used for. A quick look at Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and existing and possible regulation of cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology and ICOs will also be explored.

Some of the most important blockchain use cases will be discussed as well as how blockchain innovation will influence and disrupt the way we transact and do business in the future. With this technical foundation, individuals will then embark on immersive, site visits to organisations already using blockchain successfully, to embed their learning and experience blockchain in a real-world setting, connecting to the emerging tech ecosystem. Reflecting on what they see and learn, individuals will be launched into a collaborative teaming process to innovate ways of applying blockchain in their professional context and gain practical tools and methods for driving digital innovation.

How will it benefit you:

  • Learn the basics of money, bitcoin, ethereum and blockchain
  • Discover the opportunities created by blockchain
  • Network and connect with industry leaders on onsite tours
  • Unlock potential through a collaborative learning process
  • Develop innovative solutions for applying blockchain technology to accelerate your business
  • Receive a certificate from blockchain Academy upon course completion

Who should attend:

  • Those starting to learn about blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Those who know nothing about blockchain but are eager to learn
  • Those interested in leveraging blockchain in their personal or professional lives


Module 1: Introduction to Blockchain Technology and Bitcoin

  • Digital currencies explained
  • History of bitcoin
  • 101 of a blockchain
  • Blockchain security
  • Permissioned vs. permissionless blockchain
  • Ethereum basics and background
  • Smart contracts, regulation and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)
  • Use cases and opportunities
  • The future of blockchain technology

Module 2: Experiential Site Visits

  • Connecting to and leveraging ecosystems
  • Experiencing the application of blockchain technology


Module 3: Applying Blockchain to Transform your Work and Business

  • Beyond the technology, developing future-focused leadership skills
  • Empathetic listening and reflective learning
  • Feasibility of blockchain in your organisation: problem framing and stakeholder analysis
  • Visioning the Future of blockchain
  • Connecting to purpose and leading change
  • Ideation in collaborative teams
  • Prototyping solutions for applying blockchain
  • Successful and sustainable Implementation of blockchain technology


R10,200 per person R9,180 Group Rate (2 pax or more)


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