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
ETF - current and past development, impact on prices
Bitcoin and Ethereum forks, impact on prices
Legalization of bitcoins by various governments and impact on prices
Do not look at just trends, look at the fundamentals
Forecast on prices- likely, optimistic, worse case and why
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 launch ICOs.
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
1) Governance aspects of a blockchain consortium
Define Founding Members
Define Governing board
Decide Composition of the Governing board: Consists of Founding members and Participating members (non-founding members)
Define Participating Members (or Non-founding members)
Define Non-Member participants- such as other banks or corporates
Define Admittance rules of Participating members to Governing Board
Define Governing Board decision process
Many more topics...
2) Operational Aspects of a Blockchain consortium
Include if everyone can maintain their own private record of the shared ledger
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.
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.
Define node service model: Participants may or may not hold a node in the blockchain network
Define if participants can have their node located on a server located anywhere in the world
Define clusters (a group of nodes maintaining the blockchain data): based on regulatory guidelines within a national and/or regulatory boundary
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
Many more topics...
3) Platform aspects of the Blockchain consortium
Define how smart contracts are linked with real world contracts (including hashing options), and how validation is carried out to ensure consistency between them
Define capabilities for interfacing with information feeds
Define capabilities for interoperability with other shared ledger platforms and legacy systems
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
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.
Many more topics...
4) Additional Consideration
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.
Define if consortium members should preemptively seek authorisation from the Competition and Consumer regulatory bodies.
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
Industries blockchain impacts- FI, Supply chain, healthcare etc.
Use cases for each industry
Specific examples of companies implementing use cases on blockchain
Governments using blockchain
Blockchain platforms- Ethereum, Stellar, Fabric, Sawtooth lake, Corda
Objective: Understand how blockchain is used to create an uber efficient, ultra low cost, instant settlement trade finance system
Duration: 24 hours
How conventional trade finance systems work
How blockchain trade finance work
Advantages of blockchain based trade finance application
Open Account settlement on blockchain
Letter of Credit on blockchain
Bank Guarantee on blockchain
Pre-shipment loans on blockchain
You will benefit from resources specifically designed to help you succeed in the education market. As part of the program you will receive training, access to readiness materials, invitations to in-person and virtual events, and much more.