2 Day Blockchain Bootcamp For Technology Managers

2 Day Blockchain Bootcamp For Technology Managers

This is a 2-day intensive blockchain course for enterprise IT and security managers to understand more about blockchain technologies and the potential for innovation.  Participants will be grounded in the underlying blockchain technologies including distributed ledgers, digital wallets, consensus algorithms, smart contracts and private/ public blockchains. They will also learn about some of the major security considerations in blockchain.  The course will have some interesting hands-on exercises so that participants have a practical knowledge of how blockchain works and end with a blockcase technology case study.

The goal of the course is to help managers to have a good grounding on blockchain technologies which will help them to evaluate and devise secure blockchain strategies for their organizations moving ahead.


Topics Covered:

Day 1

  1. Overview of Blockchain Ecosystem
    • History and evolution of blockchain
    • Blockchain Ecosystem Map
    • Key Players in Blockchain Ecosystem


  1. Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology
    • Cryptographic hashing
    • Blockchain structure
    • Distributed Ledger
    • Digital signature
    • Merkle Trees
    • Blockchain info


  1. Wallets, Addresses and Security
    • Public and Private Keys
    • Hardware, Software and Paper Wallets
    • Online and Offline Wallet Security
    • Cryptocurrency addresses


  1. Consensus Algorithms and Mining
    • Different Types of Consensus Algorithms including Proof of Work, Proof Stake, Proof of Authority
    • Role of Miners in the Ecosystem
    • Mining and Mining pools
    • ASIC and GPU mining


  1. Hard Fork, Soft Fork and Splitting of Cryptocurrency
    • Blockchain and cryptocurrency roadmaps
    • Difference between hard fork, soft fork and splitting
    • Consensus and impact on ecosystem


Day 2

  1. Cryptocurrency Exchanges and Regulations
    • Crypto to crypto exchanges
    • Fiat to crypto conversions
    • Regulatory considerations: KYC and AML
    • Centralized and decentralized exchanges
    • Atomic swaps


  1. Smart Contracts & Decentralized Applications
    • Blockchain and smart contracts
    • Potential of smart contracts and use cases
    • Challenges with smart contracts and hacking
    • What are Decentralized Applications
    • Differences between smart contracts and dapps


  1. Private and Public Blockchain
    • What is public blockchain
    • What is private blockchain
    • Advantages and disadvantages of public and private blockchain
    • Hybrid blockchain


  1. Initial Coin Offerings and Token Economics
    • What is Initial Coin Offering
    • Differences between coins and tokens
    • Token Economics
    • Token Generation and Distribution
    • Risks and myths


  1. Blockchain Case Studies and Evaluation (eg. Fintech, Supply Chain, Retail, Healthcare)
    • Participants will be grouped into small teams and do an analysis of a few blockchain case studies in class.
    • The case studies will be picked from various sectors (eg. Fintech, Supply Chain, Retail, Healthcare and also recent Initial Coin Offering Projects)
    • Analysis and evaluation topics will include
      • how they changed their current business structures or processes to blockchain.
      • How blockchain brings benefits
      • Risks of switching to blockchain
      • Token economics analysis including generation, allocation and usage of tokens



2 days: 9am -5pm

Class Size:6-10

Fees: $1,500

Matthias Chin, Director of BlockCyber, Founder and CEO of Banff Cyber, CCIE, CISSP, GWAPT, GCIH, GCFA, EMBA, Oxford Blockchain Strategy, Consensys Ethereum Developer Program

Lead Instructor:

Matthias is an experienced blockchain and security professional with >15 years of extensive experience in cyber security and blockchain technologies. He is a certified Internet Expert (CCIE), Security Professional(CISSP), Web Pentester (GWAPT), Incident Handler(GCIH) and Forensic Analyst(GCFA) and is trained under Oxford Blockchain Strategy Program and Consensys Ethereum Developer Program.

Matthias has worked in many companies including Cisco Systems, Pacific Internet, ST Electronics, Singapore Computer Systems.  He is currently the Founder and CEO of an upcoming security startup called Banff Cyber(BC) that focuses on web, logs and cloud security.  Their flagship product, WebOrion, has two patents and combines web protection, monitoring, restore and review into a single unique platform.  WebOrion is widely used by many companies such as government, enterprises and small businesses across Asia Pacific to fortify their websites.  In addition, Matthias is involved in various early stage blockchain and distributed ledger projects for fintech, government and cyber security companies.