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Join us for online training directly with the instructor via Google Hangouts and get to grips with this exciting technology and cryptocurrency!

There is a lot of excitement lately on the opportunities that cryptocurrencies and its underlying technology, the blockchain offers. From trading, mining or using the technology to streamline existing systems and processes, the opportunities most defnitely exist.

The Bitcoin and Blockchain Beginner course is for individuals who are new to cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The course covers the basics of money, bitcoin and blockchain technology, how to use bitcoin: buy and sell bitcoin; send and receive bitcoin; and how to store bitcoin in a wallet, bitcoin and wallet security, compliance and regulation and highlights the future of this space as well as the companies and institutions globally and locally that are currently using this technology.

Similar to how the internet completely changed how people digitally share information, blockchain technology is revolutionising the storing and transacting of value. 

Modules that will be covered are:

Module 1 - Introduction         
  • History of Bitcoin
  • Digital currencies explained
  • Money and currency
Module 2 - The Blockchain                    
  • 101 of a blockchain
  • Permissioned and permissionless blockchains
  • Bitcoin mining
  • How transactions are stored on a blockchain
  • Side chains
Module 3 - Using Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin pricing and volatility
  • How to trade bitcoins on on-line exchanges
  • How to send and receive bitcoins
  • How to store bitcoins in a wallet
  • Where and how to get bitcoins                                                                    
Module 4 - Bitcoin Security                          
  • Backing up and restoring wallets
  • Security measures such as multi-signature transactions
  • Security issues and the pseudo-anonymity of Bitcoin
Module 5 - Bitcoin Scalability, Risks and Limitations
  • Transaction volumes and block sizes
  • Block propagation speed
  • Proof of Work efficiencies
  • Mining pools and centralisation
  • Mining rewards and incentivisation
  • Bitcoin scaling proposals
Module 6 - Use Cases and Opportunities
  • Micro-transactions
  • Proof of ownership
  • Time-stamped records
  • Coloured coins and digital asset ownership
  • Immutable ledger
  • Payment rails
Module 7 - Merchant Acceptance                             
  • Successful case studies
  • Verification of transactions on the blockchain
  • Payment processing companies
  • Benefits of using Bitcoin as a payment method
  • How to integrate Bitcoin as a payment method                                         
Module 8 - Bitcoin Compliance, Regulation and Tax           
  • Money laundering and fraud
  • Bitcoin compliance
  • Regulation 
Module 9 - The Future of Blockchain                            
  • Alternatives to Bitcoin and the Bitcoin blockchain       
  • The value of Bitcoin and the blockchain as a technology
  • Innovation for non-financial institutions
  • Innovation for financial institutions
  • Bitcoin for remittances in emerging economies
  • Smart contracts
Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Completion. All of our certificates are stored on the Bitcoin blockchain. This means you are able to provide access to your certificate, to anyone, at any time. 

We accept bitcoin! Contact us at [email protected] if you would like to make payment for this course in bitcoin. 

When and where?

Event is online

Sat 02 Dec 2017 at 9:00 AM (SAST)
Sat 02 Dec 2017 at 1:00 PM (SAST)

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