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There is a lot of excitement lately about 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 definitely 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 the blockchain, 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. 

Attendees will receive a training manual for reference purposes as well as a Certificate of Completion. Refreshments and a light breakfast will be served.

Modules that will be covered are:

Module 1 - Introduction         
  • History of Bitcoin
  • Digital currencies explained
  • Money and currency
Module 2 - The Blockchain                    
  • Sidechains
  • Permissioned and permissionless blockchains
  • Bitcoin mining
  • How transactions are stored on the blockchain
  • 101 of the blockchain
Module 3 - Using Bitcoin
  • Bitcoin pricing and volatility
  • How to trade bitcoins on online 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
  • Bitcoin scaling proposals
  • Mining rewards and incentivisation
  • Mining pools and centralisation
  • Proof of Work efficiencies
  • Block propagation speed
  • Transaction volumes and block sizes
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 
  • Tax
Module 9 - The Future of Blockchain Technology                         
  • Alternatives to Bitcoin and the 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, course content, a light lunch and refreshments.

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

When and where?

Bandwith Barn
Block B, 3rd Floor, Woodstock Exchange, 66-68 Albert Road
Cape Town
South Africa

Tue 20 Feb 2018 at 9:00 AM (SAST)
Tue 20 Feb 2018 at 2:30 PM (SAST)

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