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Aspiring Black Leaders has partnered with the wonderful people at Linum Labs to offer a full day introductory workshop to Blockchain and Ethereum. If you had to just ask yourself "What's Blockchain?" & "What's Ethereum?" then you definitely need to join us to learn about these exciting and innovative technologies. 

A full day all inclusive training session. Everything and anything you need to know about the blockchain. Topics covered will not only give you a good understanding of the blockchain and how it works but also discuss current and future applications and how they are being implemented to change the world, focusing specifically on Ethereum. 

The training provides participants with a profound technical understanding of blockchain, cryptography and Ethereum, without requiring programming skills or prior knowledge of the blockchain. The course then dives into the practical (d)applications and use cases, the Ethereum community, cryptocurrency exchanges with practical examples where users interact with live smart contracts.

The course is continuously updated to provide the most relevant information about the fast-paced industry and we ensure that all of our participants are equipped with the knowledge and the resources to further their research and education long after the course.


Workshop Format:

Theory and Fundamentals – (Morning Session)  12:00 pm - 15:00 pm

  • Blockchain overview and fundamentals

  • Cryptographic hashes and Merkle Trees

  • Understanding Ethereum

  • Smart contract capabilities and limitations

  • The Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)

Practical Applications and Ethereum – (Afternoon Session) 15:30 pm - 18:00 pm

  • Ethereum community and innovation mechanisms

  • The decentralized application landscape

    • Activity - Interacting with Ethereum: account creation, transaction auditing and interaction with a smart contract

  • Smart contract complexity and risks: The DAO

  • Blockchain Innovation Brainstorming and Q&A

  • Activity – Brainstorming and discussion of blockchain technology

Additional:
  • Lunch & Refreshments to be served.
  • You may bring your laptop for note taking but it's not a requirement for the workshop. 

When and where?



Workshop 17
17 Dock Road
V & A Waterfront
Cape Town
South Africa
8002

Starts:
Sat 05 May 2018 at 12:00 PM (SAST)
Ends:
Sat 05 May 2018 at 6:00 PM (SAST)

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Aspiring Black Leaders & Linum Labs