Blockchain Fundamentals

Livestream Seminar

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March 1st - March 30th

Get Certified in The #1 Skill Demanded By Top Companies in 2021

Join Our Exclusive Blockchain Fundamentals Livestream Seminar

Eryka Gemma leads the educational hub that powers the Blockchain Center. Her affinity for bitcoin stems from an appreciation for economics and sound money, as a teenager, she was a delegate in Washington State for the Ron Paul 2012 campaign.

Eryka graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and her private pilots license. She is a public speaker and community figure focused on developing Miami’s tech scene and teaching as many people as she can about the importance of being your own bank.

Meet Your Instructor

Blockchain is one of the most significant technologies to impact business and law in many years. This interdisciplinary online course is designed to expose students and professionals to the strategic opportunities presented by blockchain and distributed systems. Participants will learn from top faculty at UC Berkeley, who have pioneered an interdisciplinary approach drawing from the business, law, and engineering schools to provide the most comprehensive survey of blockchain available today.

Learners will gain foundational knowledge of blockchain technology, an understanding of how it is being used by businesses, startups, and governments, and a framework for analyzing enterprise use cases. 

Date

March 1st -

March 30th

Upcoming Class

We accept qualified candidates on a rolling basis until the registration deadline. Space in the class is capped to ensure a highly interactive experience, so we encourage you to apply early.

Course Format

This cohort-based program covers a new module each week. In addition to the 135+ video lectures and 15 interviews with industry experts, there will be weekly workshops throughout the course, assessments on the platform, and learners will have opportunities to engage and interact with the lead instructor. The course culminates with a capstone project, where participants explore ways to apply blockchain to their own enterprise or job function. 

Video lectures, short assessments, guest workshops, and a capstone project

Continuous project work alongside facilitators and faculty with live video office hours each week

Video lectures, short assessments, guest workshops, and a capstone project

Length

6 weeks

Time

2-3hrs/week

Cost

2100

Blockchain is one of the most candidate-short industries.

Blockchain engineers are making between $150,000 and $175,000 in annual salaries on average. BLS

#1 Most Needed Skill by Companies in 2020
- Linkedin

Blockchain engineers are the top paid roles in software development, on par with specialists focused on artificial intelligence. CNBC

Demand for blockchain engineers has increased by 400 percent since late 2017 on Hired, a firm that helps clients recruit tech candidates. Hired

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Modules

The course culminates with a capstone project, where students apply blockchain to their own enterprise or job function. Students will have the opportunity to submit their work to a funding committee and be evaluated on a project by project basis, with the chance of leveraging the Blockchain Center's network of resources for their concept.

Project & Pitch

We provide our students opportunities to attend networking events and live-streamed interviews with industry professionals to give them meaningful exposure to job opportunities in the growing blockchain industry. Every student will be admitted into the Blockchain Center's Alumni Network to stay engaged with the community after course completion.

Career Support

MODULE 1

Monetary Economics for the Blockchain World

Before plunging into the world of cryptocurrencies and blockchain, we must first examine the impetus behind Bitcoin, which was to create a new form of money. This module also discusses how blockchain, breaks from the traditional monetary system and has thrown this revolutionary technology into the spotlight.

MODULE 2

How Does Blockchain Actually Work?

In this module, we demystify blockchain technology. We start by covering the basic properties and intent of centralized/decentralized currency, including identity, transactions, record keeping, and consensus. Then, we introduce some of the more advanced concepts, such cryptography, privacy, and hashing, which will be expounded upon in the next module. We finish with an overview of blockchain networks, architectures, and applications.

MODULE 3

Diving Deeper Into Blockchain Technology

This module introduces some more advanced blockchain concepts, mechanisms, and technical applications. We examine cryptography in detail before discussing mining, consensus protocols, and transaction flow. The module wraps up with an in-depth look at of one of the most revolutionary and applicable aspects of blockchain technology: smart contracts.

MODULE 6

Distributed Ledgers, Smart Contracts, and Supply Chains

The final week leverages the knowledge and intuition developed thus far to explore enterprise blockchain, blockchain infrastructure, and technical developments. We will examine the present and future impacts of this technology across several industries.

MODULE 4

Systems of Payment And Exchange

Blockchain and cryptocurrencies offer many alternatives to the traditional methods of payment and exchange in our society today. This module features an in-depth analysis and discussion on these topics and offers some insight as to what further disruption many companies across practically all industries may soon face as a result of this new technology.

MODULE 5

Cryptofinance, Law, And Regulation

This module explores the vast and growing blockchain ecosystem, including a broad industry overview, an analysis of the of the new ICO business model, a primer on key infrastructural and blockchain products, recommendations on production blockchain architectures, and an overview of the laws and regulatory perspectives surrounding the space.