The technology powering Bitcoin is more than just a payments system - it’s a disruptive improvement to the Internet. This workshop will teach you the basics of blockchain technology and explain how its decentralized design enables trust over the Internet.
Launched in 2009, Bitcoin is a primitive example of a blockchain. There are now entire ecosystems of other decentralized technologies, such as smart contracts, autonomous organizations, and digital identity. This workshop will give you insight into the many use cases for blockchain and where the technology is headed.
Although blockchain was developed to challenge traditional institutions, regulatory agencies around the world have acted quickly to regulate and adopt this developing technology. This workshop will provide an overview of how blockchain fits into to the bigger picture of law and society.
Join us for an interactive and demystifying session!
Students will walk away with an understanding of:
- History of cryptocurrency
- Technology demystified: blockchain, cryptocurrency mining, and smart contracts
- The concept and philosophy of decentralization
- How blockchain is affecting law, the economy, and markets
- History of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
- Technological and philosophical overview of decentralization
- Present use of Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
- Smart contracts, non-fungible tokens, and blockchain consortia
- Cryptocurrency mining
- Legal implications for cryptocurrencies
Course Number: BUSA-80043
Credit: 0.00 unit(s)
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10/15/2020 - 10/15/2020