Blockchain & Smart Contracts: Applied for Professionals
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Blockchain & Smart Contracts: Applied for Professionals

A concise guide for the business professional. What will you need to know as this technology disrupts your industry?
5.0 (2 ratings)
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6 students enrolled
Created by Michael Patrick
Last updated 4/2019
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Price: $179.99
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This course includes
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 15 articles
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of Blockchain technology
  • Be able to differentiate between the requirement for a public or a private Blockchain
  • Develop an appreciation for which companies are investing in Blockchain technology and how
  • Gain a fundamental understanding of Decentralised Applications (DAPPS)
  • Understand the different subdivisions of Crypto-Assets, their respective features and how they are transferred on the Blockchain
  • Understand the rationale behind digital currency use and gain perspective of current global adoption
  • Gain insight on utility token use cases and understand the disruptive potential behind smart contract implementation
  • Understand how equity ownership can be tokenised and the impacts this will have on traditional models
  • Understand the custody solutions available for Crypto-Assets and their respective features
  • Understand the counterparties one can engage with when acquiring or liquidating Crypto-Assets along with their respective benefits and disadvantages
  • Understand the broader risks in the Crypto-Asset market
  • Understand the premise of coin provenance
Requirements
  • This course is designed to begin with the fundamentals and then layer additional knowledge on this foundation. As such, no course requirements or prerequisites exist.
Description

K.Y.T Consulting develops our Professional client's knowledge through a comprehensive approach, providing a fundamental understanding of Blockchain Technology and Crypto Assets. However, rather than focus on the minutiae of the underlying technology, we look at its application, focusing on how it is set to disrupt industries and who’s currently implementing it, providing concepts to be understood rather than terminology to be remembered, allowing client facing professionals to have better, more informed, conversations with clients and identify new opportunities.


This course comprises three modules:


Blockchain Technology Fundamentals:

  • This module covers the origin of Blockchain, explaining what it is and then explores its various use-cases, with specific examples from some of the worlds largest companies.


Crypto Assets & Smart Contracts:

  • This asset class can be subdivided into Digital Cash (cryptocurrency), Utility Tokens and Tokenised Securities. In this module you will be introduced to each of these classifications and their respective features and use cases. This module also provides a comprehensive analysis of smart contracts; a key topic underpinning the disruptive nature of Blockchain Technology.


Buying, Selling & Custody of Crypto Assets:

  • This module focuses on how crypto-assets are acquired, liquidated and stored. Specifically, we shall review the counter-party options when buying and selling these assets, alongside key considerations, associated risks and their expected costs. This module also introduces clients to Initial Coin Offerings (ICO's) and Security Token Offerings (STO's), covering the due diligence clients must undertake and the underlying factors they must scrutinise prior to allocating capital.




Disclaimer: This course does not constitute investment advise. Please consult a professional investment adviser prior to allocating capital.

Who this course is for:
  • Legal, Finance and Accountancy Professionals looking to develop an applied understanding of this new technology and asset class.
  • For example, finance professionals assisting with a clients capital raise; a lawyer who anticipates that their clients will be investing capital in Blockchain; an accountant with clients who are investing in Crypto Assets and wishes add context.
Course content
Expand all 28 lectures 01:05:57
+ Blockchain Technology Fundamentals
7 lectures 15:13

Students will be able to articulate the basic concepts of Blockchain Technology

Preview 02:19

Students will gain an understanding of the origins of Blockchain Technology.

The Origins of Blockchain Part 2
00:53

This lecture will look further at the key characteristics of the Blockchain and the efficiencies that can be gained from employing this technology. Students will understand the key differences between public and private Blockchains and the commercial factors driving the decision between which which of the two to implement for a particular project.

What is Blockchain Technology?
03:28
Decentralised Applications (Dapps) Part 1
02:04

Students will appreciate the key subdivisions of Decentralised Applications and the possible use cases.

Decentralised Applications (Dapps) Part 2
00:37

This lecture focuses on specifically, which companies are investing in blockchain technology and for what commercial reasons.

Preview 04:43

This lecture focuses on specifically, which companies are investing in blockchain technology and for what commercial reasons.

Blockchain Use Cases Part 2
01:08

A short, multiple choice, quiz to ensure students have learnt the key points from this section.

Blockchain Technology Fundamentals: Testing Your Learning
3 questions
+ Crypto Assets & Smart Contracts
12 lectures 26:03

Students will be able to articulate the 3 subdivisions of crypto assets.

Crypto Assets Part 1
00:17

This lecture elaborates on the features of digital cash and discusses adoption as well as providing our own opinion on the future of digital cash.

Preview 02:36

This lecture elaborates on the features of digital cash, the incentives behind adoption and its limitations.

Digital Cash
03:30

Students will understand what a utility token is, how they differ from digital cash and be able to provide examples of utility tokens which are currently proving successful in the market.

Utility Tokens Part 1
01:19

This lecture will take a deeper look at Utility Tokens and introduce the concept of Tokenised Securities.

Utility Tokens Part 2
01:26

Students will understand the core concepts of Tokenised Securities and also analyse how they can disrupt the Venture Capital and Real Estate business models.

Tokenised Securities
01:26

This lecture provides students with an understanding of what smart contracts are, how they execute, and explores the various use cases in which they are set to disrupt almost every major industry.

Smart Contracts Part 1
00:59

This lecture provides students with an understanding of what smart contracts are, how they execute, and explores the various use cases in which they are set to disrupt almost every major industry.

Smart Contracts Part 2
02:53

This lecture discusses exactly what initial coin offerings (ICO's) are, what rights they confer and factors to assess when reviewing the potential future success of a project.

Initial Coin Offerings Part 1
03:15

This lecture discusses exactly what initial coin offerings (ICO's) are, what rights they confer and factors to assess when reviewing the potential future success of a project.

Initial Coin Offerings Part 2
06:18

This lecture will provide students with a fundamental regarding the key differences between an Initial Coin Offering and a Securitised Token Offering.

Securitised Token Offerings Part 1
00:58

This lecture takes a deeper look at STO's by looking at the current market landscape.

Securitised Token Offerings Part 2
01:04

A short, multiple choice, quiz to ensure students have learnt the key points from this section.


Crypto Assets & Smart Contracts: Test Your Learning
3 questions
+ Buying, Selling & Custody of Crypto Assets
8 lectures 22:04

Traditional bank accounts use terminology such as account number, PIN number and sort code. Crypto-assets use a different set of terms; this module will provide students with an understanding of these terms.

Crypto Asset Custody Terminology
03:01

Students will understand the crucial differences between the hot and cold storage of crypto assets. We shall also discuss how multi signature wallets can be used to assert control over a transaction.

Hot, Cold & Multi-Signature Custody Part 1
02:43

Students will understand the crucial differences between the hot and cold storage of crypto assets. We shall also discuss how multi signature wallets can be used to assert control over a transaction.

Hot, Cold & Multi-Signature Custody Part 2
02:49

A short, multiple choice, quiz to ensure students have learnt the key points from this section.


Crypto Asset Custody: Test Your Learning
2 questions

Considering the crypto asset market isn't as mature as traditional markets, this module will assist students navigate the counter-parties available to trade with and assess their respective pro's and con's. We shall also briefly discuss asset liquidity and why it is important to your clients.

Buying & Selling Crypto Assets Part 1
03:17

Considering the crypto asset market isn't as mature as traditional markets, this module will assist students navigate the counter-parties available to trade with and assess their respective pro's and con's. We shall also briefly discuss asset liquidity and why it is important to your clients.

Buying & Selling Crypto Assets Part 2
03:46

A short, multiple choice, quiz to ensure students have learnt the key points from this section.

Buying & Selling Crypto Assets: Test Your Learning
2 questions

Proof of funds can be declared via SWIFT messages when dealing with regular currencies, however, this is not the case with crypto-assets. This lecture teaches students how to ascertain that a counter-party has sufficient funds, given the circumstances.

Proof of Funds
01:48

Students will understand the concept of coin provenance; a critical subject when dealing in crypto-assets.

Coin Provenance
03:59

Unfortunately, the crypto asset market is rife with market manipulation. This module will provide you with some of the more common manipulations with the hope you can avoid them in the future.

Market Manipulation
00:40

A short, multiple choice, quiz to ensure students have learnt the key points from this section.

Buying, Selling & Custody of Crypto Assets: Test Your Learning
2 questions