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Blockchain: Value, Impact and Application

Explore the fundamental principles of blockchain technology and its impact. Blockchain technology is a digital ledger that keeps records of transactions called blocks, that are linked together as a chain and secured by cryptography.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify what blockchain is and its different types
  • Explain the differences between industrial blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies
  • Evaluate the impact and value of blockchain to current business models and global sourcing of goods and services
  • Identify the effects of blockchain technology to current professions
  • Explore the gap blockchain will create between adopters and traditional business models

Topics of instruction

  • History of blockchain: the silent 10-year revolution
  • What is blockchain: distributed ledger, consensus, cryptography, smart contracts
  • Types of blockchain: private, public and mixed
  • Business management and blockchain: impact on decision making and distribution
  • Internet of Agreements (IoA)
  • Transforming supply chain and other business processes