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Blockchain Overview: Business Foundations

Gain a non-technical overview of Blockchain and how it’s affecting business markets.

This course provides a general overview of the Blockchain technology in simple English without using technical jargon. It’s specifically designed to answer the following questions:

  • What is Blockchain? (What exactly is it?)
  • Non-Technical Technology Overview (How does it work?)
  • Benefits of Blockchain (Why should anyone consider this?)
  • Use Cases (Where and for what apps is it appropriate?)
  • Adoption (Who is using it and for what?)
  • Implementation (How do I get started?)
  • Future of Blockchain (What is its future?)

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Learn more about this topic now. View the webinar Blockchain 101 – Overview and Use Cases


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Who Should Attend?

This course is designed for Business and Technical Leaders who make decisions about leveraging Blockchain. 

What You'll Learn

After completing this course, you will be able to make informed decisions about leveraging Blockchain technology in your business. 


Course Outline

What is Blockchain? 

  • Technology overview
  • History of Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin) and Blockchain

Non-Technical Technology Overview 

  • Cryptography for executives
  • Key concepts 
  • Public ledgers
  • Hashes and block hashes
  • Distributed and peer-to-peer technologies
  • Digital tokens
  • Smart contracts
  • Bitcoin mining 
  • Authorization and authentication
  • Security

Benefits of Blockchain – Myths and Facts

  • Benefits of Blockchain and myths and facts 
  • Value of Blockchain
  • Value of smart contracts
  • Role and value of digital tokens
  • Common misconceptions about Blockchain
  • Limitations

Use Cases 

  • When is it appropriate or not appropriate to use Blockchain 
  • Digital wallets and payment systems
  • Money transfers
  • Transaction tracking and management
  • Record keeping
  • Asset management
  • Financial settlements
  • Securities transactions
  • Contracts

Industry Adoption 

  • Who is using it and for what?
  • Financial Services 
  • Banking 
  • Securities and Trading
  • Real Estate 
  • Education
  • Technology 
  • Legal 
  • Insurance
  • Healthcare
  • Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Governments


  • How do I get started? 
  • Requirements definition and business use case
  • Proof of concept development
  • Tools and technology infrastructure

Deployment strategy

  • Costs What does it cost to use this technology?

Future of Blockchain

  • What is its future?
  • Industry outlooks

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