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Blockchain Overview: Business Foundations

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

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Course Overview


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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What You'll Learn


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



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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

Who Should Attend


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

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 1 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience live, expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 1 day


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