Blockchain Workshop

Bitcoin Events Pty Ltd will be hosting a Blockchain Workshop on 1 March 2017 at the Focus Rooms in Sandton, Johannesburg. The workshop will start at 09:00 and finish by 16:30.

The workshop will give attendees a good understanding of digital currencies such as bitcoin, it’s underlying technology the blockchain and why this technology is being referred to as the next Industrial Revolution. The workshop will cover many Bitcoin 2.0 topics such as smart contracts, smart property, side chains, decentralised services, world computers, and other exciting and innovative services and opportunities currently being used around the world. It will also look at current regulation, and compliance globally and in South Africa. Attendees will gain an insight into the future of the blockchain in terms of innovation and disruption of existing traditional systems and processes.

Download the programme here.

  • Disruption
  • Bitcoin, blockchain and hype cycles
  • Cash vs. digital cash
  • Security and how unsecure online transactions actually are
  • Double spending
  • Decentralised vs. centralised ledgers
  • How bitcoin/the blockchain solves this
  • Byzantine Generals’ problem
  • Introduction to mining
  • How the mining process ensures security
  • Halvings and deflation
  • Private/public keys and digital signatures
  • How this secures transactions
  • Cryptographic hashes
  • How proof of work works
  • Types of wallets
  • Securing bitcoin
  • How to buy/sell bitcoin and exchanges
  • How and where I can use bitcoin
  • Bitcoin as a new gold
  • Inputs and outputs
  • How transactions are chained
  • Transaction fees
  • Confirmations
  • Scripts/smart contracts
  • Digital assets, coloured coins and timestamping
  • Multisig transactions
  • Escrow
  • Micropayment channels
  • Side chains and lightning networks
  • Overview of permissionless (public) and permissioned blockchains (private)
  • Centralised blockchain case studies such as Ripple
  • Decentralised blockchain case studies such as Ethereum
  • Scaling
  • Centralisation
  • Regulation
  • Blockchain hype and misconceptions: what is at the heart of blockchain innovation?
    Segregated Witness and Bitcoin Unlimited (Bitcoin Core vs. Bitcoin Classic and where we’re at)
  • Permissionless innovation
  • Open source economy and a new narrative
  • Decentralised p2p tech
  • Smart contracts, DAOs and Ethereum
  • Use cases: what financial and non-financial institutions are doing with blockchain technology

Workshop Tickets: 1 March 2017

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