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The Master in Blockchain Technologies is designed to help C-Levels, decision makers, business professionals, entrepreneurs, government officials, and public administrators to better understand the Blockchain concepts and capabilities, and how to leverage its possibilities, including but not limited to existing monetary and financial systems, and what opportunities exist for innovation using blockchain. This program is also aimed to more technical-oriented specialists who would like to grasp a deeper understanding of the technological aspects of blockchain.
- 8 Months
- 8 Blocks
- 100% Online
- Barcelona Summit
- Global Networking
Skills and Capabilities
Foundational knowledge of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies for continued learning and professional development.
Identify the business case for Blockchain in any project, taking into account benefits, examining the drivers, functionality and characteristics of the problem to solve.
Ability to critically evaluate and adopt the more suitable blockchain technology for a particular project.
Hands-on experience developing a real blockchain project, going deeper into technical and business aspects of the technology
Blockchain is a continuous growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography. It is an open, distributed ledger than can record transactions between two parties efficiently and in a verifiable and permanent way.
Blockchain technology has a large potential to transform business operating models. Blockchain distributed ledger technology could create new foundations for global economic and social systems. One of the most known Blockchain applications is related to cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin is the most popular one with more than 130B$ CAP, bigger than the GBP of a lot of countries), the use of blockchain promises to bring significant efficiency to global supply chains, financial transactions, asset ledgers and decentralized social networking.
In an increasingly and competitive environment, challenges abound and there are no easy solutions. Better knowledge of Blockchain Technologies leads to better business decisions, and the best vectors to maximize the advantages out of the use of this technology can be achieved.
The master is offered online to students worldwide, combining theoretical sessions, with webinars and practical sessions. The participants will carry a final project on for developing a project that could be a blockchain application or a business model based on this technology.
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“For 20 years we have got the Internet of information and now we have the Internet of value”
- B1. Blockchain Technology Fundamentals
- B2. Smart Contracts
- B3. Business Applications & Use Cases
- B4. Public Networks & Consortium
- B5. Managed Blockchains
- B6. Social Impact
- B7. Specialization Itinerary
- B8. Final Project
Blockchain Technology Fundamentals
Setting the foundations for the blockchain technology, the problems it solves, why it is a new paradigm in distributed systems.
M1. History & Introduction to Blockchain
M2. Data and Databases
M3. Networks and protocols
M4. Ledger & Authorities: Private & Public networks
M5. Technical Fundamentals
M6. Consensus in Blockchain
Learn the details of smart contracts and their importance for the programmability of the blockchain.
M1. Smart Contract Theory
M2. Technical implementation of Smart Contracts
M3. Smart Contract Management and Innovation
Business Applications & Use Cases
M1. Blockchain in the Traditional Economy
M2. Blockchain in IT Infrastructure
M3. Blockchain in Operations and Governance
M4. Blockchain in Finance & Capital Markets
M5. Blockchain in Research and Development
M6. Use case of Blockchain in Economy
M7. Use Cases in Government, Legal & Regulation
M8. Use Cases in Logistics
M9. Other Use Cases
Public Networks & Consortium
Present an in-depth view of some of the more relevant networks and consortia in the blockchain ecosystem.
M1. Deployment Architectures
M2. Assessment of Networks
M3. Introduction to Bitcoin
M4. Introduction to Ethereum
M5. Introduction to Ripple
M6. Other Public Networks
Managed Blockchains (Private Networks)
Presentation of IBM Hyperledger and it uses in business.
M1. Introduction to Managed Blockchains
M2. Introduction to Hyperledger Fabric
M3. Deploy and Invoke Chaincode
Option 1. Blockchain Apps Development
M2. Smart Contracts Design and Development
M3. Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain application
Option 2. Blockchain Business Models
M1. Blockchain Based innovation
M2. Cryptocurrencies applications and investment tools
The final project goes deeper into the technical and the business aspects of the technology. This module lays the foundation for the project to be developed as the final evaluation of the master.
The participants will develop a final project that could be a blockchain application or a business model based on this technology. Each team will be assigned a mentor who will organize weekly or twice a month following up or mentoring sessions with the team.
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What is Blockchain?
“For 20 years we have got the Internet of information and now we have the Internet of value.”
Blockchain is a platform that allows anyone, whether individual or business, transact and move value, assets, money, money assets, without an intermediate as a bank or a government. Is the open-access, secure global platform on which Bitcoin is based. In a world where, according to Alex, “It’s cheaper and faster to mail an anvil to China than it is to send $100,” blockchain facilitates an authenticated, peer-to-peer transfer of value without an intermediary (such as a bank), in a manner that is transparent, public, permanent — and completely anonymous.
Ethereum and ICO
Is technology a disruptive change?
A lot of business leaders in many industries understand that blockchain will be the disruptive technology, but often leaders from old paradigm have a very hard time embracing what’s new.