Everything You Need to Know About Distributed Ledger Technology, The Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies (But Didn’t Know Who to Ask) (On-Demand)

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Unless you have been hiding under a digital rock, you probably have heard the terms “distributed ledger technology (DLT),” “The Blockchain,” and “cryptocurrency” (or at least the most famous cryptocurrency – “bitcoin”).  But do you know enough about them to advise your clients (and yourself) about how to get on board as they drive our business and personal lives into a more flexible, dynamic and efficient digital future?

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Event Details

Course Type

Credit Hours

2

Original Date Of Course

Course Instructor

Robert C. Brighton, Jr., Esq.

General Credits

2

Course Description

Unless you have been hiding under a digital rock, you probably have heard the terms “distributed ledger technology (DLT),” “The Blockchain,” and “cryptocurrency” (or at least the most famous cryptocurrency – “bitcoin”).  But do you know enough about them to advise your clients (and yourself) about how to get on board as they drive our business and personal lives into a more flexible, dynamic and efficient digital future?

Principles

  • What is distributed ledger technology (DLT)
  • What is The Blockchain (and how is it different from DLT)
  • What is a “public” Blockchain vs. a “private” or “permissioned” Blockchain
  • What is a cryptocurrency (and who is Satoshi Nakamoto?)
  • What is a “smart” contract (and what makes them so “smart”)
  • How are (will be) DLT, The Blockchain and cryptocurrencies used?
  • How are cryptocurrencies regulated?
  • What are the risks and rewards?

 

Syllabus

  1. Overview of Distributed Ledger Technology, The Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies
      • An Answer to Two Problems – Security and Efficiency
        1. But What About Hacking?
        2. Is there a trade-off between security and efficiency?
  2. Public Blockchains
      • Proof of Work (PoW)
      • Proof of Stake (PoS)
  3. Private (Permissioned) Blockchains
      • Corporate uses
      • Operational uses (i.e., memberships)
  4. Cryptocurrencies
      • Some History including the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto
      • How Do Cryptocurrencies Work?
        1. Miners
        2. Forks
        3. Digital Wallets
    • Crypto Exchanges
    • Regulation of Cryptocurrencies
      • Overview
        • Securities Regulation
          • When is a cryptocurrency a security?
          • Regulation of offerings of security coins
          • Regulation of brokers transacting in security coins
          • Regulation of investment advisers
          • Regulation of funds
          • Regulation of exchanges
          • Regulation of derivative cyptocurrencies
        • Commodities Regulation
        • Money Laundering
        • Taxes
        • Money Transmission
        • Privacy Considerations
  5. Current and Contemplated Use Cases for Distributed Ledger Technology and The Blockchain
    • Overview
    • Capital Formation
      1. ICOs
        • Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)
            • Merchant transactions
            • Enterprise Blockchain solutions
            • Exchanges and trading
            • Identity authentication and security
            • Social networks and games
            • Hardware and software
    • Financial Services
    • Insurance
    • Government
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Healthcare
    • The Internet of Things (IoT)

Instructor

Robert C. Brighton, Jr., Esq.

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