EXECUTIVE PROGRAM ON BLOCKCHAIN & BITCOIN

In today’s time, when all the cryptocurrency buzzwords are doing the rounds of the tech circles around the world, it has become important to get to the core of cryptocurrency’s underlying technology, i.e. blockchain. Blockchain is a decentralised and distributed digital ledger technology that was popularised by the Bitcoin global cryptocurrency platform.

It enables transparent, tamper-proof systems that facilitate transactions between machines without a central clearinghouse. It has potential applications in many different areas of finance. This course will cover the fundamentals of blockchain technology, including the three core layers of a blockchain and the three types of blockchains.

Why learn about Blockchain Technology?

Blockchain is one of the most revolutionary and disruptive forces to come along in today’s time. It has several applications in the finance industry. Due to its constantly evolving nature, it is expected to extend beyond cryptocurrency. in the near future. Some of its most radical advantages are:

  • Extremely secure and can prevent financial scams
  • Can eliminate the middleman in digital transactions
  • Will settle digital transactions instantly
  • More increased and secure cloud storage
  • Many applications in finance, tech firms, governments, banks, etc.

PURPOSE

This course is designed for finance professionals who need to understand the strategic implicationsof the blockchain in their respective fields. While a high level understanding of the cryptographic foundations is essential for this purpose, the program will NOT focus on the mathematical and technical aspects of the cryptography. The program tries to be self-contained, but it assumes reasonable knowledge of basic finance, elementary mathematics and essential computing that is expected ofall finance professionals today.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The program would help participants to understand

The cryptographic foundations of the blockchain and related technologies
Role of the ledger in payment systems, clearing and settlement systems
Inefficiencies associated with the traditional centralised ledger
Applications of the block chain in finance and associated software solutions

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KEY TRAINING MODULES

1 INTRODUCTION
2 CRYPTOGRAPHIC PRIMITIVES
3 TRADITIONAL CENTRAL LEDGER:
PAYMENT SYSTEMS
4 TRADITIONAL CENTRAL LEDGER:
CLEARING AND SETTLEMENT
5 BITCOIN & THE DISTRIBUTED LEDGER
6 PUBLIC, PRIVATE AND PERMISSIONED LEDGERS
7 DISTRIBUTED LEDGER AND SETTLEMENT SYSTEMS
8 SMART CONTRACTS
9 ETHERIUM AND SMART CONTRACTS
10 IMPORTANT BLOCKCHAIN AND DLT PROJECTS:
HYPERLEDGER, R3 CORDA

Who should attend the program?

The program is aimed at high-ranking and technology-driven finance professionals who need to understand the strategic implications of Blockchain technology. The program assumes that participants will come on board with a reasonable knowledge of basic finance, elementary mathematics and essential computing that is expected of all finance professionals today. Knowledge of basic cryptography is not assumed, as this would be covered in the program.

DURATION

A 2-day customised program held at the IIMA campus or an alternate venue.

COURSE FEE

Rs.80,000 + Taxes

FACULTY

Prof.Varma has worked with the SEBI and been a member of the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms and of the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission.
His primary areas of interests include financial markets – equity, debt, currency and derivates.He is currently a director on the Board of Infosys BPO Limited, Gujarat International Finance Tec – City Company Limited and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited.He has carried out a commendable amount of reasearch in the field of Indian Financial Markets and Finance Theory.His book on the securities scam was a national best seller.