Blockchain Intensive II: The Financial Sector

This immersive ONLINE course is designed individuals who understand the basics of digital currencies such as bitcoin and the blockchain technology, with a focus on adoption and use within the Financial Sector. Understanding FinTech and its impact and implementation of standards within the Financial Sector. This course delves deeper into the concepts covered in the Blockchain Foundation and Blockchain Intensive I courses.

COURSE OUTLINE

Module 1: Introduction to FinTech

  • FinTech overview and Landscape
  • Blockchain Investments
  • Banks and Blockchain
  • Challenges

Module 2: Accounting and Compliance

  • Compliance and legal issues
  • Cyptonite and Crypto-currency security standards
  • Money Laundry, Accounting and Auditing

Module 3: Security with Blockchain

  • Security Challenges
  • Engines and Architecture
  • Permissionless vs. Permissioned
  • Addressing Privacy and Security

Module 4: Regulation

  • Overview of Blockchain Regulations
  • Regulating the Blockchain
  • Stifling Innovation and Resistance is Futile

Module 5: Operations

  • Standardization
  • Security Transactions
  • Asset Servicing
  • Clients and Dealers
  • Private Trading Companies
  • Central Counterparty Clearing House CCP
  • Custodians
  • Barriers to adoptions
  • Scalability, regulations and legislation
  • Common standards and governance
  • Operational risks
  • Use cases

Module 6: Identity and KYC

  • KYC, AML, CFT
  • The future of digital identity
  • Four KYC challenges
  • Blockchain for KYC
  • Remaining Questions
  • Companies addressing identity and KYC

Module 7: Exchanges CCPs and CSDs

  • Disrupting Exchanges, CCPs and CSDs
  • Euroclear
  • DTCC
  • CME Group
  • NASDAQ

Module 8: Central Bank Implementations

  • Job of Central Banks is to worry
  • Central Bank Digital Currency
  • Adoption by Central Banks
  • Emerging Economies
  • Bank of England
  • Bank of Canada

Module 9: Preparing for Blockchain

  • Evaluate the problem
  • Barriers to blockchain adoption
  • Evaluate the Technology
  • Public vs Private
  • Smart Contracts
  • Pegging Sidechains
  • Consortium and Collaboration