Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

San Francisco campuses

GA San Jose, WeWork
75 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose CA 95113

GA SF
225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco CA 94104

Past Locations for this Workshop

Introduction to Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

San Francisco

San Francisco campuses

GA San Jose, WeWork
75 E Santa Clara Street
San Jose CA 95113

GA SF
225 Bush Street, 5th Floor (East Entrance)
San Francisco CA 94104

Past Locations for this Workshop

About this workshop

You may have heard of Bitcoin, Ethereum, and "blockchain technology," but do you know what they are and what they're being used for? Have you heard that blockchain technology is being compared to the Internet in the 1990s? Are you curious as a programmer how you may be able experiment with this technology, and how development in this space is still open for brand new business models?

In this workshop, you'll learn the basics of digital currency transactions such as bitcoin, advanced smart contracts such as Ethereum, and the blockchain that fuels the system, plus dive into the many applications of this game-changing technology. Find out about the industries it has the potential to disrupt, which organizations are experimenting with the technology and the implications of working with this technology.

This workshop is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about blockchain from a technical, business, or purely curious standpoint.

Takeaways

  • Become familiar with the nature of blockchain technology
  • Understand digital tokens and ways people purchase them
  • Explain what an exchange is, a miner, blockchain and smart contracts
  • Overview of blockchains' past, present and future
  • Demystify blockchain and its perceived complications
  • Practical applications for blockchain for all industries
  • Different ways of raising money - ICOs, crowd sales, funding rounds, and how to develop a blockchain business plan

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