Introduction to Blockchain
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Thursday, 25 January

6:30 8:30 pm EST

GA D.C., 1776

1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
$55 USD
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Introduction to Blockchain

Jason Brett Photo


Blockchain Consultant

25

Thursday, 25 January

6:30 8:30 pm EST

GA D.C., 1776

1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
$55 USD
Regular Ticket

Sold Out!

Get on the waitlist

Be the first to know if a spot becomes available.

Add me to the waitlist

Questions? Read our FAQs

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? 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. Whether you want to learn more about blockchain from a technical or business perspective, or are simply curious about how this emerging technology works, we welcome you to join us!

Takeaways

  • Become familiar with the nature of blockchain technology
  • 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

Prereqs & Preparation

This workshop is designed for anyone with a curiosity about this pervasive technology.

What to bring to class: Just yourself and any questions you have!

About the Instructor

Jason Brett Photo

Blockchain Consultant

Jason Brett is the former Director of Operations at the Chamber of Digital Commerce, and believes blockchain and digital asset technology can have a profound impact on financial and other sectors of the world economy for the better.

Jason is also a former federal regulator at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) with more than 15 years of experience in financial services. At the FDIC, Jason conducted quantitative analysis during the financial crisis of 2007-2008. Jason evaluated counterparty risk, bond valuations, and credit default swaps for large institutions including Washington Mutual, Wachovia, Lehman Brothers, AIG and Bank of America.

Later, Jason worked as a consultant for RSM and Booz Allen working with U.S. financial regulators, including the Federal Reserve, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the FDIC. Jason primarily worked on the MHA program from 2011-2015 in auditing compliance of large mortgage servicers on the eligibility, underwriting, and foreclosure prevention guidelines of the program. In 2015, Jason shifted his focus to blockchain technology, where he saw the potential for regulators to increase visibility and transparency of financial companies and financial markets.

Jason graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s in Government and holds a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from American University. He currently resides in Alexandria, VA. with his wife.

Refund Policy

We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.

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