Blockchain: A Transformative Technology

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Course Description:

Blockchain has been described as a transformative technology that will fundamentally change our relationships with third-party intermediaries including banks, lawyers and accountants. Blockchain technology has the potential to be a significant disruptor in terms of how business transactions are initiated, authorized and recorded. It has been compared in magnitude to the introduction of the internet. But, what is Blockchain, how does it work and why should we care? We will make blockchain technology understandable and provide you with action steps to help you prepare for this game-changing technology.

Course publication date:  January 1, 2021

Learning objectives

After completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify when blockchain technology came into existence
  2. Identify who created blockchain technology
  3. List 1 reason why blockchain technology was created
  4. Identify the difference between blockchain and bitcoin
  5. Identify 1 problem blockchain had to solve to replace intermediaries such as banks.
  6. List at least 2 challenges created by blockchain technology
  7. Identify at least 1 type of cryptocurrency
  8. Identify 1 characteristic of a smart contract
  9. Identify at least 1 opportunity created by blockchain technology
  10. Identify 1 practical use of blockchain technology

  1. Program Level: Basic
  2. Program pre-requisites: There are no prerequisites for this course
  3. Advance preparation: None
  4. Delivery method: QAS Self Study
  5. CPE credits: Participants will earn 2.0 CPE credits in the field of study of informational technology
  6. Refunds and cancellations: Sheriff Consulting will issue refunds for courses cancelled by participants within ten days of purchase. For more information regarding refund, complaint, and/or program cancellation, please contact our offices:

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