Free Blockchain Boot Camp | July 21, 2018
Join us for an intensive one-day Blockchain boot camp to discover what the future holds for Blockchain applications for businesses, investors, and start-ups. Learn all there is to know about cryptocurrencies, trading, digital wallets, ‘hyperledger,’ smart contracts, and decentralized currencies from Blockchain industry experts, entrepreneurs, fintech specialists, and technology consultants.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
8:30am - 6pm (networking from 5-6pm)
UCI Division of Continuing Education, 510 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697
Free event | Includes light snacks and refreshments
Can't join us in person? Register for the live stream.
Who should attend?
Professionals from accounting, technology, business, legal, and fintech industries as well as anyone interested in learning about this emerging technology and its uses beyond cryptocurrencies. No coding or prior Blockchain experience required.
In 2018, Blockchain Technologies and its various applications are extending into the mainstream business community at an exponential rate. Governments, banks, insurance companies, technology start-ups and venture capital firms are all actively engaging in building new products and services on Blockchain technologies because the technology can work for almost every type of transaction involving value. Products such as smart contracts, financial agreements and cryptocurrencies are creating massive amounts of hype for Blockchain technologies. Any online product or service that requires a coded transaction is ripe for a Blockchain application.
In this program, you will be introduced to Blockchain Technologies as a concept and their vast applications. But what is a Blockchain Technology, and what makes it unique? A Blockchain is an online open ledger for anyone and everyone to see. This ledger has a serious level of encryption, through some sophisticated mathematics that makes it impossible to have its content altered. The most popularized example of a Blockchain technology product is Bitcoin, a peer-to-peer digital currency that has grown by a factor of 500% in 2017. But there are many other Blockchain applications, new products and services being built to capitalize on this new technology protocol. For starters, there are over 950 new cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum, Ethereum classic, Litecoin, Monero, Neo, Cordano and Eos, the list goes on. The applications for Blockchain technologies are limitless.
This program helps to meet the expanding needs of business and industry for professionals who can effectively utilize critical Blockchain Technology knowledge to add value to their businesses and future careers. According to PwC FinTech director Jeremy Drane, the number one issue facing the Blockchain industry is a lack of talent. An experienced Blockchain programmer can expect to earn $65,000 – $220,000 per year according to industry experts.
Who Should Enroll
This program is designed for professionals in a variety of industries and job functions who are looking to help their organization leverage Blockchain technologies. Specific job titles that would benefit from this program include: marketing, sales, business analysts, computer engineers, computer scientists, data scientists, researchers, and those professionals looking to broaden their skills in this high-demand field while leveraging their unique domain expertise.
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