Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Fundamentals

Monday, September 13, 2021
Webcast or Webinar, Online
4:00 PM - 5:51 PM (opens at 3:30 PM) EST
Technical Business

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Course Type: Webcast
Course Code: 21/AC880495
Level: Basic
Vendor: ACPEN
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge


Blockchain is a technique for creating a highly tamper resistant, fault tolerant ledger for recording and validating transactions using encryption.  While some think of blockchain exclusively as the engine behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, the blockchain protocol has many other uses, and can be configured to offer anonymity and run on a decentralized basis.  Innovations like smart contracts, cryptocurrencies administered by national banks, and its use for recording permanent records like land transfer records and private company stock ledgers.  This session will provide an introduction to this disruptive technology, and will provide insights into how it might change the way we do business in the future.  


  • Explain the key items associated with a blockchain: tokens, coins, digital wallets, transactions, nodes, hashes, and blocks
  • Describe at least two use cases for a blockchain-based ledger
  • Name the two methods for obtaining consensus among the nodes in a blockchain-based ledger
  • List at least three cryptocurrencies which are secured with blockchain-based ledgers

Major Topics:

  • What Is A Blockchain?
  • Fundamental Components Of Blockchain
  • Types Of Blockchain-based Ledgers
  • How Do The Nodes In Blockchain Record Transactions???
  • Behind The Scenes: Blocks And Hashing
  • Audit and Governance Issues

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