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Intro to Blockchain for Bankers

Free introductory workshop for bankers about blockchain

In this 1 hour introductory workshop at Collective Campus (and also available ONLINE), you will receive an overview of blockchain fundamentals as they apply to banking business models.

  • what is the blockchain?
  • how might it disrupt banking?
  • what are the opportunities?

Blockchain technology will have a much wider impact on the financial industry than payments alone. The shared public ledger has the potential to radically simplify banking itself.

The blockchain – or the ‘distributed ledger’ – is a record of digital events that’s shared between many different parties. It can only be updated after consensus from a majority of the participants in the system and, once entered, the information can never be erased. The blockchain therefore contains a certain and verifiable record of every transaction ever made, demonstrating that digital records can be held securely without any central authority.

A number of banks, including Citigroup, Barclays, and UBS Bank, are exploring blockchain technology for cross-border payments and plan to integrate it into their existing systems. Fintech startups such as Ripple and HyperLedger are also developing new ways to exchange data through blockchain technology.

While it’s likely to have broad potential, a few benefits are particularly worth highlighting:

  • Security – The fact the blockchain ledger is distributed across thousands of computers means that hacking is almost impossible, reducing server maintenance requirements and improving security for banks.
  • Transparency – The sender and the recipient of every transaction are recorded and all transactions are publicly available for inspection. The blockchain reveals how money flows around the financial system, and into which markets.
  • Privacy – Users are anonymous and can move money around instantly and securely. This allows banks to save time and reduces costs on international transactions.
  • Risk – No single authority has control, which means that if there’s a fault, the rest of the network will continue to function. Currently, if a bank’s system goes down, users are unable to perform transactions; using blockchain technology, the bank’s system would continue as normal.

Live Stream

With a laptop and wi-fi, you can join the live class, ask questions, and interact with the instructor - just as if you're there in person.

This live course is perfect for those who can't make the class in person due to timing and location. 

Details for logging in will be sent to all registrants before the class.

Who Should Take This Workshop?

This workshop is developed for any banking professional or fintech startup with an interest in the blockchain. 

Professionals interested in making themselves more attractive and getting involved in more internal innovation projects are can only benefit from taking this workshop. 

Pre-requisites

  • None

Where To From Here?

  • Blockchain Masterclass

What To Bring

  • Pad and pen
  • The right side of your brain

Instructors

What to bring

 *Note: you will also need a Google Account to fully interact in the class

 Once you're booked in, you'll receive detailed instructions to access the livestream.

WHAT's NEXT?

LOCATION
Collective Campus

1/20 Queen St, Melbourne 3000

SCHEDULE
  • Wednesday, 20th July 12:00PM - 1:00PM

COST
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