© Leonid Khmelnitski

Introduction to blockchain: 

  • Basic principles of distributed ledgers
  • Decentralization of information systems
  • Most popular approaches to problem-solving trust
  • The Problem of Byzantine Generals, its solutions in distributed ledger technologies
  • P2P networks
  • Immutability and its implementation in blockchains
  • Application of cryptography in blockchains: objectives and most popular methods 

Background and history of blockchain:

  • APRA and Internet as the first distributed IT systems
  • Cryptography prior to blockchain
  • First public blockchains
  • Structural principles of bitcoin blockchain: analysis
Mongolia, 2018. A 3 days course for the German GIZ Training School

Blockchain advanced:

  • Most popular and other kinds of proofs
  • Smart contracts: structure and applications
  • Distributed Autonomous Organizations
  • Tokens and Coins

Ideological discourse to blockchain:

  • Cryptopunks
  • The “Wild West” of Initial Coin Offerings
  • Blockchain goes mainstream
  • Blockchain at public service

Main standards public blockchains: 

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum Foundation
  • Dash
  • Stellar
  • Others

Main standards of corporate blockchains:

  • HyperLedger Fabric
  • Ethereum Enterprise Edition
  • R3 Corda
Moscow, 2019. One day training at the National Institute for TV and Radio

Where and how distributed ledgers are applied already:

  • Supply chain
  • Mining of natural minerals
  • Oil and gas sector
  • Agriculture
  • Food Industry
  • Blockchain for lawyers
  • Governments of on blockchain
  • Land and buildings
  • Construction
  • Smart Cities
  • Sport
  • Gaming
  • In the areas where students work
Mongolia, 2018. German GIZ funded training course “Blockchain in Agriculture”

Cryptocurrencies: opportunities, problems and future

  • History of the main cryptocurrencies
  • Overview of the current cryptocurrency landscape
  • Practice: buying / selling / storing
  • Trading: hodlers and maximalists
  • Common types of cryptocurrency fraud
  • Issue and the future of cryptocurrencies

Main issues of modern blockchains and attempts to solve them:

  • Scalability
  • Interoperability
  • Transaction speed

 Future of the blockchain

Analysis of 60 interviews given to me by the leaders of the largest tokenization platforms in the world

Direct blockchain marketplaces:

  • Goals and objectives
  • Basic principles
  • How to launch

Tokenization and the creation of digital assets:

  • Theoretical foundations
  • Issuance
  • Custody
  • Trading

Where tokenization works at present

  • Real estate. Case studies in the USA, Germany, France, England, Estonia.
  • Stocks and bonds. Case Studies in the USA
  • Other Fintech. Case Studies of Google Pay and Visa
  • Venture Funds. Case studies in Liechtenstein, may arrange a live interview by skype (tbc) 
  • Art. Warhol painting tokenized and other projects
  • Agriculture. Case study of wine futures may arrange a live interview by skype (tbc)
  • Crowdfunding. Bankex: may arrange a live interview by skype (tbc)
  • Oil and gas. Case study of the tokenization of mineral rights and of blockchain marketplace to trade oil with no intermediaries

Global ecosystem of digital assets:

  • Issuance
  • Trading, primary and secondary
  • Analysis of major national markets

Legislation and Regulation for digital assets

  • EU
  • US

Implementation of a blockchain project:

  • How to get the idea  that will work.
  • What to do before launch. Authoring white papers and TORs to developers and designers.
  • How to test.
  • Work in groups to create own blockchain projects. Presentation and analysis of the results.

Launch and maintenance of a tokenization project

  • Optimal algorithm.
  • Work in groups to create own tokenization project. Presentation and analysis of results

Followup and Exam (Optional)