Blockchain, Digital Currencies, and Distributed Ledgers Starts from Here



Course Reference No: CRS-N-0050928

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Course Objectives

Nowadays, Blockchain is a buzzword in a diverse set of businesses including, but not limited to, banking, social services, insurance, government, supply chain, and media, which are all interested in the way this distributed database facilitates reliable, online exchange of values. 

It is claimed that Blockchain is a trustworthy, fast, and transparent database system, that underpins cryptocurrencies such as BitCoin, and inspires similar but more controllable distributed ledgers (DL). 

Therefore, understanding the definition, concepts, applications, advantages, and disadvantages of those three related terms would be of importance for businesses now, and will be an urgent need in the near future. 

Different analysis suggest that Blockchain-based operations will increase in many businesses during the 2020s, therefore, understanding and mastering Blockchain will be a necessary skill set for managers and technical staff. 

The subject is new, innovative, and technically complicated, while shrouded in myth and beliefs, which this course will comprehensively address.

The course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to:
• Acquire the concepts of Blockchain, digital currencies, and distributed ledger and apply them in their businesses
• Understand the possible advantages of Blockchain, digital currencies, and distributed ledger while considering their applications to the businesses
• Design a viable implementation of Blockchain, digital currencies, and distributed ledger with regards to their business environment

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
• Understand the concepts of Blockchain, digital currencies, and distributed ledgers
• Understand the diverse applications of Blockchain technology
• Differentiate between the application of Blockchain and distributed ledgers
• Identify the risks and hazards of Blockchain, digital currencies, and distributed ledgers, including security, economic, and social
• Apply the concepts of Blockchain, and distributed ledgers to their business contexts
• Describe how digital currencies (e.g. BitCoin) work
• Understand the impacts of digital currencies and smart contracts on the economy
• Predict the future trends of Blockchain, digital currencies, and distributed ledgers

Outline

• Blockchain
• Distributed Ledgers
• Digital Currencies

Pre-Requisites

Knowledge in using Internet and basic level of Excel.

Who Should Attend

Mid-level and Senior Managers, Advisory Staff, CEOs, Entrepreneurs who are interested in the digital economy.

Mode of Training

Classroom
Speaker

Dr. Amirhassan Monajemi 

Dr. Amirhassan Monajemi is a Senior Lecturer in AI and Data Science with the School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Before joining the NUS, he was with the Faculty of Computer Engineering, University of Isfahan, Iran, where he was serving as a professor of AI, Machine Learning, and Data Science. He was born in 1968 in Isfahan, Iran. He studied towards BSc and MSc in Computer Engineering at Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), and Shiraz University respectively. He got his PhD in computer engineering, pattern recognition and image processing, from the University of Bristol, Bristol, England, in 2005. 

He has taught computer science and engineering courses since 2005 in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was awarded the best university teacher of the province in 2012. He also has studied Learning Management Systems, E-Learning, and E-Learning for workplaces since 2007. 

Dr. Monajemi has registered three patents in the fields of computer science and engineering applications, including an AI and machine vision-based driver drowsiness system and a low power consuming spherical robot. He also has published more than a hundred research papers in peer-reviewed, indexed journals and international conferences (IEEE, Elsevier, Springer, and so on), and supervised several industrial projects in various scales, including Isfahan intelligent traffic system delivery and testing, and red light runners detection. He is experienced in different sub-domains of Information Technology from theory to practice. After the emergence of new digital/cryptocurrencies technology and the rapid growth of the BitCoin market, he started investigation that new topic. He was an active member of the Internal Advisory Committee to revise the applications and studies of Blockchain and BitCoin.

DATE

14 - 15 May 2020

DURATION

2 Days
9.00am to 5.30pm
(Daily)

VENUE

National University of Singapore
University Town

International Participants

S$1,819.00

Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens (39 yrs old or younger)  or Singapore PRs

S$545.70

Incl. GST

Singapore Citizens
(40 yrs or older)

S$205.70 

Incl. GST

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs

S$205.70

Incl. GST

Fees & Fundings

International
Participant
Singapore Citizen1
39 years old or younger
Singapore Citizen1
40 years or older eligible for MCES2
Singapore Citizen1
eligible for WTS3
Singapore PRs  Enhanced Training
Support for SMEs4
Full Programme Fee S$1,700.00 S$1,700.00 S$1,700.00 S$1,700.00 S$1,700.00  S$1,700.00
SkillsFuture Funding
Eligible for Claim Period
(20 Sep 2019 - 30 Sep 2020)
(S$0.00) (S$1,190.00) (S$1,190.00) (S$1,190.00) (S$1,190.00)  (S$1,190.00)
Nett Programme Fee S$1,700.00 S$510.00 S$510.00 S$510.00 S$510.00  S$510.00
7% GST on Nett
Programme Fee
S$119.00 S$35.70 S$35.70 S$35.70 S$35.70 S$35.70
Total Nett Programme 
Fee Payable, Incl. GST
S$1,819.00 S$545.70 S$545.70  S$545.70 S$545.70 S$545.70
Less Additional Funding if
Eligible Under Various Scheme
(S$0.00) (S$0.00) (S$340.00) (S$425.00) (S$0.00)   (S$340.00)
Total Nett Programme Fee, Incl. GST,
after additional funding from the various funding schemes
S$1,819.00 S$545.70 S$205.70 S$120.70 S$545.70  S$205.70

  1. All self-sponsored Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit to pay for the programme. Visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit to select the programme. 
  2. Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. 
  3. Workfare Training Support (WTS) - Singaporeans aged 35 and above (13 years and above for persons With disabilities) and earn not more than S$2,000 per month, may enjoy subsidies up to 95% of the programme fee. 
  4. Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singaporean Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the programme fee. For more information, visit http://www.ssg.gov.sg/programmes-and-initiatives/training/enhanced-training-support-for-smes.html?_ga=2.154478072.1748789781.1519700056-512306731.1519700056 
  5. Eligible organisations (excluding government entities) may apply for the absentee payroll funding via SkillsConnect at www.skillsconnect.gov.sg for Singaporean/permanent resident participants attending the programme during working hours. The absentee payroll funding is computed at 80% of hourly basic salary capped at $4.50 per hour or $7.50 per hour for SME or 95% of hourly basic salary for WTS. For more information, visit https://www.skillsconnect.gov.sg/sop/portal/e-Services/For%20Employers/AbsenteePayroll.jsp

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06 April 2020