Sep 2015

Hands on Blockchain Workshop


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9:30 – 16:00


Everybody is talking about it! Just about every major financial corporate has teams of researchers trying to understand the potential use cases that may impact their business. But what exactly is the Blockchain and how does it work?

This is a workshop with a difference. Participants are going to actually study the Blockchain by using it, initially through Bitcoin, which is where it all started. The course will then look at how the concepts can be expanded and will explore other use cases such as smart contracts. Participants will work together practically to understand the inner workings under the guidance of the workshop moderator.

All participants will be given some bitcoins to experiment with and together they will be able see how the Blockchain gets modified and how transactions are created.

By the end of the day participants will understand exactly how the Blockchain works. It is not necessary to have any technical or previous knowledge of the Blockchain or Bitcoin, everything will be explained during the workshop.

What you will learn

  • The difference between Blockchain, Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies
  • How the Blockchain works
  • How to set up and use bitcoin
  • Other uses of the Blockchain
  • How the Blockchain will potentially impact on your business
  • The correct questions to ask if your company is considering investing in the Blockchain

Who should attend?

  • People working in companies operating in the legal and financial sectors
  • People who want a practical demonstration of this emerging payment technology
  • Merchants who need to understand emerging payments and the effect it may have on the future of their business
  • Company Directors / Banking and Payment advisors / Business development managers
  • Professionals interested in understanding the Blockchain


10:00: Doors open, tea, coffee and registration
10:00: Introduction to digital currencies and the Blockchain as well as the underlying technology of digital signatures and hash functions
11:00: How to set up a Bitcoin wallet, create your Bitcoin address and get some bitcoin
12:00: An explanation of how transactions work, and how you can send bitcoins to each other
13:00: Lunch break, buffet lunch provided
14:00: Analysis of blocks on the Blockchain and find your transactions
15:00: How to use the Blockchain for smart contracts and other use cases
16:00: Close of play - take your remaining bitcoin home with you via the Blockchain

Tea and coffee breaks will happen informally throughout the day.

Moderator: Dr David B Everett

David Everett

David is a leading authority on the security design of electronic payment systems and has been advising clients on electronic payments for over 30 years.

David has had key roles in the design and security architecture of Tibado, MintChip, Mondex, Multos, CHAPS and eftPOS.

Cost: The cost for this one day workshop is £895 + VAT

To register: call Tara Lavelle on +44 1903 721 668 or email:


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