Workstation Blockchain Week

Empowering Africa with the Blockchain

                                                     Workshop Curriculum

Day 1: What is the Blockchain
Talking points
• To educate them on the concept and idea behind the Blockchain and DLTs
• Explain Consensus and algorithms in a simple and coherent way
• Explain the types of blockchain and their applications
• Talk about its immutability, censorship resistance and decentralization
• Talk about why the technology is revolutionary
Goals
• Attendees should be able to have a high-level understanding of the blockchain
• Understand how the blockchain ensures trust, and eliminate third parties
• Understand the simple types of Consensus algos and their applications

Day 2: Understanding Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies
Talking points
• Explain what cryptocurrencies are
• Explain bitcoin as a financial application built on the blockchain
• Explain how bitcoin gives power, control and privacy to money
• Talk about other cryptocurrencies and their use-cases.

Day 3: Introduction to Cryptocurrency trading
Talking points
• Introduction to trading tools
• Picking the right exchange
• How to stay safe online while trading
• Trading terminologies
• Introduction to technical analysis
• Introduction of fundamental analysis and market psychology

Goals
• To get attendees to understand the steps required to start trading and how to use basic trading tools
• It will sensitize them on the need to be careful and how volatile the market can be
• This course is basically an introduction not a trading training.

Day 4: How to Integrate Blockchain into your business (Blockchain for Enterprises)
Talking points
• Explain how business can use the blockchain
• Enterprise blockchain solutions in the market
• Explain Private blockchains
• Speak about some verticals that are employing blockchain like agriculture and Identity systems to elaborate

Day 5: Investment  and Earning opportunities in the Blockchain space
Talking point
• Investing and Earning from Cryptocurrencies (Hodling, OTC brokering, Mining)
• ICOs and Airdrops Evaluation and investment
• Explain how to earn using Steemit, Staking, Masternodes, Crypto Options trading
• Earning from worker proposals in a DAC
• Risk analysis
Goals
• Attendees should be able to understand that there are other ways of earning from cryptocurrencies
• Understand the risks involved in investing the different verticals


Day 6: Blockchain architecture, smart contracts and dApp development introduction

Working point
• Practical explanations of what a smart contract is and how it works
• Setting up the Blockchain development environment on your PC (EOS and Ethereum)
• Building your first smart contract
• Understanding the Blockchain technical architecture
• Deploy your first smart contract on the Main-net

The classes are designed in a way that that Day 1 and Day 2 cover the basics and are introductory. Day 3, 4, 5, 6 are more specialized towards what part of the space the individual finds interesting.
Day 3- targets those interested in Order book trading, making it a full or part time job.
Day 4 -targets business, companies and startups
Day 5 -targets Individuals looking to invest but do not have much time to make it a full time
Day 6 -targets Developers and software companies and schools.

An attendee can only pick a maximum 4 classes.
We believe that with these well thought-out approaches to learning about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, we can get attendees to understand more about what this technology and the space which will help them make more informed decisions and help drive growth in the space.

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