Blockchain (DLT & Smart Contracts & Crypto)

Intermediate | Optional Module | Includes Practical

Summary

This module is comprised of a number of parts which cover the primer session, focus on blockchain law and then a more practical understanding of how Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) can be applied to different industries and provide a hands-on experience of working with blockchain. 

The DLT Canvas has been built akin to the Business Model Canvas to help create a framework for thinking about the application of DLT and where, when and how to deploy it. The hands-on skills component will involve interfacing with public blockchains and coding up your very first smart contract, creating a token and working with some simple dApps

The module goes further with coverage of cryptocurrency, smart contracts and ensuring extensive hands-on exposure across all key components within the blockchain space.

Learning Outcome
  • Understand blockchain technology and its components
  • Understand blockchain law and the implications for blockchain operations
  • Understand the key cryptocurrencies, components and market cap
  • Look at regulation within the local and international landscape
  • A look at the role of crypto assets in shaping the future of money
  • How can crypto assets impact the role of legal practitioners?
  • A look at security and data protection implications
  • Walkthrough of the DLT Canvas and how it can be applied
  • Exploring public and enterprise blockchains
  • Get hands-on and create your first smart contract/s, a token and work with simple voting and supply chain dapps (Decentralized Applications)
Lecture Leader

Nikhil Vadgama

Deputy Executive Director, UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT)

Practical Elements
  • Learn to apply the DLT Canvas
  • Navigate your way around public blockchains
  • Code your first smart contract, create a token and work with simple voting, and supply chain dapps (Decentralized Applications)
  • How to convert a traditional paper-based agreement into a smart legal contract and a hands-on workshop
Module Overview

Watch this quick introduction to the module by our lecture leaders – covering the topics that will be discussed and delivery of key learning points & content. The following overview was delivered at the LTIC Open Day on 19th November 2020.

Learning Methodology

1 x eLearning Primer Module

Gain access to the LTIC Moodle dashboard & learn using the same tool used by universities around the world to deliver online courses!

4 x Live Webinars

60 minute live Webinars - Learn in the moment, and attend live webinars to ask questions as they come up!

3 x Practicals

120 Minutes of hands-on activity - create innovative solutions for real-world use cases.

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Apply now for our February 2021 Cohort.

Applications close End January 2021.

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