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San Francisco State University Downtown Campus

835 Market Street, 6th Floor

Room 609

San Francisco, CA 94103

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Registration for this event is open only to SF State faculty, graduate students and graduate-level alumni. Attndees are requested to bring their own laptop to the workshop!

This two-day workshop will examine the what, why, where, and how of blockchain technology by breaking down the basics, reviewing the nature of bitcoin, and delving into blockchain’s applications across a variety of industries where security and precision are paramount.

Attendees will be instructed by Nitin Kalé, of the Information Technology Program (ITP) and the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Preliminary Agenda:

Day 1

8:30 - 9:30 Registration and Breakfast

9:30 - 10:30 Preliminaries

  • Reading assignment
  • Today’s actors
  • A story about money

11:45 -12 Blockchain Basics

  • What is Blockchain?
  • Why Blockchain?
  • What problem does it solve?
  • Where is Blockchain?
  • How does it work?

12 - 1 Lunch and networking

1 - 2:30 Bitcoin

  • Genesis
  • What is cryptocurrency?
  • Distributed/decentralized

3 - 5 Consensus building

  • Mining
  • Bitcoin economy
  • Storing and using bitcoin

Day 2

8:30 - 9 Breakfast and networking

9 - 10:30 Smart Contracts

  • Blockchains beyond bitcoin
  • How else can blockchains be used?

10:45 - 12 Where can we use blockchains?

  • Choosing blockchain instead of centralized databases

12 - 1 Lunch and networking

1 - 2:30 Blockchain Use Cases

  • Public, private, hybrid, consortia blockchains
  • Hyperledger project
  • SAP Leonardo Blockchain

2:45 - 5 Final Thoughts

  • Learn more
  • Additional resources
  • Wrap up


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San Francisco, CA 94103

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