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San Francisco Marriott Marquis

780 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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This program differentiates itself from others by emphasizing substance over fluff. We assume no technical or blockchain background, and have carefully designed the course to develop a strong intuition of blockchain and its applications piece by piece.

A special thanks to our partners eToro, UC Berkeley SCET, and UC Berkeley Xcelerator for helping make this event happen.

Learn: This course will take you from asking “WTF is Bitcoin?” to being able to answer that question yourself. This immersive half day event will provide the foundation and material needed to take you from 0 to 1. Impress your friends, find a new interest, or change the world. With great knowledge comes great responsibility; use it wisely.

Experience: The learning process should be more than just getting lectured at. Our course provides hands on experience setting up a wallet, running a node, and other tactile educational activities that reinforce what you learn every step of the way.

Engage: Hosted at the Marriott Marquis during San Francisco Blockchain Week, this event provides the basics needed to engage with the blockchain community. Make friends during the course, network with experts attending SF Blockchain Week, or interface with the leaders championing the digital revolution. There are numerous levels of engagement during this once in a lifetime event.

Taught by world class educators, you will receive a certificate of completion, and of course, a ton of free SWAG!

Knowledge-Related Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the basic mechanics of core protocols and technology, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and the Lightning Network

  • Compile a suite of use cases as good examples of effective blockchain usage, understanding the basic benefits and tradeoffs of blockchain use cases across a variety of industries and horizontals, as well as in conjunction with other technologies

  • Understand the tradeoffs between centralization and decentralization; understand the core value-add of blockchains over traditional technology systems as well as challenges to blockchain technology; develop an intuition for when a blockchain is needed or not

  • Gain familiarity with the current state of the industry, including the progress of adoption, ecosystem maturity, and investment perspectives

  • Receive hands-on experience setting up a wallet, sending and receiving transactions, and learn the current security best practices to protect your digital assets.

Agenda:

9:00 -10:00 am Welcome: Intro to Bitcoin & Blockchain

10:00 -11:00 am Use Case Analysis and Case Studies

11:00 - 12:00 am Tutorial: Setting up your Bitcoin Node and Wallet

12:00 - 12:30 pm Break

12:30 - 1:30 pm Q&A followed by small group workshops

1:30 - 2:00 pm Networking, refreshments, and certificate distribution

2:00 - 3:00pm Bitcoin and Friends Viewing

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San Francisco Marriott Marquis

780 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

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