Introduction to Blockchain and Energy Market Applications - ITB 

CPE Credits Awarded: 2
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This online training course provides an introduction to blockchain technology. You will learn what blockchain is, how it was originally created for the Bitcoin cryptocurrency, and some of the cryptographic techniques that underpin its unique capabilities. We will see how the technology can be adapted for business use and deployed in energy markets. You will learn about some early blockchain projects in energy markets, explore blockchain’s future potential and consider possible barriers to deployment of blockchain.

There are no pre-requisites for this course and no advance preparation is required.

Programme Level:  Basic

Course Code:  ITB

Industry:  Trading, Derivatives, Hedging and Risk Management

Course Length:  2 hours

CPE Credits:  2 self-study CPE credits awarded for this course

You will be able to:

    Know what blockchain is and where the idea comes from
    Describe the potential benefits of blockchain in a business context
    point out what makes blockchain different from other database technology
    Identify why energy markets have strong potential for blockchain development
    Describe the basic aims of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency
    Name and describe some of the cryptographic techniques used by Bitcoin
    Identify ways in which the Bitcoin blockchain is suited and unsuited to business use
    List some key features of typical business blockchain implementations
    Identify the main benefits of blockchain technology in energy markets
    Recognize some example blockchain projects in energy markets
    Identify some potential barriers to rapid uptake of blockchain in energy markets

Practice exercises and self-assessment quizzes are included to help reinforce key topics introduced throughout the course.

A comprehensive final test will be given at the end of the course.

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