Introduction to Blockchain

This short course is designed to introduce the main concepts behind Blockchain technology. This will be considered on a high-level basis, with focus on the technology and the key components, as well as the basic operation. It will also provide an insight into the various examples of Blockchain and its potential application within 5G and the mobile technology sector.

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Introduction to Blockchain

This course will contain the following topics:

  • Concepts and Drivers:
    • Introducing Blockchain.
    • Blockchain characteristics.
    • Blockchain evolution.
    • Types of Blockchain:
      • Public and private, permissioned and permissionless.
    • Driving factors and challenges.
  • Blockchain Technology Stack:
    • Technology stack overview.
    • Blocks, chains and P2P (Peer to Peer) networks.
    • DLT (Distributed Transaction Ledgers).
    • Tokens.
    • Smart Contracts.
    • Oracles.
    • Decentralized Applications.
  • Blockchain Operation:
    • Blockchain operation overview.
    • Machine and economic consensus approaches.
    • Hashing.
  • Blockchain Examples and Applications:
    • Examples of Blockchain.
      • Bitcoin, Ethereum, Factom and Libra.
    • Blockchain and 5G.
    • Blockchain and IoT security.
    • Service Provider opportunities.

The Institute of Telecommunications Professionals (ITP)

The ITP is the UK’s leading independent institution for people who work in telecommunications. It is dedicated to promoting the professional development of members through Professional Registration, training, mentoring and qualifications. The ITP collaborates with regulators, government associations and other leading bodies on projects that are important to the future of the industry. It has worked with businesses including; BT, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and Vodafone. Find out more about The ITP and how you can become a member.

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