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Those of you in the Toronto/Golden Horseshoe area with an interest in blockchain, may wish to look at the University Of Toronto Summer Innovation Series of courses; Course 3389 – Blockchain: How Do I Implement It.

 

The 2 day course costs $495, and takes the audience from the genesis Nakamoto paper, through Bitcoin, through to the R3 Consortium Corda ledger. You might even know who is presenting it  ;)  http://learn.utoronto.ca/courses-programs/business-professionals/summer-innovation-series

 

Attend, tell your employers, tell you colleagues!

If numbers warrant, the university will very likely run the course multiple times; and it will be particularly useful to a wide range of audience.

Kudos to Parsad for allowing such a shameless promotion on the board :D

 

Day 1 of the 2 day course speaks to what a block chain application is, the Input-Process-Output impact, the database/distributed ledger decision, clear versus colored token, corporate social responsibility impacts, and use of a Balanced Score Card by which to assess whether a proposed blockchain application should be undertaken or not.

 

Day 2 of the course walks the audience through the practical use of the Balanced Score Card. We assess whether a clear token charity fund raising blockchain application, and a colored token bond fund raising application should be undertaken. We conclude the day with a compare and contrast of clear versus colored token applications.

 

If you're thinking of addressing a particular problem, via a blockchain solution - this may well be the cheapest $500 of due diligence that you'll ever do.   

 

SD

 

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Just a brief 'thank you' to any of you who may have suggested this course to a colleague.

The course will be repeated every other month, and we will be doing a developer 'meet-up' once per quarter to put people in touch with each other. There will also be a on-line version of the course in the near future, available to all.

 

SD

 

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Just to encourage further interest, a couple of snippets from the course  ....

 

Were a charity to use a blockchain application for fund raising purposes, it might expect to save approximately $206,000 per $1,000,000 raised by eliminating transaction fees and uncollectable pledges. Furthermore, it could expect to raise an additional $989,000 through donor leveraging and network expansion. The current effort to raise $1,000,000 would raise approximately $2,195,000 instead; a 120% increase in productivity.

 

Were the public sector to use a blockchain application for fund raising purposes, it might expect to save approximately 40bp/year; through elimination of sales commissions, reduced cost of borrowing, and lower labor and office space requirements. It becomes economic to offer self liquidating state-backed interest bearing overnight bonds, as an alternative to non-interest bearing bank deposits.

 

Needless to say ...

Fundamental changes to the 'plumbing' of industry.

 

SD

 

 

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SD, I can't seem to find the course at the link you provided. Five Summer Innovation Series courses are listed, and none are "Blockchain...". Am I missing something?

 

The course ran on July 14 and 15 - so it is no longer listed on the link.

As it was very successful, it is highly likely that it will be run again in August, on either a Thursday/Friday or a Monday/Tuesday so that folks flying in can make a weekend in Toronto out of it as well (it's Canada's 150, and the 'Invictus' games are also in Toronto this year). We're having the discussion, Monday next week.

 

For those who cannot travel to Toronto we will also have a 4-5 week on-line course, with the first run being either early September or October. Alumni of both courses will also have the option of participating in an underlying 'meet-up' group of Business Analysts, Coders, Others,  etc. swapping contact information. The idea being that the more folks who pass through the course; the bigger the 'meet-up' group becomes, and the more valuable to anyone looking to do some preliminary due diligence.

 

We also do a 1-day off-site version in client offices, and are currently in one of Canada's big-5 banks. The target market is senior management; with one per bi-annual rotation period, and one per quarter making the most sense. We would like to broaden this, so if it is of interest - either PM me, or contact UoT directly. It is not restricted to just FI's.

 

As the UoT also offers a short course in AI, and some other very useful innovative courses; the possibility of a bundled road-show of multiple courses is also on the table - i.e.: travel to City X for 2-4 days, with 1-2 days 'on-site', and 1-2 days in client offices. The first road-show most likely being this Fall.

 

There are a few other things as well, but I only have 2 hands.

 

SD

 

 

 

   

 

 

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Back by popular demand!

 

The University Of Toronto Summer Innovation Series of courses; Course 3389 – Blockchain: How Do I Implement It. http://learn.utoronto.ca/courses-programs/business-professionals/summer-innovation-series

 

The updated version of the 2 day course costs $499, runs on a Thursday and Friday, and is offered August 17-18, September 21-22, and November 9-10. To facilitate those traveling to Toronto; as much as possible, the dates have been selected so as to be adjacent to significant events occurring in the city - such as the Invictus Games 2017. 

 

The course walks students through a systematic 4 phase due diligence ‘go’/’no go’ assessment process, applied to both a clear and a coloured token block chain application. We will also touch on SETLcoin, a new crypto currency patented by Goldman Sachs July 2017; for exchanging assets, like securities, cash, and cash equivalents, through a peer-to-peer network. If you're thinking of addressing a particular problem, via a block chain solution - this may well be the cheapest $499 of due diligence that you'll ever do

 

Day 1 of the 2 day course speaks to how the distributed ledger works, what has been occurring in the distributed ledger space, what a block chain application is, the Input-Process-Output impact, the database/distributed ledger decision, clear versus colored token, SETLcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and the Corporate Social Responsibility considerations of a block chain application.

 

Day 2 of the course walks the audience through the use of a Balanced Score Card by which to assess whether a proposed block chain application should be undertaken or not. We assess whether a clear token charity fund raising block chain application, and a colored token bond fund raising application should be undertaken. We conclude the day with a compare and contrast of clear versus colored token applications.

 

I will look forward to meeting you!

 

SD

 

 

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