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Blockchain – A Practical, Strategic & Commercial Guide (IOF)

  • This course is run in partnership with the Institute of Finance in Saudi Arabia

    To book, please contact


    Developments in the FinTech space are transforming financial services and blockchain and distributed ledger technology is at the forefront of this revolution. Both The Wall Street Journal and The Economist have described it as technology that could change the world.

    Blockchain offers banks, asset managers and other organisations the potential to achieve considerable cost savings, efficiencies and resilience in relation to their payment and payment execution systems. These are developments that no senior executive can afford to ignore. Gaining a foothold at this early stage is vital in shaping the technology strategies of the future.

    This course provides a grounded and organisationally relevant introduction to blockchain and related cryptocurrency technology. Starting from first principles, the course approaches the technology from a number of different perspectives providing foundational knowledge that will enable delegates to return to their own organisations with a clear understanding of how this important technology impacts the bottom line.

    This course is a comprehensive guide to understanding and using blockchain technology, and through practical demonstrations and examples, will leave people with real sense of what’s possible.

    Who should attend
    • Analysts, Managers and Directors, covering line and project roles working in Technology, Operations and Finance
    • Commercial, Legal, Compliance and Procurement Teams

  • Agenda

    Day One


    1. Background and Introductions

    2. Course Structure
    • Why is blockchain so important? Benefits and pitfalls considered
    • How is blockchain used? High level case studies
    • Alternative Finance - linkage to alternative payment solutions

    3. How organisations work and examples
    • Front to back - business process flows & making money - goods & services 
    • Technology architecture - centralised vs. distributed
    • Banking and payments infrastructure
    • Central banking, correspondent banking, commercial banking, investment banking
    • Alternative finance frameworks in Europe
    • What is the interaction between organisations?
    • Supply and purchase

    The Emergence of Cryptocurrencies (And The Blockchain)


    4. Money
    • What is money and how does it acquire value?
    • The advent of the internet and the case for digital money
    • How central banks work within the broader economy

    5. History of Cryptocurrencies
    • The world pre-bitcoin
    • Bitcoin and why study it?
    • The emergence of blockchain from Bitcoin - the BoE paper
    • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Today - Intro - Exchanges - CryptoCompare
    • The concept of a blockchain - multiple blockchains 
    • What other blockchain, cryptocurrency platforms are there and what do they do?
    • Current examples and their application

    6. High Level - How blockchains (and cryptocurrencies) work?
    • Simple explanation
    • The challenge of online money – issues related to sending and receiving money
    • The relationship between blockchain and cryptocurrency - are they separable?
    • Enterprise Grade - Public and Private Blockchains - High Level Use Cases

    7. Key Technical Components
    Part 1 - Cryptography - The Basics
    • Digital signing and Public key encryption 
    • Hashing (importance of)
    • The concept of identity 
    • Example basic currencies

    PRACTICAL EXERCISES – Understanding Wallets, Sending and Receiving Bitcoin
     Day Two

    7. Key Technical Components (continued)
    Part 2 - Building the Blockchain
    • Centralised and decentralised networks 
    • Consensus (and relationship to identity) 
    • Consensus algorithms
    • Building a blockchain - looking at a blockchain working
    • Rewarding participation - the need for a currency; private vs. public

    Part 3 - Using a Blockchain
    • Creating a currency 
    • The synergy between a blockchain and cryptocurrency (and why is this beneficial)
    • Smart contracts
    • A Bitcoin transaction and transaction fees

    Part 4 - The Community and Governance
    • The DAO and Ethereum story 
    • Technology governance
    • Regulatory and central banking perspectives 
    • Government perspectives 

    Part 5 - Regulation and the Law
    • Legitimacy - what the law says
    • Tax Treatment 
    • Money Laundering
    • New York’s BitLicense

    Part 6 - Application
    • Disrupting your business model 
    • Commercial perspectives - how do you engage a blockchain company?
    • What are the economics of issuing a cryptocurrency?
    • The broader narrative - what’s happening in blockchain?
    • Corda, Hyperledger Fabric, and Ripple - interbank payment


    • Core technology components
    • Trust fabrics - hashing and Anti-Money Laundering solutions
    • Blockchains
    • Cryptocurrencies as utility vectors 
    • Smart contracts

    Case Studies
    8. What’s happening in the real world?
    • Trust fabrics
    • Blockchain providers
    • Clever crypto solutions and platforms
    • Cryptocurrency features 

    9. The Relevance of Blockchain to Your Own Organisation
    • Workshop sessions - how could this work for you as an organisation?

    Being Practical
    10. Applying Blockchain Across Multiple Organisations
    • Recap on context 
    • Opportunity assessment 
    • Proof of concept
    • Building a community of critical mass
    • Blockchain broker

    The Future
    11. Where next for blockchain technology?
    • Vision and opportunities
    • Barriers

    Recap and Course Close



  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Haydn Jones


    Haydn has over 20 years’ commercial, operational and technical experience working for commercial/investment banks (UBS/Deutsche Bank), a central bank (the Bank of England), a management consultancy firm (A.T. Kearney) and a global technology company (Fujitsu). He brings depth in terms of operational knowledge, and breadth in terms of sector knowledge.As to roles, Haydn has held front and back office roles in global investment banks, senior operations and technology strategy roles, and he was a General Manager at Fujitsu. He has worked in architecturally complex environments, grappling with the challenge of reconciling legacy and leading edge technologies. Operationally, he has run large, client sensitive platforms demanding high levels of availability.He is currently the Founder and Managing Director of Blockchain Hub, a specialist FinTech strategy consultancy.Haydn trained as an engineer at Manchester University, and was called to the English Bar.