The Dutch National Blockchain Course

The Dutch National Blockchain Course is for everyone, and certainly for you! In this online course we will explain to you what blockchain really is. Because blockchain is almost always linked to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. But we can do much more with this technology. Think of making supply chains transparent, so that coffee and chocolate are really traded fairly.

This course consists of six chapters, each with a different theme such as 'What is blockchain?', 'What can we do with it?' and 'Crypto's & Tokens'. Each episode consists of one part theory as an introduction, we talk to people who have a lot to do with blockchain in their daily practice and we end with a round table discussion with experts, who shed their light on the current state of affairs and the future around the relevant theme.

During this course you will learn:

  • To describe what blockchain is
  • To describe what blockchain application possibilities are
  • To describe what types of blockchain there are
  • To substantiate when blockchain has real added value over other technological solutions
  • To describe legal issues and issues related to how blockchain consumes energy

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone who wants to learn about blockchain and its possible applications
  • Professionals who want to know more about the possible impact of blockchain on their company, products and market

Access requirements

  • This course is open to anyone who is interested in the subject of blockchain and wants to know more about it.
  • No requirements for level of education or work experience


Your certificate secured with blockchain

The Dutch company V-ID secures documents against forgery using the blockchain. After completing the course, you will receive a secure certificate that anyone can check for authenticity in 5 seconds using the button that points to the Verification Terminal in the upper right-hand corner of the side menu. A nice example of a practical application of the power of blockchain technology.

Chapter 1 - blockchain: The basics

45 minuten

What exactly is blockchain?

In this chapter we will discuss the basics of blockchain. What is it, where does it come from, how does it work? But also different people will explain why it can be so important and why working together in blockchain projects may be even more important than before.

Chapter 2 - blockchain: what is it good for?

45 minuten

How is blockchain going to change our lives?

In this chapter we will discuss the products and services of blockchain technology. What can we do with blockchain, what are typical products and services? Just cryptocurrencies or much more?

Chapter 3 - blockchain: different kinds

45 minuten

Which blockchains are of added value when?

In this chapter we show that there are many different types of blockchain protocols. So there is not one blockchain. We explain the difference between permissioned and permissionless blockchain and of course why it is important to know! We will also consider when you would like to use blockchain at all!

Chapter 4 - blockchain: burden of proof applications

45 minuten

Evidence trails - from data verification to SSI

In this chapter we will discuss the burden of proof applications, from document verification to so-called Self Sovereign Identities, how this is applied in practice and how this can lead to added value for end users!

Deel 5 - Blockchain: cryptocurrencies & tokens

45 minuten

Transactional use cases - from cryptocurrencies to tokens

In this chapter we will discuss the most common application of blockchain technology, namely cryptocurrencies. We will discuss the difference between cryptocurrencies, tokens and also the so-called stablecoins like the Libra of facebook and we will discuss the commonly used application of tokens, called ICO's, what exactly they are.

Deel 6 - Blockchain: debunked myths

45 minuten

The legal, privacy, governance and sustainability (JPG) aspects of blockchain explained

In this chapter we will discuss in more detail the issues surrounding blockchain where there is a lot of misunderstanding in the market. Can privacy and blockchain work together? What about energy consumption and how can we manage something effectively once we have removed the trusted third party?

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