The Dutch National Blockchain Course

The Dutch National Blockchain Course is for everyone, and certainly for you! In this online course, we will explain what blockchain really is. Blockchain is nearly always linked to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin. However, this technology has many other applications. One of them is making supply chains transparent, so that coffee and chocolate can genuinely be traded fairly.

This course consists of six modules, each with a different theme such as “What is blockchain?”, “What can we do with it?” and “Cryptos & Tokens”. Each module consists of an introduction in the form of theory, we then talk to people who have a lot to do with blockchain in their daily work. And we conclude each module with a roundtable discussion with experts who shed their light on the current state of affairs and future of the theme concerned.

During this course, you will learn to:

  • describe what blockchain is;
  • describe which application possibilities blockchain has;
  • describe what types of blockchain there are;
  • substantiate when blockchain has real added value over other technological solutions;
  • 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.

Prior knowledge requirements

  • This course is open to anyone who is interested in the subject of blockchain and wants to know more about it.
  • There are no requirements for educational level 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.

Module 1 - blockchain: The basics

45 minutes

What exactly is blockchain?

In this module, we will discuss the basics of blockchain. What it is, where it comes from and how it works. Different people will also explain why it can be so important and why collaboration in blockchain projects might be even more important than before.

Module 2 - blockchain: what can we do with it?

45 minutes

How is blockchain going to change our lives?

In this module, we will discuss the products and services that make use of blockchain technology. What can we do with blockchain, what are typical products and services? Is it just cryptocurrencies, or is there much more?

Module 3 - blockchain: the different types

45 minutes

Which blockchains are of added value and when?

In this module, we will show that there are many different types of blockchain protocols, so not just a single blockchain. We will explain the difference between permissioned and permissionless blockchain and why it is important to know that. We will also consider in which cases you would use blockchain at all!

Module 4 - blockchain: burden-of-proof and solutions

45 minutes

Evidence trails - from data verification to SSI

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

Module 5 - Blockchain: cryptocurrencies and tokens

45 minutes

Transactional use cases - from cryptocurrencies to tokens

In this module, we will discuss the most common application of blockchain technology: cryptocurrencies. We will discuss the difference between cryptocurrencies and tokens, we will take a look at stablecoins, like Facebook’s Libra, and we will discuss the commonly used application of tokens – ICOs – and what they are exactly.

Module 6 - Blockchain: myths debunked

45 minuten

The legal, privacy, governance and sustainability aspects of blockchain explained

In this module, we will discuss several misconceptions regarding blockchain in greater detail. Are privacy and blockchain mutually exclusive? What about energy consumption, and how can we manage something effectively once we have removed the trusted third party?

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