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Blockchain Fundamentals

Familiarise yourself with the fundamental technology, principles, and uses of blockchain in this short course from Cardiff Business School.

In the first part of the course, we delve into the origins of Bitcoin, the issues it addressed, the opportunities it presented, and why Ethereum emerged as significant due to Bitcoin's limitations. Then we introduce Ethereum, and explore its use, along with other blockchains and their applications, across sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, creative industries, and more.

Our goal is to enhance your comprehension of how blockchain can enhance your business and guide you on the subsequent actions to undertake.

Enrol on this course

Start date Days and times
17 October 2024 10:00 - 15:30
£195 (includes lunch and refreshments)

Who it’s for

This course is ideal if you want to understand blockchain technology and its applications across various sectors. Whether you're looking to explore the potential of blockchain for your own venture or simply want to expand your knowledge in this rapidly evolving field, this course is designed to provide valuable insights and practical guidance.

Given blockchain's increasing pervasiveness and the ongoing attempts to incorporate it into various aspects of our lives, it's recommended for any business that may have future exposure to blockchain. Understanding its core principles and applications can provide a competitive edge and strategic foresight.

The course is suitable for:

  • entrepreneurs
  • business professionals
  • students
  • anyone interested in understanding how blockchain can benefit businesses and drive innovation.

What you’ll learn

  • The fundamentals of blockchain technology, principles, and uses of blockchain
  • The origin of Bitcoin and the technologies that paved the way for its creation
  • Problems that Bitcoin addressed and the opportunities it created
  • Emergence of Ethereum and addressing Bitcoin's limitations
  • Smart contracts and the applications of Ethereum (other blockchains) across sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing, logistics, and creative industries
  • How blockchain can benefit your businesses, drive innovation, and reduce cost
  • Practical guidance on integrating blockchain into business strategies

Topics covered

  • History of Bitcoin
  • Blockchain
  • Problems of Digital Currencies before Bitcoin and Bitcoin’s solutions
  • Bitcoin and Ethereum
    • From Basic to Advance
    • EVM
  • Applications of Ethereum
  • Smart Contracts
  • De-Fi
  • Token
  • CBDC


This is a great opportunity to experience what it is like to at Cardiff Business School, the world’s first public value business school.

We are a world-leading, research intensive business and management school with a proven track record of excellence. Guided by our progressive public value strategy and principles, we are committed to delivering economic and social improvement through interdisciplinary teaching and research that tackles the grand challenges facing the world today.

Our Executive Education provision translates world-leading academic research into relevant, operational, and impactful business practices for individuals and organisations.

Teaching and useful information

We will confirm timings, provide learning materials, and other information in the two weeks leading up to your course.

This workshop will be taught by Dr Hossein Jahanshahloo, Assistant Professor in Finance at Cardiff Business School.

Hossein holds a MSc and PhD in Finance and BSc in Computer Software Engineering. Prior to pursuing his MSc, he worked in the financial industry for 5 years. Hossein's research interests include Cryptocurrencies and market microstructure. Hossein is the creator and founder of the Cardiff University Bitcoin Database (CUBiD)which offers full access to Bitcoin network data in a simple, structured, and user-friendly format.


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