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"Blockchains are here to stay, and they're not going to be uninvented. This course will help you navigate the burgeoning landscape of blockchains and understand how this new technology could help solve your business challenges."

-Eric Winer, VP of Engineering, Gemini Trust Company, Blockchain and Industry SME


Blockchain and Industry

You have a brilliant idea for how blockchain can benefit your company. But how do you put it into practice?

Blockchain and Industry is designed to help you determine the applicability of blockchain technologies within your organization and apply them to support your business and solve complex problems. You will learn to differentiate between blockchain-based business models so that you choose the correct strategy for your organization. You will develop and practice step-by-step processes for creating a blockchain framework within your current company or launching a new blockchain organization.

Knowledge Areas

Blockchain business models • Staffing for blockchain • Adopting blockchain in an existing company • Starting a blockchain business from scratch • Regulatory issues with blockchain • Blockchain do’s and don’ts

The Details

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8 Modules per Course

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6-8 Hours of Work per Module

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Course Details

This intermediate-level blockchain course helps professionals with a working understanding of the philosophical and technical underpinnings of blockchain begin to apply it in a business context. It utilizes real-world examples to teach you how to select an effective blockchain implementation strategy for your organization and its business problems, and it trains you to impart blockchain skills to members of a new or existing team.

The Blockchain and Industry course covers the following topics over eight instructional modules:

  • Module 1: Blockchain and Industry
  • Module 2: Blockchain’s Place in Business
  • Module 3: Blockchain-Based Business Models
  • Module 4: Designing Your Blockchain
  • Module 5: Building Your Blockchain From the Ground Up
  • Module 6: Implementing Blockchain in Your Business
  • Module 7: Recipes for Success
  • Module 8: New Innovations in Blockchain
Eric Winer

Your Subject Matter Expert:

Eric Winer

Eric Winer, VP of Engineering at Gemini Trust Company, is dedicated to making blockchain accessible for consumers around the globe. In his five years building blockchain solutions at Gemini, Mr. Winer architected the world's first fully licensed and regulated cryptocurrency exchange, and he has guided the rapid expansion of Gemini to over 150 employees, including recruiting and training over 50 blockchain-focused engineers. Mr. Winer has represented Gemini at the Litecoin Conference and recently received a patent for an innovation in blockchain and cryptocurrency application security.

Prior to his time at Gemini, Mr. Winer helped Bridgewater Associates overhaul internal systems used for economic research. Working directly with the company's senior leadership team, Mr. Winer helped form the data-driven recruiting and management toolkit that is still used daily and is referenced in Ray Dalio's "Principles." Mr. Winer has also provided strategic consulting for a number of private projects.

Mr. Winer is a graduate of Dartmouth College's Thayer School of Engineering.