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An Introduction to Cryptocurrencies [Bitcoin, Ethereum] & the Blockchain

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** Limited Spaces Available ***

Back by popular demand Inspiring Company are delighted to announce the latest in our series of crypto-currency training sessions.

The best investment you can make in this (now $100BN) space is to educate yourself.

An Introduction to Crypto Currencies, Bitcoin, Ethereum & The Blockchain will help you understand the basics of this important technology, how it works and why it is important to individuals and businesses.

Above it will help you understand how to use Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and other peer to peer currencies safely & securely.

If you are a 'know all' or a 'newbie', hopeless at maths, skint, minted or have a Ph.D. in Astroturf you can gain valuable perspectives on this amazing technology - all are welcome. No pre-requisite knowledge is needed to attend.

AGENDA
--- Start 2.00 pm

Introduction to Crypto Currencies

Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.
~ Background to Satoshi Nakamoto's White Paper.

Bitcoin - The Protocol.
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Why the Protocol is important and how anyone or anything can use it.

bitcoin - The Currency
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bitcoin currency basics.

Crypto-currency Market Capitalisation.
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Key crypto-currencies, e.g.. Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Monero,etc.
~ Market capital and properties e.g. privacy, social reward, etc.

Alt-currencies & coins.
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Clones and forks of Bitcoin and the basics of coloured coins and digital assets.
~ An insight into Ethereum (ERC20 Tokens) how they are created and why they are causing so much fuss in the business world !

Decentralisation.
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Why centralisation is proving a problem for security & privacy and how de-centralisation helps.

Dis-intermediation.
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How crypto-currencies remove intermediaries and allow you to "be your own Bank".

Peer-to-Peer.
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The basics of decentralised P2P networks and why taking care of your own coin security and keys is vital.

Secure Hashing.
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The very basics of secure hashing algorithms e.g. SHA256 and how they are used to encrypt bitcoin transactions.

Asymmetric Keys.
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How public and private keys are generated using Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithms and the importance of randomness and high entropy.

Digital Signatures.
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How signing transactions ensures message integrity and that transactions are not tampered with.

Bitcoin Address Generation.
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How addresses are related to keys and how they can be generated offline.

Transactions.
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How transactions are constructed and broadcast to the network.

Wallets.
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What are paper wallets, web & device (e.g. PC) based wallets and hardware (cold storage) wallets ? How do they differ and which is the most secure ?. We discuss @LedgerHQ Nano S and OpenDime

Blocks.
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How bitcoin transactions are assembled into blocks to be validated by miners using proof-of-work.

Bitcoin Blockchain.
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How the bitcoin blockchain is constructed and what it takes to successfully mine a block.

Proof of Work & Mining.
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How Bitcoin transactions are validated and new blocks added to the blockchain.

Bitcoin Network Security.
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The importance of mass adoption, social reward and diversity in Blockchains.

Bitcoin Security Metrics.
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What really makes a secure "blockchain".

Network Overview.
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How the eco-system works together to achieve consensus and stays secure.

Satoshi Nakamoto's Motives.
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A clue to the motivation of the mysterious creator of Bitcoin.

The Political, Economic and Social Implications of Bitcoin.
~ Just why this technology is so important, how might it disrupt your business - together with perspectives from the Bank of England, The European Banking Authority and others ...

Summary. Key security & safety points.
~ "Not your Keys - Not your Money".
~ How to sift fact from fiction and avoid the scams.

Beyond Bitcoin / What's Next ?

Q&A / AMA
~ everything you wanted to know about crypto-currencies but were afraid to ask?

Prize Draw

1st Prize - Win back the cost of your ticket in Bitcoin.
2nd Prize - Win an OpenDime Bitcoin HW CypherPunk Stick.

Level : Novice, Beginner. No equipment is required to participate. It helps if you have a basic understanding of using PC and phone apps.

Why Should I Attend ?
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If you are a new or recent investor in cryptocurrencies the foundation knowledge that this lecture material provides will help you sift fact from fiction when investing ~ especially in the new wave of ICOs powered by Ethereum ERC20 tokens.

If you are a business this lecture will arm you with knowledge and insight into the profound change coming in fintech and business network design.

If you are a developer new to cryptocurrencies you will gain valuable insight into integrating crypto-currency securely into existing websites for payments and get a headstart in this disruptive technology that many agree will be far more pervasive and disruptive that the internet today.

The material covered has been delivered at several midland universities, leading firms and as part of CPD for Digital Media Investigators from 42 UK Police Forces.

This is a community education event and NOT a sales do or schill session for some coin or token.. The key aim of the event is to equip you with the skills to spot the scams and keep you coins safe!.

Inspiring Co. is a Lichfield based engineering firm and we have been active in the crypto-currenct space since 2013.

The ticket price is set to a minimum to cover costs. This type of training content can often cost over £300. If you are unwaged and the modest ticket price is a problem ~ get in touch.

Persons under 16 should be accompanied by a responsible adult
There is ample free parking at the venue. The venue is easy to access via the A5, A38 or M6 Toll.

The venue is a short distance from Shenstone, Lichfield City & Lichfield Trent Valley railway stations.
~ If you are stuck for a lift let us know.

Site facilities include several restaurants incl. McDonalds, Frankie & Bennys & Costa.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions ? - Email: steve.ratheram@inspiring.co.uk or find us on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/steveratheram/ or Twitter @inspiringcouk


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