We offer consulting for institutional clients.
The foundation of our consulting and advisory service is David Siegel's keynote speech. You can learn more and see his talk at the London Speaker's Bureau web site.
The keynote is the first part of an eight-hour blockchain bootcamp, which can be delivered in 2-4 days.
Who should attend
Business decision makers, planners, strategists, and executives.
Day 1: Blockchain Basics
You may have heard of Bitcoin. Part of the machinery that makes Bitcoin safe and decentralized is the blockchain. Decentralized applications using blockchain technology will revolutionize the world of software applications and business models. What you will learn:
- What is Bitcoin?
- What is the blockchain?
- What can you do with a blockchain?
- What is Ethereum? What is Ether?
- What is a distributed application?
- What is a smart contract?
In this two-hour presentation, David Siegel takes business audiences through the basics of the new world of decentralized applications. He’ll take you on a live tour, showing you all the building blocks of this new computing paradigm and help you understand the business and investment opportunities. There will be time for questions, so you can get ideas for how to apply this knowledge to your business.
- What is a distributed ledger?
- What about identity and security?
- What business models are at risk?
- What are the opportunities?
- What should we do?
Day 2: Tokens and Smart Contracts
In this 2-hour session, we dive into the world of tokens and smart contracts. Attendees will learn the types of tokens and what they are used for, how exchanges work, and how cryptocurrencies work. We'll also learn how tokens can be programmed to have desired characteristics. In the smart-contract session, we'll learn about smart contracts, their advantages and disadvantages, and about libraries of smart contracts and cryptolaws and cryptolegislation and how all of this is coming together. We'll also discuss some of the issues around blockchain scalability and future developments.
Day 3: Private vs Public Blockchains
This topic confuses people, and it's evolving quickly, so we dedicate an entire two-hour session to understanding the different types of blockchains available, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and what is practical to achieve in the next 6-12 months. This is a two-hour session to explore at a high level what options may be best for a proof-of-concept for your groups. We will also explore the world of governance and how it is changing.
Day 4: Decentralized Apps and Business Opportunities
Decentralized apps exist outside of central servers, with cryptographic security and smart contracts at their core. Even though they will look like many of today's apps, they will likely change the way we do business. Do we really need banks and insurance companies? How will this change your current business? What will change for government and development? We will also learn about private blockchains and when to know that a blockchain is a solution and when it isn't. We learn about the new business models driving sweeping change in many industries. And we look at many compelling use cases where blockchain technology will reduce costs dramatically.
In this final session, attendees will leave with an overall picture of the new blockchain world come away with a booklet, so everyone in the company is on the same page and speaks the same language.
There is a special extra session on money, banking, and central banking past and future. Contact us for details.
Once people have taken the initial series, we offer a morning or afternoon update once a quarter, to explain where things are now and what we see ahead.