Designed to help lawyers, financial services and business professionals, entrepreneurs, government officials and public administrators better understand the technical underpinnings of blockchain, how it will likely interact with existing legal and financial systems, and what opportunities exist for innovation in blockchain systems.
The certificate bridges a wide gap that exists today between specialist and generalist knowledge in this multidisciplinary field. The certificate is ideal for anyone with a keen interest in blockchain technology.
Module 1 – The Fundamentals of Blockchains, Smart Contracts and the Law
Get a solid grounding in the legal structure and fundamental principles that are essential foundations for any business or legal professional involved in this rapidly evolving area. Topics include:
Context and concepts of Blockchains
Understanding blockchains and distributed ledger ecosystems
Learn why blockchain stands out
Understanding the regulatory and legislative frameworks
Cryptography and blockchain, including their relationship to Bitcoin
Module 2 – Cryptocurrency and Smart Contracts: Understanding the Challenges and Legal issues
Learn the foundations of cryptocurrencies and explore their economic implications. Acknowledged experts – from both a technical and economic perspective – will provide a solid grounding of core concepts, providing an overview of the legal landscape while also highlighting the broad range of legal issues raised by various applications of this technology and the legal and regulatory responses to date.
Cryptocurrencies, Initial Coin Offerings and Characterizing Blockchain Tokens
Smart Contracts and Decentralized Applications
Competently Advising through Blockchain Innovation
Analyzing the Nature of Blockchain Transactions and Differences in Business Models
PLUS! You will have the opportunity to put what you have learned into practice. All participants will go through the process of creating a smart legal agreement (‘smart contract’).