The trainer has over 20 years’ commercial, operational and technical experience working for commercial/investment banks (UBS/Deutsche Bank), a central bank and regulator (the Bank of England), a management consultancy firm (A.T. Kearney) and a global technology company (Fujitsu). He brings depth in terms of operational knowledge, and breadth in terms of sector knowledge from Utilities through to Media and Entertainment. The trainer has held front and back office roles in global investment banks, senior operations and technology strategy roles, and was a General Manager at Fujitsu. The trainer has worked in architecturally complex environments, grappling with the challenge of reconciling legacy and leading edge technologies. Operationally, he has run large, client sensitive platforms demanding high levels of availability.
As at September 2017, the cryptocurrency market saw an approximate 700% increase in value from $20bn at the start of the year, triggering a huge surge in interest in the underlying digital currencies, or coins. This increase is driven by multiple factors; using the coins themselves to buy services, the underlying fundamentals, ease of access to the cryptocurrency market, geopolitical instability, disappointing yields in traditional markets, the intrinsic utility offered by the coins, and other, unknown factors. Everyone will be buying and selling for so many different reasons in this global 24/7/365 market.
The underlying blockchains and cryptography provide technical solutions that are novel and clever, which are very different to the way current technology operates. Importantly, because they remove the need for trusted intermediaries, they could offer solutions which are potentially more competitive than traditional IT solutions, although many of these projects are in the early stages of development.
This course is designed for both corporates and individuals, providing a first introduction to the essential principles of cryptocurrency trading covering the technology, exchanges, security, practicalities, tax and compliance requirements of trading cryptocurrencies. This course is ideal for anyone looking to broaden their interest in cryptocurrency technology, whether a technologist, operations or finance professional, or alternatively, an investor seeking to better understand the market. It is expected that delegates will have a basic understanding of trading principles, although this is not a pre-requisite. Importantly the course is designed to provide delegates with an understanding of cryptocurrency technology, and how to safely enter and exit a market.
This is a one day course, including practical exercises for establishing a basic cryptocurrency trading platform.
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Training Course Summary
|Advanced Blockchain and Digital Currency Technology||Gain an understanding of the banking and payments infrastructure including the advent of the internet and the case for digital money|
|Blockchain Technology||Gain an understanding of the crypto-currencies including a detailed description of Bitcoin and Blockchain|