Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Online
In Partnership with iXperience. Also available as a Hybrid Course.
July 3, 2023 July 13, 2023 6am - 9am PDT | 9am - 12pm EDT
This innovative college-level course in partnership with iXperience is perfectly designed to help high schoolers gain real world knowledge and experience before committing to a Blockchain & Cryptocurrency career path. You will get the opportunity to apply your newly gained skills to a hands-on project. While specific briefs vary from course to course, all of the projects are selected to perfectly complement the skills covered in class and enable students to make a real-world impact.
Open to any high school student who will be entering freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year in Fall 2023. Space is limited. Each session is limited to 35 students per track.
Classes will be held via Zoom and facilitated in real-time by the instructor and a classroom coordinator.
Meet your instructor
Chandler de Kock
Instructor and Micro-Internship Coach/TA for this course
Chandler has several years of experience in the blockchain space, currently serving in a senior role at Astaria. He previously worked at New York-based UMA, where he was a senior growth strategist, after a lengthy period at Luno, a major blockchain technology company innovating in the security and storage of cryptocurrencies.Learn more
Topics you'll explore
Real World Class Project
The real-world project in this course will be assigned to student groups which they will undertake for each course's client that is a real-world company or organization. Students will be guided in their work by their Head Teacher and possibly their Teaching Assistants (TAs). Every day the instructional staff will hold office hours for students to use for assistance with their course-specific work and class project. On the final day of class, every group will present their project and recommendations.
Previous project partners have included InnovFin, a company headquartered in Ontario, Canada, that specializes in blockchain technology and also provides capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT) and augmented reality (AR)/virtual reality (VR). With over ten years of experience in the finance industry, this corporate collaborator provided the students with a project outlining potential avenues for involving cryptocurrencies in the support of charities and non-profit organizations. The students had to consider various strategic approaches to the project as part of the project.
In addition to the real-world project, students will be able to:
- Understand the fundamental concepts of blockchain
- Differentiate between blockchains and cryptocurrency
- Understand the properties and systems of blockchain databases
- Clearly articulate relationships between stakeholders in the blockchain ecosystem
- Explain how databases create blocks
- Understand the current state of research, development and areas of work that are available in the marketplace - a key outcome being that it is still in early development.
- Identify other areas outside of cryptocurrencies where blockchains are applicable.