Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Online

Summer Immersion Academy

In Partnership with iXperience. Also available as a Hybrid Course.

Program Highlights

Learn how to define what “sound money” is and trace the chronological evolution of abstractions of value throughout human history.
Students will describe, compare, and contrast centralized and decentralized applications of a given technology or system.
They will analyze peer to peer (P2P) computer networks and be able to list examples of existing P2P networks.
Gain an understanding of how blockchain networks grow and the economic incentives that are required for healthy blockchain networks.
Gain an understanding of basic Cryptoeconomics, using existing crypto economic models, and designing crypto economic models.
Apply a practical understanding of crypto trading and investing to securely purchase, store, and trade cryptocurrencies.
Use teamwork skills and collaboration with others in diverse group settings.
Use different problem-solving methodologies, implementing hypothesis-driven analysis and critical thinking skills.
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Tuition:

Online Tuition:
$1,798

Dates:

July 3, 2023 July 13, 2023 6am - 9am PDT | 9am - 12pm EDT

Location:

Online
Online

Course Overview

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.

Course Schedule

Week 1: Students will kick off their week with an introduction to blockchain, then move on to distributed databases and consensus. They will then learn about decentralization and the mechanics of blockchain, and finish the week learning about cryptography and hashing.

Week 2: In their second week, students will learn more about keeping data safe, understanding limits, and then finish their learning with blockchain applications. Their second week will culminate with a final presentation.

Who
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.

How
Classes will be held via Zoom and facilitated in real-time by the instructor and a classroom coordinator.

Meet your instructor

Chandler de Kock

Previous instructor and industry specialist 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.

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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.

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