Internet Think Tank
Internet Think Tank
Blockchain Technology and Cryptocurrencies:
An Introduction to Blockchain, Crypo and Financial Markets

An Accelerated Course

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Start & End dates:
Starts September 18, 2019
Ends October 9, 2019
Session & Length:
Each session
2 hours long
Course focus:
An introduction
to financial products
and blockchain investing
Course Fee:
for registration

before course start

Course Overview

This blockchain course is designed to provide participants with a comprehensive introduction to distributed ledger technology (DLT), cryptocurrencies and financial markets. Early in the course, we provide an overview of how blockchains work, which problems they can solve, and how blockchains can represent financial transactions. These early analyses also provide a foundation for understanding crypto-economics and financial markets.

The course builds on this foundation by taking a deep dive into cryptocurrencies, namely Bitcoin, Ethereum and other alt coins. Participants learn what makes these crytocurrencies different, how the underlying blockchain technology influences their value, and how to invest in cryptocurrencies.

We then take a close look at the broader financial market, including stocks, bonds, futures, and options. We explore the latest government regulations around cryptocurrencies in the financial market, how to develop investment strategies with both traditional and cryptocurrency financial products. The course, furthermore, teaches you about smart contracts, the software that powers Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

Learn how to make blockchain and financial markets part of your investment strategies and how to navigate the financial tools to manage them.

Course Details

• Join a mailing list of blockchain and financial market updates
• Alumni maintain access to online course tools, fellow classmates, and Internet Think Tank staff
• Access lectures and materials completely online from anywhere with audio and screen share capabilities
• Course for 4 weeks starting September 18, 2021 and completing October 9, 2021
• Live online sessions each Saturday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm EST
• Each live session is recorded and made accessible to participants
• Review case studies of blockchain uses and how smart contracts make them more powerful
• Learn the basics of stocks, bonds, futures and options
• Understand how to invest in cryptocurrencies
• Network with like-minded professionals
• Learn from an participants focused on blockchain, cryptocurrency and financial markets
• Collaborate with classmates through live discussion boards
• Course requires participants have access to a computer with Internet access
• Participants will download various blockchain tools during the course
• Participants will learn study the basics of how the financial market works.


Discuss course objectives, the course schedule, online classroom access, discussion boards, and assessments. We will discuss course pacing and expectations as we prepare to delve into the course material.

Module 1:
A thorough analysis of what defines a blockchain and how blockchains work; the history of blockchain; the mining process; consensus protocols; smart contracts; the APPS Framework; key concepts around blockchain benefits and risks.

Module 2:
Introduction to cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, Doge Coin, and other Alt Coins; crypto on-ramps and exchanges, government regulations, ways coins are uses for purchases, investing, and fund raising; learn ICOs, IEOs, ETFs, and NFTs; learn what drives cryptocurrency price fluctuations and when are the best times to invest.

Module 3:
Basics of financial markets: stocks, bonds, futures, and options; investment banking and how companies are financed; underwriting, long and short positions, cryptocurrency acceptance is financial markets; understanding fund management, including mutual funds, hedge funds, and prime brokerage.

Module 4:
Building investment strategies; equity and cyptocurrency movements, equity indexes, PE values, Buy & Hold versus Growth & Income strategies; risk management, equity research; getting started with cyptocurrency as a new investment class.

About the Instructor

Instructor Hasshi Sudler Hasshi Sudler is Chairman and CEO of Internet Think Tank, a global technology consulting firm. He is also an adjunct professor of blockchain technology and cybersecurity at Villanova University and serves on the Board of Advisors for the Rutgers University Big Data Program. He has published numerous papers on blockchain technology, cybersecurity, online piracy and distance learning, and has received numerous awards for his research and business management. Hasshi Sudler earned his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University and his MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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