Topics Covered

Cryptography, Ethereum & Underlying Technologies

How do cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies use cryptography to make their transactions extremely secure?

  • Proof of Work
  • How Mining Works
  • Encryption & Decryption
  • Digital Signatures

Smart Contracts

Understanding Ethereum and how smart contracts work will enable you to create multipurpose smart contracts for creating tokens, crowdfund and much more.

  • Working with Solidity
  • Smart Contract Security
  • Ethereum Improvement Proposals
  • Applications of Smart Contracts

Decentralized Applications

Be an early adopter of decentralized applications (also known as Dapps) by implementing the usage of blockchain to a variety of different purposes.

  • Decentralized Autonomous Organizations
  • Working with Oracles
  • Enhanced Digital Security
  • IoT Integration

Completely Free for Eligible Students

That’s right, our 5 week curriculum is completely free for eligible students and young professionals. Being Vancouver’s first blockchain academy, our goal is to help flourish the blockchain industry both locally and domestically.

In order to be eligible, students must register before the July 15 deadline. Once the deadline has been reached, interviews will be conducted to determine suitability since classroom sizes are limited for our first cohort.

Curriculum

Within 5 weeks, we will go over topics which range from fundamentals and underlying technologies to playing around with cryptography and developing smart contracts.

It is essential to have a background in programming prior to enrolling since the second latter of the course will go into more technical topics. After this course, you will have the knowledge to deploy your own smart contracts as well as develop your own decentralized app thus making you a vital asset to this industry.

  • July 30 to August 3 History and Theory Behind Blockchain
  • August 6 to 10 Cryptography, Ethereum & Underlying Technologies
  • August 13 to 17 Ethereum Continued & Smart Contracts
  • August 20 to 24 Decentralized Applications & Other Blockchains
  • August 27 to 31 Decentralized Applications Cont. & Final Project

Instructors

Ali Saheli

Ali’s first interaction with Bitcoin was in 2013 when he first came across Bitcoin’s white paper. Since then Ali has dove into exploring how digital assets and tokens (a mix of both finance and economics) can be used to further incentivize network participants.

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William Phan

William’s expertise lies in the development of distributed applications on the Ethereum blockchain. He is currently the lead developer at Basescore for web platform development and the due diligence process.

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Kenneth Odoh

A software engineer, computer and data scientist – Kenneth comes with an array of valuable skills. Currently working for an IoT startup, he is also an organizer of distributed systems and a  regular speaker at a AI meetups across the city of Vancouver.

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Reza Bashash

Reza is the Co-founder and CTO of CoinField, one of Canada’s leading exchanges where cryptocurrencies can be purchased with the lowest transaction fees and the highest security. As an avid investor in cryptocurrency and ICO’s, Reza has been an active player in the industry since the rise of blockchain.

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Reza Dehghani

Reza is an early adopter of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. He has an in-depth understanding of blockchain and his specialty lies in the configuration and development of automated trading bots and algorithms. Before his move into blockchain, he was a front-end programer working with a variety of information systems.

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Vincent Wu

Vincent first made his move into the Blockchain space in 2013. Since then, Vincent has developed a love for initial coin offerings (ICOs). His knowledge and talent in this area comes from extensive tech analysis on whitepapers and crypto projects which has made him an expert in the field.

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Career Opportunities

Representatives from varieties of different blockchain companies and start-ups are common guests at our academy. Presentations, networking events and in-class use cases are a few of the many ways our students can grow and gain opportunities in this emerging sector.

Companies such as CoinField will be providing potential career opportunities throughout this cohort. More details to come.

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