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Blockchain for Global Impact

About Course

Learn about Blockchain technology, trends, why it matters and how to apply these applications in real world.

Blockchain for Global Impact is an online course designed for participants to learn the basics of Blockchain technology, its evolution, creation and application. As a learner we will take further into creation and connection of Blockchain applications, Bootstrapping network effects, Different cryptocurrencies and Token utility canvas. This course will also bring a component of problem solving using Human-Centered Design so you can learn about Customer Personas, Complex problem solving and Creative Ideation techniques that can help you to immediately apply your blockchain principles to real world problem solving.

Skills you acquire:
  • You will be able to apply the basics of blockchain technology into a small scale capacity
  • You will have an understanding of which industries can apply blockchain technology to our everyday lives, and what industries don’t make sense for the technology
  • You learn the basics of Bitcoin, Ethereum, Quorum, ZCash, Monero, Ripple and Corda’s blockchain and how they compare to each other
  • You will be able to break complex problem into simple solvable parts

Full Course Length:
  • Online: 4 weeks. Weekly 4-5 hours.
  • Offline: We offer and curate events around the world for you to learn more about blockchain.

Course Structure

The program is divided into 4 modules containing 4 chapters each, taking you through the process of turning an idea into a profitable business model.

Module 1: Building the blocks & problem solving

# Chapter Name
1 Evolution of Blockchain Technology
2 How to Connect to Blockchain Applications
3 Immense Verification: Blockchain Technology and the Last Mile Problem
4 Complex Problem Solving

Module 2: How to Build Distributed Ledger Technologies

# Chapter Name
1 Bootstrapping Network Effects Through Blockchain Technology and Cryptoeconomics
2 Scalability and the Reach Blockchain Technology has Today
3 Token Curated Registries & Community Crowdfunding Effects
4 Mapping customer persona using Empathy

Module 3: Blockchain Use Cases

# Chapter Name
1 Blockchain in Real Estate and Supply Chain Instances
2 Blockchain for Social Impact and Healthcare
3 Continuous Token Models
4 Ideation using Creative Thinking

Module 4: The Future of Blockchain & Launching Your Project

# Chapter Name
1 The Future of Blockchain Technology, AI and Digital Privacy
2 Token Utility Canvas
3 How to work in decentralized teams
4 Business Model Canvas for you Blockchain Projects

Meet The Facilitators

Insights and mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs in the field.

Ycenter team, Blockchain Specialist Mike

Mike McCoy

Mike McCoy is the Blockchain Education Lead at Ycenter. He is a blockchain evangelist working on numerous blockchain projects for social good around the world. Previously with ConsenSys, Mike worked in developing blockchain startups through strategic growth, community engagement and market intel capacities. He is passionate to bring thought leaders, development experts, governance, financial and legal minds together to show people how to grow this environment into an inclusive network for all. Originally from Philadelphia, Mike is active in the sports community as an athlete and a fan. He loves to be able to exercise his mind along with his physical attributes, while coaching others and teaching them how to better themselves through sports. He is an avid traveler and loves to experience everything in the world once. If he loves it, he will do it twice!.

Miten Mehta

Miten Mehta is a Serial Entrepreneur and Investor. Currently working as a Google consultant in capacity of a program manager where he is creating a new Consensus model and PoC (Proof of Contribution) on top of Ethereum to reward the developer community. Miten also serves actively as a Mentor, Investor and Advisor to Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs, Spinta Global Accelerator and several other companies around the world. Miten is a globally recognized tech entrepreneur and a principal advisory board member at Ycenter.

ycenter team CEO Dhairya Pujara

Dhairya Pujara

Dhairya Pujara is the Founder, CEO at Ycenter, he is responsible for building a global ecosystem bringing in corporates, universities, NGOs for creating experiential educational programs. Dhairya is the curator for "Global Shaper Hub Philadelphia" by World Economic Forum. He has been a global TEDx organizer and a sought-after public speaker on entrepreneurship and international development. He delivers keynote and guest lectures in some of the top business schools and conferences around the globe. Dhairya sits on the advisory board for European Commission program LASIN - Latin American Social Innovation network. In 2015, American Immigration granted him an approval for special category work visa reserved for "an individual of extra-ordinary abilities”. He received his Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Drexel University.

Ycenter team, COO Rohaan Goswami

Rohaan Goswami

Rohaan Goswami is the COO and Director of Product at Ycenter India. He leads the engineering and design teams and is chief architect of Ycenter’s global experiential learning platform EPIC. He is also in charge of driving Ycenter's worldwide expansion programs, specifically in Asia and the Middle East. When not solving challenges at Ycenter, he works as the Creative Director at ProjectOne, a non-profit media collective that he founded in 2016 to celebrate human diversity. He travels across India documenting and researching on its various sub-cultures, and is frequently invited as a visiting faculty and guest speaker to teach courses and deliver talks on Design Thinking, Storytelling and Social Innovation across top universities including IIT-Bombay, IIT-Roorkee, TAPMI and KLE Tech. In November 2017, Rohaan was invited as a delegate from India to the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, in association with the United Nations Development Program. He believes that the shortest distance between two people is a story, and that the world can be brought closer together through efficient storytelling mediums and experiential education.

Our Partners

Our program is supported by industry leaders and frontrunners in the Blockchain R&D ecosystem.

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Events

Curated Ycenter Blockchain events from around the world.

Design Thinking For The New Internet - Workshop

27th - 28th October, Mumbai

Learn the concepts Of Human Centered Design, Complex Problem Solving & Decentralized Systems

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Design Thinking For The New Internet - Meetup

30th November, Mumbai

Get introduced to the concepts of Complex Problem Solving and Distributed Ledger Technology.

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Batches Starting November

This course is launching this fall on our online experiential learning platform EPIC. Sign up below and we will notify you when we are live.