Engineering Innovation

Blockchain Technologies

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This course presents fundamentals of blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies, NFT (non-fungible tokens), decentralized identity, their vulnerabilities, innovations and policy issues.

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Duration: 3-Day Course

Course Description

Blockchain dice on phone-screenThis course is designed for professionals seeking comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of the technology revolution associated with blockchain and identity technologies. The first day will cover fundamentals of blockchain, including its origins, foundations and current state, identity, and business processes and policies. Day two provides an in-depth overview of cryptocurrencies (i.e., Bitcoin & Ethereum) and cybersecurity. The course will finish with a day covering identity technologies and their applications (e.g., DAOs & SSI).

Key Takeaways

By the end of this program, attendees will be able to:

  • Have a basic understanding of why blockchain technology has recently emerged as a hot area.

  • Develop a basic understanding of blockchain and distributed ledger technology, including different types, and potential applications.

  • Answer the question: Is blockchain the right solution for my application?

  • Become familiar with leading cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Tether.



Who Should Take this Course

Government officials: Interested in learning about digital credentialing (mobile drivers licenses, passports, Social Security cards); privacy act and how it impacts policy/regulations in the U.S.; writing policy; implementing policy. Job roles: executive staff at governmental agencies, CISOs.

Banking officials: Interested in learning about compliance with FEC, SEC, and other regulations; KYCML and other anti-money laundering approaches. Job Roles: CFOs, compliance officers, CTO, CISOs.

Technologists: Interested in learning about innovating and implementing blockchain solutions internally or with other partner organizations. Job Roles: CIO/CTO; IT project managers.

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Kaliya Young
Kaliya Young co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop in 2005 to bring together technologists who want to see decentralized identity come into being. This community is credited with creating internet standards such as OpenID Connect and OAuth and an initiation ground for collaborations that have led to multi-million-dollar projects. In 2010 she was recognized as a…
John Callahan
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. John Callahan is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at, a leading biometric authentication company. He recently served as the Associate Director for Information Dominance at the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research Global (ONRG) London office.
Michael DiRossi
Principal Research Engineer
Mike DiRossi is a Principal Research Engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where he provides leadership, strategic vision, and technical oversight over a portfolio of cybersecurity research projects.