Global Institute od Technology - blockchain in the universities [series]

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Global Institute od Technology - blockchain in the universities [série]


The blockchain came up with Bitcoin, in a very autonomous context of search for security solutions based on decentralization. Now, with its popularization, technology is penetrating institutional and business environments, which makes it necessary to formalize this knowledge through recognized educational institutions, such as universities.

The institutionalization of a knowledge that was generated in such an experimental way is a rather curious phenomenon that reinforces the importance of this technology to the extent that it is spontaneously being incorporated into territories beyond entrepreneurial, also academic. Interest is growing, and the market sees the need to generate more knowledge to apply in their services..

It isn't possible to control the dissemination of knowledge. Still, this knowledge isn't being retained within these institutions, so I still believe in its anarchic potential.


The Global Institute of Technology is a school focused on innovation and technology founded 16 years ago that uses a methodology based on experience and knowledge sharing.

The formation we go to see here arn't properly an academic master's degree, it is an opportunity to learn from those who are in practice having positive results. The faculty is comprised of leaders of the digital industry. The adjective "Global" is due to the fact that teachers and lecturers of the school's programs come from different parts of the world.
A important value of this school is innovation, so they present state-of-the-art methodologies that are being applied in today's industry. According to the program, working professionals there have extensive market research and are constantly developing in their daily work practices, which is not possible in a "pure" academic environment.


During the master's degree it is possible to apply blockchain technology in practice in some chosen project, for exemple in the student's own company. The experience aims to identify the benefits of the technology in each case, the drivers and the problem to be solved from the technology. Thus, the student will have more knolege to analyze the technology most appropriate for their specific situation.

The modules are:

1- Blockchain Technology Fundamentals
Setting the foundations for the blockchain technology, the problems it solves, why it is a new paradigm in distributed systems.

  • History & Introduction to Blockchain
  • Data and Databases
  • Networks and protocols
  • Ledger & Authorities: Private & Public networks
  • Technical Fundamentals
  • Consensus in Blockchain

2- Smart Contracts
Learn the details of smart contracts and their importance for the programmability of the blockchain.

  • Smart Contract Theory
  • Technical implementation of Smart Contracts
  • Smart Contract Management and Innovation

3- Business Applications & Use Cases

  • Blockchain in the Traditional Economy

  • Blockchain in IT Infrastructure

  • Blockchain in Operations and Governance

  • Blockchain in Finance & Capital Markets

  • Blockchain in Research and Development

  • Use case of Blockchain in Economy

  • Use Cases in Government, Legal & Regulation

  • Use Cases in Logistics

  • Other Use Cases

4- Public Networks & Consortium
Present an in-depth view of some of the more relevant networks and consortia in the blockchain ecosystem.

  • Deployment Architectures
  • Assessment of Networks
  • Introduction to Bitcoin
  • Introduction to Ethereum
  • Introduction to Ripple
  • Other Public Networks

5- Managed Blockchains (Private Networks)
Presentation of IBM Hyperledger and it uses in business.

  • Introduction to Managed Blockchains
  • Introduction to Hyperledger Fabric
  • Deploy and Invoke Chaincode

6- Social Impact
Analyze the main challenges behind Blockchain Technologies and applications. How will work a society without a Central Government who gives allowance and control?

  • Social Impact Considerations
  • Immutability
  • Neutrality
  • Decentralization
  • Research and Development in Blockchain

7 - Option 1. Blockchain Apps Development

  • Cryptography
  • Smart Contracts Design and Development
  • Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain application

7- Option 2. Blockchain Business Models

  • Blockchain Based innovation
  • Cryptocurrencies applications and investment tools

8- Final Project
The final project goes deeper into the technical and the business aspects of the technology. This module lays the foundation for the project to be developed as the final evaluation of the master.
The participants will develop a final project that could be a blockchain application or a business model based on this technology. Each team will be assigned a mentor who will organize weekly or twice a month following up or mentoring sessions with the team.

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