Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Primer 5th Run (SkillsFuture Approved)


With the rising trends of people around the world using cryptocurrency and the surge of its market capitalization. It is essential to understand and know how Cryptocurrency works and the underlying technology behind it - The Blockchain.

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Primer Course introduce participants the basic concepts of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency and it is approved and supported by SkillsFuture Singapore & Workforce Singapore for funding. This course will be delivered in two parts and participants will be taught a total of 10 main topics with 55 sub-topics.

Course Content:

1. Cryptocurrency Introduction
1.1 Timeline
1.2 The ABCs of Cryptocurrency
1.3 Top Performing ICOs
1.4 Features of Decentralized
1.5 Features of Currencies
1.6 Fallibility of Centralized Currency Systems

2. Blockchain Introduction
2.1 What is a Blockchain
2.2 The Blockchain Network
2.3 Achieving Consensus
2.4 Types of Ledgers
2.5 Types of Blockchain
2.6 Blockchain Fork/Forking

3. Use Cases for Blockchain Tech
3.1 Use Case As Currency
3.2 Use Case as Smart Contracts
3.3 Use Case as Identification
3.4 Use Case as Counterfeiting Protection
3.5 Use Case as Tokenization of Assets
3.6 Use Case as Monetization
3.7 Other Use Cases

4. Cryptocurrency Fundamentals
4.1 What is Cryptocurrency
4.2 Basic Cryptography
4.3 Cryptography of Traditional Systems & Blockchain Systems
4.4 Encryption: Public Key & Private Key
4.5 Types of Wallets
4.6 Storage Strategies
4.7 Cryptocurrency Exchanges
4.8 Types of Exchanges

5. Valuation of Cryptocurrency
5.1 Why do Cryptocurrency has Value?
5.2 Valuation Overview
5.3 Determining A Good Cryptocurrency

6. The Ecosystem & Community
6.1 Blockchain Ecosystem
6.2 Ecosystem Overview
6.3 Developers
6.4 Users
6.5 Merchants
6.6 Regulators & Promoters
6.7 Media
6.8 Partnerships and Offchain Collaborations
6.9 dApps, Startups and ICOs
6.10 Financial Institutions and Governments
6.11 Conferences and Gatherings
6.12 Participating in the Community

7. Investing, Trading & ICO
7.1 Investing or Trading
7.2 Investment Approach
7.3 Trading Approach
7.4 Risk Diversification
7.6 Open Market Trading
7.7 Raising Capital - ICO
7.8 Performing Due Diligence
7.9 Reliance on Recommendations

8. Mining, Staking and More!
8.1 Mining Essentials
8.2 Mining Advisory
8.3 Mining - Cryptojacking
8.4 Proof of Stake over Proof of Work
8.5 Bounties/Airdrops/Faucets

9. The Future of Cryptocurrency
9.1 Thoughts & Opinions of the Future
9.2 Bitcoin Bubble Talk

10. Practical (Demo/Hands On)

Course Details

Couse attendance check-in will start at 8.45am.

Course intake: 5 to 50 (min 5 to start the course)

Equipment: For Part B, it is optional for participants to bring laptop, smartphone or tablet. It is a hands-on session.

Event reminder will be emailed to participants 1 week and 2 days before the event.

F&B: Halal lunch refreshments will be served.

Directions to Venue:


*Only stair access to Level 4

Via Campus's Main Entrance at Level 3

Via Campus's Rear Entrance at Level 2 (escalator up to Level 3 and from Level 3 to Level 4)

SkillsFuture Funding & Registration

All Singapore citizens aged 25 and above can utilize their SkillsFuture Credit to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses.

This course is approved by SkillsFuture Singapore and participants can use their SkillsFuture credits for the course. No payment is required for SkillsFuture.

For SkillsFuture claim, please do not register via Eventbrite or Peatix:
Register via: http://ibs.edu.sg/register
Refer to http://ibs.edu.sg/SF.pdf for step-by-step instructions.

Visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/ for more information.

For Online Registration:

Online registration are done via Eventbrite or Peatix.

For Walk-in

We accept walk-in registration on course date itself if there is still vacancy by 915am due to no-show or last minute withdrawal. Only internet fund transfer or PayNow is accepted for walk-in case.

Course Cancellation/Withdrawal/Transfer Policy

This course is subjected to a minimum number of 5 participants for commencement. If the minimum number is not met, the course will be cancelled. For cancellation, a full refund will be initiated to course participants.

Withdrawal from a course must be made at least 3 working days before the course commencement date. A full refund will be initiated.

Course transfer to another date must be made at least 3 working days before the course commencement date, otherwise it will be deemed as a no show and there is no refund. No additional fees is required to transfer to another course date

Refund Policy

All cancellation irregardless of period of notice is subjected to a 20% admin fee.

No refund will be given for cancellation received less than 7 days prior to the course commencement date and no-show.

No refund will be given for no-show during course date.

Ongoing Promotion/Partnerships

A - Discounts

Course participants enjoy up to $5 off by redeeming our promo code for purchase of a hardware wallet thru our local partner - hardware wallet retailer.

SkillsFuture users enjoy a special rate of $88 using their credits to offset the course fees. Please refer to the step-by-step PDF on registration and claim process.

Friends of course participants will receive $20 off the course fees via a promo code given to course participants during the course. Applicable for the next course run only and not applicable for SkillsFuture rate.

B - Freebies

Course participants will have access to a shared dropbox after the course with $200+ worth of ebooks and useful files related to blockchain & cryptocurrency.

C - Re-attend

If participants are missed the course halfway or need to go off early. They can opt to resit the next course as a refresher at no additional charges subject to availability.

Course Support

For enquiries, please write to instituteofblockchain@gmail.com or call +65 67177722 during office hours.
Participants will also enjoy Telegram (@instituteofblockchain) support after the course.


The organiser reserve the right to cancel the event or change the date, time and venue or amend the course content or course fees and promotions anytime they seem fit. If there are changes to event details, participants will be notified via email.

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Stair access to Level 4 by Campus's main entrance (Level 3) or rear entrance (Level 2 to Level 3)
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