Frankfurt School Blockchain Academy: Become a blockchain expert with modular online courses

Blockchain will change the world and Germany is on its way to lead the digital change in this area. Education is always the first step towards the successful implementation of innovation. This is why the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center, in cooperation with BTC-ECHO, will be offering a wide range of online courses on blockchain starting in November 2019. To this end, the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center collaborates with outstanding experts to make their knowledge accessible to the participants. — Authors: Philipp Sandner, Stefan Schmitt

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Germany faces accelerating digital transformation. Now that Germany has been the first EU country to even have a national blockchain strategy, we are stepping on the gas pedal pushing ahead with digitisation by making clever minds even smarter. Education is always the basis for innovation. Therefore, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Academy in cooperation with BTC-ECHO. In video.based online courses, we make the knowledge of recognized blockchain experts accessible to all interested persons.

“Germany may have missed the transition to the digital age. But when it comes to blockchain we can take over the lead. Education and training in new technologies is the first step to achieve this,” says Professor Dr. Philipp Sandner, Head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. “It is extremely important to offer good courses so that young people, employees, founders and decision makers can understand and apply blockchain technology.” Believing in the need for lifelong learning, Simon Seiter, Head of Digital Assets at Deutsche Börse, sums up the importance of the Blockchain Academy: “Germany is struggling to catch up in the field of digitisation. Distributed systems — Blockchain and DLT — have the potential to bring us back into a leading position. We have to foster understanding and education for this.”

Content of the first online courses of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Academy

Starting in November, the Frankfurt School Blockchain Academy will teach knowledge in the area of blockchain through video-based online courses. We offer a course on blockchain basics, where the topic blockchain is broken down into its components to create a solid foundation, and a course on tokenization, crypto assets and digital currencies. We also work with blockchain experts who pool their experience and knowledge in multiple four-hour courses. Some of the courses will be available from the beginning of November, others over the next few months. In any case, we will be constantly expanding our offer:

  1. Blockchain Basics (Manelin Moarref & Stefan Schmitt, Project Manager, Frankfurt School Blockchain Center) — available as of November 2019
  2. Cryptography and Cyber Security (Cedric Mössner, Expert for Cryptography and IT Security) — available as of November 2019
  3. Public Blockchain Systems (Miguel Vaz & Ali Pasha Foroughi, Experts for Blockchain Implementation and IT Architecture) — available as of November 2019
  4. Enterprise Blockchains Systems (Miguel Vaz & Ali Pasha Foroughi, Experts for Blockchain Implementation and IT Architecture) — available as of November 2019
  5. Tokenization: From Crypto Assets to Euro-on-Ledger (Philipp Sandner, Head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center) — available as of December 2019
  6. Dynamics of Innovation and Regulation of Technology (Günther Dobrauz, Partner, PwC Switzerland) — available as of December 2019
  7. Bitcoin Fundamentals (Leonard Pust, CEO, BitMoin) — available as of January 2020
  8. Identification and Implementation of Blockchain Use Cases (Natalie Tillack, CEO, DenkFabrik) — available as of January 2020
  9. Integrating Blockchains into an Application Landscape (Michael Kuperberg, Chief Blockchain Architect, Deutsche Bahn) — available as of January 2020
  10. Solidity Deep Dive (Vahe Andonians, Head of Frankfurt School’s AI Lab) — available as of January 2020

These courses are the perfect starting point for young people, entrepreneurs and professionals to build knowledge about blockchain technology in general, explore specific topics and apply this experience in science and business. The courses include a confirmation of participation. Participants can also exchange knowledge in a special community of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Academy. In addition, the experts share reading recommendations for further self-education and are the ideal contact to clarify open questions.

The Frankfurt School Blockchain Academy starts in November 2019; the next courses are already planned and scheduled. Do you have any topic requests? Then please contact us directly via email (academy@fs-blockchain.de).

Contact

Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner, head of Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
Email: team@fs-blockchain.de
Website: www.fs-blockchain.de

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Authors

Prof. Dr. Philipp Sandner has founded the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center (FSBC). In 2018 and in 2019, he was ranked as one of the “top 30” economists by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a major newspaper in Germany. Further, he belonged to the “Top 40 under 40” — a ranking by the German business magazine Capital. Since 2017, he is member of the FinTech Council of the Federal Ministry of Finance in Germany. The expertise of Prof. Sandner includes blockchain technology in general, crypto assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, the digital programmable Euro, tokenization of assets and rights and digital identity. You can contact him via mail (email@philipp-sandner.de) via LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter (@philippsandner).

Stefan Schmitt works as project manager for the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center and organizes the Frankfurt School Blockchain Academy. He is also a manager at CashOnLedger and Marketing and Communication Manager of the International Token Standardization Association (ITSA) e.V. Mr. Schmitt holds a Master in Finance (M.Sc.) from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and graduated focussing on the potentials of blockchain for trade finance and supply chain management. You can reach Mr. Schmitt via mail (stefan.schmitt@fs-blockchain.de) or on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/stefan--schmitt/).

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