This two-hour long interactive online Zoom workshop explores the economic, business, and social implications of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies. We will start with a brief description of the blockchain. Our focus here is to understand how blockchains work at a practical level. We will study cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, Ethereum, and BitShares, and how they enable one to store and transfer value digitally. Lastly, we will explore the potential for blockchain to improve business and government operations, focusing on applications such as finance, supply chain management, social media, voting mechanisms, and digital identity. The webinar will focus on practical applications, and attendees will learn in which conditions a blockchain is most likely to benefit their organization

Taught by David Bieri, Associate Professor of Urban Affairs and Associate Professor of Economics.


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Section Title
Exploring Blockchain Webinar
Online, fixed date
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Feb 27, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - Roanoke Center
567435 Registration non-credit $39.00
Section Notes

Program Schedule: 2/27/20 from 1 pm-3 pm

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Additional Information: Zoom link will be sent to all participants 24 hours before the start of the webinar. 

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