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Blockchain is this year’s buzzword - does it deserve the hype?

Heard a lot about blockchain and the various cryptocurrencies out there but not sure what it actually means? Want to know what’s the actual difference in the different blockchains out there like bitcoin, Ethereum, NEM, etc.? Are you wondering why a lot of companies are going to ICOs and what does that really mean?


What you will learn:
-What is Bitcoin?
-What is a Blockchain?
-What are the different types of Blockchains?
-What is Ethereum? What is ether?
-What is NEM?
-How is Bitcoin, Ethereum, NEM different from each other?
-What is a smart contract?
-What is an ICO?
-What are the steps for conducting an ICO?
-What are the different ICOs happening currently?
Recorded Mar 22 2018 50 mins
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Vinita Khandelwal Rathi, CEO, and Founder, Systango Technologies. Ex VP Goldman Sachs. A FinTech Expert.
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