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Professional Certificate in Blockchain Fundamentals

Hybrid course | Virtual (asynchronous) + 3 in-person labs (May 5, 12, and 19 from 1:00–4:00 pm) | $995

In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of blockchain technology. Participants will receive a Professional Certificate in Blockchain Fundamentals from the University of Cincinnati's Kautz-Uible Economics Institute. Please note: this course is eligible for the State of Ohio's TechCred program, which offers reimbursable funds that Ohio companies and non-profits can upskill their employees around technology. 

Course Outline
  • In-Person Lab 1: Creating and managing a wallet, sending and receiving cryptocurrency, securing digital assets, and navigating blockchain explorer tools

  • In-Person Lab 2: Participating in a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) and accessing decentralized finance (DeFi) applications

  • In-Person Lab 3: Acquiring non-fungible tokens (NFTs), interacting with the metaverse, discussing blockchain applications in specific industries

Modules will contain online videos, readings, and assignments. The class will meet in person for interactive, hands-on demonstrations of blockchain technology in a series of three labs held at UC’s Digital Futures building. 

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Michael Jones, PhD, is the Kautz-Uible Professor of Economics, Academic Director of the Kautz-Uible Economics Institute, and Director of the Cryptoeconomics Lab at the University of Cincinnati. Prior to earning his PhD from Notre Dame, he worked as a Senior Research Analyst for the Nielsen Company and as a Senior Business Development Manager at Cincinnati Bell.

An alumna of the University of Cincinnati's Lindner College of Business, Elisha Herrmann has worked at the intersection of IT and Supply Chain for over 15 years. This base combination has led her to be an entrepreneur in enterprise working with companies such as Bayer, Amazon, and LG to develop novel solutions utilizing blockchain technology.

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