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Blockchain for Financial Markets: Technology and Business Applications

Get past all the hype around blockchains and gain a definitive understanding of the current state, as well as realistic expectations, of this technology.

The programme draws on the underlying technology and the business model of public blockchains - Bitcoin and Ethereum - to form the knowledge base, upon which you will learn how to develop businesses; as well as understanding how this can revolutionize transactions, securities, financial contracts and platform apps.

Analyze the most promising private blockchain solutions via a series of workshops, coding exercises and real-case examples. Explore different Smart Contract possibilities and their use, as well as the reality of Initial Coin Offering (ICO), with a focus on current financial applications and a look at future applications that can be developed.

The teacher has 15 years' experience in leading model and software development in the banking sector. He started research on Blockchain back in 2013 and wrote the first article proposing blockchain and smart contracts as a solution for modernizing financial markets. Since then, he has worked on derivatives and clearing on the Blockchain, developing the first test market for collateralized derivatives in Ethereum. He has been a board member of R3, the London-based bank Blockchain consortium, and is a member of the scientific committee for Blockchain Lab, a Swiss-based consortium of Bitcoin developers. His work on Blockchain for Finance has been featured in the Risk Magazine, Coindesk, Harward Business Review, Bitcoin Magazine and other journals in both the financial and blockchain world.

  • Date:
  •  7th -  8th December 2017
  • Venue:
  • Central London and remotely via LFS LiveLFS Live
  • Fee:
  • £1375 per day


  • You might be eligible for preferential rates. Please contact us to check if your company is a member of the LFS Global Client Programme.

This course is also available in New York and Singapore

Who The Course is For

  • Quants / Financial Engineers
  • System developers
  • Risk Managers
  • Strategists, Researchers
  • Settlement and Back-office IT

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Prior Knowledge

It is assumed that participants have a familiarity with Microsoft Excel and a basic understanding of financial transactions and derivatives.


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