MIT Professional Education’s Applied Blockchain
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MIT Professional Education’s Applied Blockchain

The MIT Applied Blockchain is a two-day program taught by Abel Sanchez, Executive Director, Research Scientist, Geospatial Data Center (GDC)- MIT, which features hands-on experience with simulations and exercises. The emphasis is on application of blockchain, from both business and technological points of view. Participants will be able to recognize which application is suited to their unique situations and be able to help their companies improve their efficiency, safety, contracts, and payment processes.

Key Benefits

  • Describe blockchain key principles
  • Describe cryptocurrency key principles
  • Describe cybersecurity of cryptocurrencies
  • Describe applications of blockchain to banking
  • Describe blockchain applications to fields other than banking
  • Describe legal and regulatory aspects of blockchain technology
  • Make effective decisions taking into account the key trends of blockchain technology implementation
  • Describe the implementation of financial tools for the cryptocurrencies
  • Create smart contracts
  • Create blockchain transactions
  • Create tokens
  • Create cryptocurrencies
  • On successful completion of the program, participants will receive a course certificate from MIT Professional Education

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    Program Curriculum

    • Day One

      • Blockchain Fundamentals
      • Legal and Regulatory Governance
      • Blockchain in Government
      • Autonomous Cities
      • Blockchain Exercise
    • Day Two

      • Smart Contracts
      • Cryptocurrencies
      • ICOs
      • Tokenization & FinTech
      • Conclusion
    Note: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.


    • Abel Sanchez

      Abel Sanchez

      Executive Director, Research Scientist, Geospatial Data Center (GDC)

      Dr. Abel Sanchez holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the Executive Director of MIT’s Geospatial Data Center, architect of “The Internet of Things” global network, and architect of data analytics platforms for SAP, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, Accenture, Shell, Exxon Mobil, and Altria. In cyber security, Dr. Sanchez architected impact analysis of large-scale cyber attacks designing Cyber Ranges for the Department of Defense (DOD). In password security, Dr. Sanchez led the design of a password firewall (negative authentication) for the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) agency. In machine learning, addressing fraud detection, Dr. Sanchez designed a situational awareness framework that exploits different perspectives of the same data and assigns risk scores to entities for Accenture. He led the design of a global data infrastructure simulator, modeling follow-the-sun engineering, to evaluate the impact of competing architectures on the performance, availability and reliability of the system for Ford Motor Company. He has been involved in developing E-Educational software for Microsoft via their I- Campus Program and with establishing the Accenture Technology Academy, an online resource for over 200,000 employees. He has 10 years of experience with learning management systems and has made deployments in America, Asia, and Europe. He teaches MIT courses on cybersecurity, engineering computation, and data science and has produced over 150 educational videos

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