Know & Go: Blockchain: It isn't just for Bitcoin

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Course Description
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Blockchain is the underlying technology use for Bitcoin, a digital currency that is getting a lot of press. Blockchain, however, provides us with more possibilities than just currency. Because of its structure, it is one of the most secure processes available and is being considered for use in the areas of medicine, copyright registration, supply chain management, provenance, and yes - libraries.

We will discuss what blockchain is, how it is used in Bitcoin and other non-financial services, and consider its advantages and disadvantages.

Course Type: 
Topic Area: 
Target Audience: 
Everyone
Prerequisites

None

Learning Objectives

By the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe how blockchain works
  • Identify advantages and disadvantages for using blockchain
  • Discuss possible uses within libraries and information management
Homework Expectations

It is designed for individual participation; each individual must register.

Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of a 1-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
1
Instructor
Megan Bryant - bryant@amigos.org
Fees
Amigos Member Early Bird Fee: 
$0.00
Amigos Member Fee: 
$0.00
Non-member Early Bird Fee: 
$35.00
Non-member Fee: 
$35.00