09:00:00 – 10:30:00
Technical Foundations

The session starts by providing a visualized guided tour that not only introduces the concept of alternative money but also explores the fundamental concepts of BIG data, IoT and Artificial Intelligence, which help to explore the notion of network topologies. The session ends by reaching the financial crisis of 2008, which led to the creation of Bitcoin and distributed ledger technology.

11:00:00 – 12:30:00
Beyond Bitcoin

This session introduces the components powering blockchain technology in a systematic way that covers consensus mechanisms and other cryptographic topics such as keys, hashing and encryption – but in a way that is accessible to a non-technical audience. It does this by exploring the economic principles of the most popular crypto-currencies. The outcome of this session is for non-technical professionals to be able to differentiate between the various forms of distributed ledgers available, how and why we have them and what they can potentially be used for both now and in the future

13:30:00 – 15:00:00
Banking on Blockchains

This session moves beyond the confines of digital currency based ledgers onto broader topics such as open assets and distributed file systems. We do this whilst remaining focused on the use-cases and progress within the financial service sector. The session ends by exploring industry adoption, the current challenges that are faced by regulators and those being regulated, with an emphasis on capital markets and financial services.

15:30:00 – 17:00:00
Smart Contracts and their Application to Finance

This session provides a detailed look at smart contracts – what they are, where they came from and how they grew in popularity. From alternative methods of funding through to tokenization, we explore the fundamental terminology of these new programmable contracts, for which we will introduce how they can be applied the finance industry in general to Islamic finance in particular. Smart contracts would essentially allow credible transactions without intermediation whereby the transactions are trackable and irreversible. This disruptive technology would change the way finance is done in the future. Hence, we explore its uses from smart Sukuk to decentralized Takaful models and automated Wakalah.

Optional learning management integration:

Each of our training sessions includes access to our cloud based learning management system. The R1 LMS provides written, audio and video transcripts of the course content, which is continuously updated each day as the industry evolves.

Other exciting features provided by the R1 LMS include:

  • Social Study Groups
  • Tamper-proof Certification
  • Optional Self-Sovereign Identities

ntegrated industry-specific simulation training modules include:

  • Equity Crowdfunding & P2P Microlending
  • OTC Secondary Markets & Unit Trusts
  • Automated Escrow & Exchange
  • Islamic Smart Contracts