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With this online course, you will:
- Learn the fundamentals of blockchain, the applications of this technology and the concept of consensus mechanism
- Identify the differences between a Proof-of-Work and a Proof-of-Stake consensus
- Understand what the Ethereum blockchain is, and its role in the industry
- Learn what the Merge is and how it was deployed
- Analyse the consequences of The Merge, including the associated risks, challenges, benefits, and opportunities
In this course, we will be exploring the concept of The Merge and its relationship to blockchain technology. We will be joined by Dr Oriol Caudevilla, a FinTech and Blockchain Advisor and host of the “A Digital Tomorrow” podcast, who will guide us through the ins and outs of blockchain and the Merge. We will begin by defining blockchain and discussing how it works, before delving into the concept of consensus mechanisms and the differences between proof of work and proof of stake. We will then explore the Merge and Ethereum, and the reasons behind the shift towards proof of stake. By the end of this course, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the Merge and its place in the world of blockchain technology.
In this chapter, we will provide an overview of the blockchain and its place in the world of FinTech. We will define blockchain and discuss how it works, as well as explore its various applications and the concept of consensus mechanisms. By the end of this chapter, you will have a solid foundation for understanding the basics of blockchain technology.
The Merge and Ethereum
In this chapter, we will look into The Merge and its relationship to Ethereum. We will discuss the reasons behind the shift towards proof of stake and the potential benefits and challenges of this shift. We will also explore the concept of layer two protocols and the role they play in scaling the blockchain. By the end of this chapter, you will have a clear understanding of the Merge and its place in the world of Ethereum.
The Future of The Merge
In this chapter, we will examine the potential future of The Merge and its impact on the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency. We will discuss the potential risks and challenges that may arise, as well as the potential benefits and opportunities that The Merge may offer. By the end of this chapter, you will have a comprehensive understanding of the potential future of the Merge and its place in the market.
Meet your instructor - Dr Oriol Caudevilla
Fintech and Blockchain Advisor, Influencer, Speaker and Host of “A Digital Tomorrow” Podcast
Dr Oriol is a very influential voice in the FinTech area, has advised many FinTech companies and with a very extensive network across the globe.
He is passionate about the Future of Banking and Finance, and a strong believer in digital transformation and artificial intelligence quickly becoming the top priority for those not wanting to be left behind as well as the best tool to create a more inclusive financial system.
Graduated in Law (UAB), holding an MBA in Finance (IEB), a Diploma in Asian Finance (CUHK) Business School and a PhD in Hong Kong Real Estate Law and Economics (UAB).
He regularly publishes articles in several media, such as China Daily (both the Global and Hong Kong Edition), Macau Business and Challenger Insider.
Previously, he worked as a business analyst at a Hong Kong publicly listed company (Yuxing InfoTech Investment Holdings). Presently, he works as a Management Consultant at a legal tech company, AirHelp, acting as an advisor for a Hong Kong-based FinTech company, ixFintech, and conducting research on Blockchain Trade Finance at Qatar University.
Dr Oriol is a Current member of the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA) as well as FinTech Australia.
He is a Former visiting fellow at the Asian Institute of International Financial Law (AIIFL, HKU), at the Centre for Chinese Law (CCL, HKU) and the Center for Financial Regulation and Economic Development (CFRED, CUHK).