Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Primer Course (8th Run)


Course Run: 8th Run


With the rising trends of people around the world using blockchain for business applications and using cryptocurrency as a use case. It is ideal and relevant to understand and know how blockchain and cryptocurrency works.

Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Primer Course provides very fundamental concepts of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency to the general public. This course has been supported and approved for funding by SkillsFuture Singapore and NTUC's e2i. Participants will go through 10 topics with 3 hands-on activities.

Course Content

1. Introduction to Blockchain
1.1 Background of Blockchain
1.1 What is Blockchain
1.2 Achieving Consensus - Proof Type
1.3 Dissecting the Blockchain
1.4 Types of Ledgers
1.5 Types of Blockchain
1.6 Blockchain Benefits
1.7 Blockchain Limitations
1.8 The Evolution of Blockchain

Hands-On Activity 1

2. Use Cases for Blockchain Tech
2.1 As Cryptocurrency
2.2 As Smart Contracts
2.3 Other Use Cases

3. Cryptocurrency Fundamentals
3.1 What is Cryptocurrency
3.2 Common Use Terms of Cryptocurrency
3.3 Current Timeline
3.4 Why Cryptocurrency?
3.5 Types of Wallets
3.6 Wallet Address
3.7 Name Service
3.8 Cryptocurrency Exchange
3.9 Types of Exchanges
3.10 Getting Your Cryptocurrency

Hands-On Activity 2

4. Cryptocurrency Security
4.1 Basic Cryptography
4.2 Cryptography of Systems
4.3 Storing Your Crypto
4.4 Securing Your Crypto

5. Valuation of Cryptocurrency
5.1 Overview of Crypto Market Valuation
5.2 Why Does Cryptocurrency has Value?
5.3 What is a Good Cryptocurrency?
5.4 Cryptocurrency Grading
5.5 Crypto Wealth

6. Cryptocurrency Investing & Trading
6.1 Investing or Trading
6.2 Investment Approach
6.3 Trading Approach
6.4 Crypto Tools

7. Initial Coin Offering (ICO)
7.1 About ICO
7.2 ICO Advisory
7.3 Deep dive into ICO

8. Mining, Bounties, Airdrops & Faucets
8.1 Mining Introduction
8.2 Mining Advisory
8.3 Web Mining - Cryptojacking
8.4 Bounties/Airdrops/Faucets

9. Blockchain Ecosystem & Community
9.1 Blockchain Advisory & Developers
9.2 Merchants
9.3 Government, Regulators and Promoters
9.4 Media & Online Forum
9.5 SG Based ICOs & Start-ups
9.6 ICO Advisory & Community Management
9.7 Financial Institutions
9.8 Conferences and Forums
9.9 Participating in the Community

10. The Future of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
10.1 Regulation: What is MAS’s Stance on Cryptocurrencies
10.2 Blockchain Becoming Mainstream?
10.3 Blockchain's Revolution

Hands on Activity 3

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Learn the basics of both Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

  • Understand the underlying limitations or risks of cryptocurrency Investment, ICOs and Mining.

  • Create their own wallet

  • Send a transaction over the blockchain using Demo account.

  • Create their own exchange account

  • Reinforce their learning through a mini quiz

Course Details

Couse attendance check-in starts 8.45am.

Course intake: 15 to 40 (min 15 to start the course)

Equipment: It is optional but recommended for participants to bring laptop, smartphone or tablet as there will be hands-on activities.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own jacket as A/C may be cold as well as writing materials for note taking.

2 event reminders will be sent via email to confirmed participants 1 week (first email) and 2 days (second email) before the event.

F&B: Halal lunch refreshments will be served. Vegetarian food will be catered separately based on the participant's submission of the course application. Mineral water will be provided during the course.

Emergency/Security Support:

Trained first aider will be on site, nearest hospital for evacuation is NUH. Campus security will be on standby.


A Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants whom pass the Final Quiz with 50% and above.

Please indicate the correct name during registration for certificate printing, the Institute will not be held liable for any wrong input of name.

For quiz results 49% and below, participants may have up to 3 attempts to re-take the quiz.

SkillsFuture Funding & Registration

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website www.skillsfuture.sg/credit to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

This course has been approved by SkillsFuture Singapore and participants can use their SFC for the course. No upfront payment is required for SkillsFuture. The course fees are offset in full using the individual’s SFC and there are no other SSG subsidies applicable.

Additional SF Note:

Please choose "Other Payment Option" and select "Send Invoice" (Do not pay by PayPal).

There is no need for upfront payment on participant's part as the payment will be paid by SSG-WSG to Training Provider 7 to 10 working days after course date.

The issued event ticket must be uploaded in SkillsFuture claim system with an approved Claim ID status. Failure to perform this step will render your order cancelled.

For detailed step-by-step claiming instructions: http://ibs.edu.sg/sf.pdf

Please note that only one type of claim or subsidy at any one time is allowed.

For Walk-in

We accept walk-in registration on course date itself if there is still vacancy by 915am due to no-show or last-minute withdrawal. Only internet fund transfer, PayPal or Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Bitcoin Cash over-the-counter payment mode is accepted for a walk-in participant.

Course Cancellation/Withdrawal/Transfer Policy

This course is subjected to a minimum number of 10 participants for commencement. If the minimum number is not met, the course will be cancelled. For cancellation, a full refund will be initiated to course participants.

Withdrawal from a course must be made at least 3 working days before the course commencement date. A full refund will be initiated.

Course transfer to another date must be made at least 3 working days before the course commencement date, otherwise, it will be deemed as a no-show and there is no refund. No additional fees are required to transfer to another course date

Refund Policy

All cancellation regardless of the period of notice is subjected to a 20% admin fee.

No refund will be given for cancellation received less than 7 days prior to the course commencement date and no-show.

No refund will be given for no-show during course date.

Directions to Venue:


Directions to Classroom:

Locate Starbucks (Level 1) and go up to Level 4 by the lift beside it.

Singapore University of Social Sciences Blk C 4.14 (Level 4) 463 Clementi Road Singapore 599494.

Ongoing Promotion/Partnerships

Please note that only one type of claim or subsidy at any one time is allowed.

A - NTUC e2i's Partnership

Banking & Financial Professionals enjoy 50% off the course fees. NTUC members whom are Singapore Citizens and PR enjoy 50% off the course fees and further 50% subsidy off the unfunded coursw fees. This funding is supported by NTUC e2i.

B - Cryptocurrency Sale

We understand many course participants are 1st time into cryptocurrency and do not hold any crypto. We provide OTC service during registration and lunchtime of the course to help participants get their 1st crypto. It will be based on Gemini's Spot rate + 2% service fees. Crypto sold are for participant's educational purpose, we do not cover crypto trading during the course and strongly encourage participants to do their due diligence before buying. During checkout, please pre-order the crypto you want, we will prepare for you.

C - Discounts

Course participants enjoy up to $5 off by redeeming our promo code for purchase of a hardware wallet thru our local partner - hardware wallet retailer.

SkillsFuture users enjoy a special rate of $88 using their credits to offset the course fees. Please refer to the step-by-step PDF on registration and claim process.

Friends of former course participants will receive 10% off the course fees via a promo code given to course participants during the course. Applicable for the next course run only and not applicable to the SkillsFuture rate.

SUSS Staffs and Students enjoy 25% off the course fees. A valid physical staff/student pass need to be presented during registration.

D - Freebies

Course participants will have access to a shared dropbox after the course with $200+ worth of e-books and useful files related to blockchain & cryptocurrency.

E - Re-sit

If participants are missed the course halfway or need to go off early. They can opt to re-sit the next course as a refresher at no additional charges, subject to availability and terms & conditions.

F - Charity Adoption

As part of NVPC's Company of Good and our CSR efforts, the Institute had adopted Singapore Children's Society as our official charity. Therefore, part of the course fees proceeds will be donated SCS on a monthly basis.

G - Merchandise

The Institute is selling our Alumni's polo-t shirt for course participants at $25 each. Email us for enquiry or pre-order your shirt during ticket checkout.

Course Support

For enquiries, please contact us via the following:

- please kindly write to admin@ibs.edu.sg;
- drop us a message via WhatsApp, WeChat or Telegram @ +65 8292 8452 or
- call us @ +65 6717 7722 during office hours (less weekends).

For Partnerships, Sponsorships, Media/PR enquiries:

Please write to admin@ibs.edu.sg.
Participants will also enjoy Telegram (https://t.me/instituteofblockchain) support after the course.


For other FAQs, please refer to http://ibs.edu.sg/FAQs.pdf


The organiser reserves the right to cancel the event or change the date, time and venue or amend the course content or course fees or promotions anytime they deem fit. If there are changes to event details, participants will be notified via email.

Sat May 5, 2018
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM SGT
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Singpore University of Social Sciences Blk C Room 4.14
Course Fee SOLD OUT $120.00
SUSS Staff/Student/Alumni SOLD OUT $90.00
NTUC UTAP Subsidy SOLD OUT $120.00
Venue Address
463 Clementi Rd, Singapore Singapore
Institute of Blockchain™ (Singapore) 区块链学院 (新加坡)