Introduction to Blockchain


The course is designed for a broad audience of professionals looking to acquire a solid general understanding of blockchain technologies and their potential impact going forward. The course aims to provide the intellectual tools needed to assess various blockchain technologies and their suitability for solving a spectrum of business problems both in established contexts (big organisations) and in innovative settings (start-ups).

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Start date

April 18, 2023

End date

May 23, 2023

Language(s) of the training


Languages spoken by the coach(es)

English, French


Sorin Cristescu & Wim Stalmans


Learning Outcomes

The participants will be able to:

  • Explain notions of value, money, and credit and their role in a society and economy.
  • Summarise how game theory influences socio-economic interactions.
  • Break down how Blockchain functions, what the roles are of the functional elements and understand the concept of “design goal”. Use blockchain applications and explain the reason for their novelty.
  • Describe the role of decentralisation in a Blockchain system and its consequences for consensus formation, governance and socio-economic transactions.
  • Recognise how Blockchain enables the exchange of value. Argue the implications of digital wallet and decentralised digital identities and explain their connection with Blockchain.
  • Argue how Blockchain alters the trust function in a society and economy. Enumerate the characteristics of decentralised Blockchain ledgers and what they enable for individuals, businesses, economy, and society.
  • Recognise the possibilities of smart contracts and decentralised applications. Distinguish the various existing blockchain technologies and summarise their differences. Associate blockchain design goals with existing business processes. Describe the potential benefits of Blockchain for public sector processes.
  • Imagine and draw the design of basic applications that integrate Blockchain principles and characteristics and fulfil certain requirements.



This training has a total of 18 hours and takes place over several weeks:

  • Day 1/9:             18.04.2023   18:30 – 20:30
  • Day 2/9:            20.04.2023   18:30 – 20:30
  • Day 3/9:            25.04.2023   18:30 – 20:30
  • Day 4/9:            27.04.2023   18:30 – 20:30
  • Day 5/9:            02.05.2023   18:30 – 20:30
  • Day 6/9:            04.05.2023   18:30 – 20:30
  • Day 7/9:             11.05.2023   18:30 – 20:30
  • Day 8/9:            16.05.2023   18:30 – 20:30
  • Day 9/9:            23.05.2023   18:30 – 20:30

Format and Location

This course takes place ON-SITE

Terres Rouges building
14, porte de France
L-4360 Esch/Alzette




A grasp of basic IT concepts such as “servers”, “infrastructure”, “applications”, “source code”, “IT operations”, etc.

Additional Info

This module is part of the following Learning Tracks:


This training is offered in collaboration with Luxembourg Blockchain Lab.


This training does not have any assessment or exams; a certificate of participation will be issued to participants.