Bracing for Blockchain: From Real Estate to Retail

Overview

Blockchain is transforming industries, but its technical complexities can be daunting. This course cuts through the confusion to explain blockchain's immense possibilities for business in simple, engaging terms. Through real-world examples and practical applications, you will discover how leading companies are leveraging blockchain to streamline operations, reduce costs, prevent fraud, and build trust.

Learn how blockchain is enhancing supply chain visibility, automating contracts, securing payments, and transforming financial reporting. Gain insight into the strategic implications of blockchain for business.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • pinpoint the fundamentals of blockchain, including definitions of distributed ledger technology and core components of blockchain networks
  • recognize the advantages and challenges of blockchain systems and distinguish between various types of networks, such as public, private, and federated, along with their use cases in industries like retail and real estate
  • identify key blockchain concepts such as cryptography, mining, and smart contracts, and identify the consensus mechanisms that underpin blockchain networks
  • identify and categorize the impact of blockchain technology on commercial real estate, including its applications in property searches, due diligence, title records, leasing, financing, and the overarching benefits for real estate professionals and clients
  • recognize the specific advantages of blockchain for retail transactions, supply chain visibility, and authenticity verification, and categorize blockchain's role in enhancing transparency in product sourcing and sustainability for retailers

Designed For

This course requires no prior blockchain knowledge, making it suitable for accounting, tax, and other financial professionals, as well as for real estate professionals

Advanced Preparation

None

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