Debunking myths to manage a new business paradigm

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As the name suggests, the Blockchain Journey is a structured route, imagined to give you the possibility to advance on the challenging path that leads - as an ideal goal - to understand this technology in all of its facets. A devious path, in fact, because you will be asked to forget everything you have heard in the recent years, all the hype surrounding this technology, and start back from the facts.


Why was blockchain born? What is the fundamental problem that could not be solved except through this particular workaround? Is there a reason why blockchain started from Bitcoin - or better, why Bitcoin was the first application to actually use blockchain?


Only after having passed these fundamental steps it will be possible to sail towards what blockchain is today, its possible applications and its - often questionable - use in the enterprise.


(SPOILER: it will not save the world).

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The Program

The Blockchain Journey is a multimedia and interactive program that can be attended entirely online. To maximize your understanding of the various topics, we suggest that during your 4-week learning period you devote to the course at least 3-4 hours per week. Each module encompasses video lessons, multimedia quizzes, interactive presentations, case studies, academic papers and more. During the unit, you will also take step by step tests to guarantee a continuous and progressive understanding of the topics. At the end of each module, you will find both a final test to assess what you have learnt and a summary of the contents of the week.


You will be studying the Blockchain paradigm from a 360-degree perspective: from its inner workings to the legal aspects to its possible applications. Here is the program’s structure:


Module 1: Introduction to blockchain


The first week will be dedicated to address some of the key questions regarding blockchain, its origins, working mechanisms and main features. We will also introduce briefly the relationship between blockchain and Bitcoin (as you will discover, it is indeed quite difficult to talk about the former without naming the latter).


Module 2: The Bitcoin paradigm in 5 Ws


The second week will be focused on understanding the principles and the inner workings behind Bitcoin, and on the exploration of Bitcoin’s story, current state of the art and future outlook. To do so, we will answer to five main questions: the 5 Ws of Bitcoin. Also, in order to cover the topic properly, we will use the help of a special guest, one of the most renowned experts on the subject: Giacomo Zucco.


Module 3: The blockchain application landscape


The third week will be dedicated to the analysis of all the other possible implementations of blockchain technology, with particular reference to enterprise applications. Companies across many industries have already started to adopt blockchain. Both the academia and practitioners are providing use cases where blockchain is applied to enhance legacy systems or to offer new services. We will provide a description of the most relevant and recurring use cases, thanks also to interviews with specialists from PwC, Enel, IBM and Chainside.


Module 4: Implementing blockchain


The fourth week will deal with three complex topics. Firstly, the implementation of blockchain within legacy IT systems. Secondly, we will see what architectural options it is possible to realize by combining these layers, by identifying four main blockchain architectures. Finally, we will analyze what are the possibilities of realizing off-chain applications; to discuss this final topic, we will have with us Thomas Bertani, Oraclize’s CEO, and Lawrence Nahum, Blockstream’s CTO.


Who it is for

This program is aimed at all those who want to deepen their knowledge of blockchain and Bitcoin, and analyse them from a holistic point of view. In particular, the course is mainly designed for people working with digital technologies and professionals involved in the field of digital transformation.


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"The potential pervasiveness of blockchain is making it one of the most promising technologies in the digital arena. Prominent thoughtful leaders are endorsing the technology every day. But is all that glitters gold? And how blockchain relates to its  real Gold - Bitcoin?"

Leonardo Maria De Rossi
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Enrollment is dealt with a fully online procedure.

The fee can be paid by credit card (Visa - Mastercard) and PayPal.


The courses are accessible from any digital device (computer, tablet, smartphone) at any time.



Supported operating systems:
Windows 10+ 
MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6+ 
Linux Ubuntu 16+
iOS 12.2+
Android 5.1+ 

Supported browsers - desktop:
Internet Explorer 11 and Edge
Chrome 50 +
Safari 8 +
Firefox 45 +




Spacial Payment Terms

Bocconi Alumni are entitled to a 10% reduction on the program fee.


Thanks to SDA Bocconi’s campaign “Women are good for business”, a 20% reduction is offered to all women enrolling by 8 March 2021.


Discounts apply automatically during the purchase procedure.




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