Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain: Revolution or Hoax by Dr. Andre Gholam

Dr. Andre Gholam was the speaker for the month of May 2019 and he delivered an insightful session about ” Cryptocurrencies & Blockchain : Revolution or Hoax” which was held on Thursday 30 May, 2019 at 6:00 pm at The Key ApartHotel Palais de Justice District, Corniche du Fleuve, Beirut, Lebanon.

Learning Objectives:
To get familiar with a technology that is estimated to be “Internet most promising new development” and “one of the most important technologies to emerge in recent years”:
A. Crypto-currencies :
• The definition, history and evolution of the thousands of
crypto-currencies in the market, with their pros and
cons.
• Getting, mining and trading using cryptocurrencies.
• The legal status of this new technology in Lebanon and
different countries of the world.
• The possible future of crypto-currencies.
B. Blockchain :
• The technology behind crypto-currencies : concepts,
history, security, pros and cons.
• Examples and case studies of Blockchain applications.
C. ICOs :
• A new way for raising capital for companies and start-
ups.
• History and ICO phases.