The graduants completed the DLBRT Blockchain for Business Course held at Strathmore Business School from March 9th – 30th 2019. This came about after Kenbright Actuarial & Financial Services (KAFS) and Strathmore Risk Management Centre signed an MOU on Blockchain Research and this program was among the first to come about after discussions.
It was also quite interesting to see some of the attendees paying lunch via Bitcoin.
We spoke with some of the graduants during the graduation event and this is what they had to say about the course:
“This is the equivalent of a TVET course (for those who understand the importance of vocational training) offered in conjunction with Strathmore University – a university known for its excellence in delivery. It is a hands-on course that equips one with very necessary skills. It is now available as a two-day course making it even more attractive, and one receives a certificate at the end of the course!
I’d like to see this course evolve more by providing additional in-depth knowledge to those who’d like to pursue it further and thus create more experts in this field of blockchain. The surface is yet to be scratched!”
~ Jacqui Kiruki – A Blockchain Miner, Trader and Enthusiast.
“It was eye opening, insightful, well paced &left me curious enough to keep on training.”
“BfB has been very useful in providing me with fundamental knowledge for understanding various Distributed Ledgers. The classes opened me up to a whole intuitive world of the Blockchain.”
~ Philip Kiagara – BBS (Bachelor of Business Science) FE (Financial Economics) 3rd Year
“I enjoyed myself in the course. It broke down concepts for me, that were foreign. The interactive nature of the course was commendable.The mosaic of the composition of students helped greatly as well. Different fields merging as one…..we all found our place in the ecosystem.”
~ Muthoni Njogu – Advocate
The course that the students had completed is in 4 parts and is as below.
Introduction to Distributed Ledgers and Blockchain Technologies (DLBRT).
Blockchain Architecture: Components of a Smart Contract and the Ethereum Virtual Machine.
The Intersection of Smart Contracts with human readable content to form Smart Contract Templates.
Cryptocurrency Formation using ERC-20 Standards as a basis for Token Economics.
Akram Mathu – Financial Economics Student, Moi University, 3rd Year