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IBS-01 Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Primer Course (10th Run)

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Singapore University of Social Sciences Blk C

463 Clementi Road

Room C.4.14 (Level 4)

Singapore, 599494


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With the rising trends of people around the world using blockchain for business applications and using cryptocurrency as a use case. It is apt and relevant to understand and know how blockchain and cryptocurrency works.

IBS-S01 Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Primer Course is an elective module under the Certificate/Diploma in Blockchain Technology offered by IBS, it provides very fundamental concepts of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency to the general public. This course has been supported and approved for funding by SkillsFuture Singapore and NTUC's e2i. Participants will go through 10 topics with 3 hands-on activities.

Course Content

1. Blockchain At First Sight
1.1 Background of Blockchain
1.1 What is a Blockchain

1.2 Dissecting the Blockchain

1.3 Whats In a Block?
1.4 Achieving Consensus - Proof Type
1.5 Types of Ledgers
1.6 Types of Blockchain
1.7 Blockchain Benefits
1.8 Blockchain Limitations
1.9 The Evolution of Blockchain

Hands-On Activity 1

2. Use Cases of Blockchain
2.1 As Cryptocurrency
2.2 As Smart Contract

2.3 Blockchain as a Service (BaaS)

2.4 Blockchain Platforms
2.5 Other Use Cases

3. Cryptocurrency Fundamentals
3.1 What is Cryptocurrency
3.2 Common Use Terms of Cryptocurrency
3.3 Current Timeline
3.4 Why Cryptocurrency?
3.5 Types of Wallets
3.6 Address Specifications

3.7 Types of Address
3.8 Name Service

3.9 Types of Exchanges
3.10 Cryptocurrency Exchange
3.11 Alternative Source For Cryptocurrency

Hands-On Activity 2

4. Cryptocurrency Security
4.1 Basic Cryptography
4.2 Cryptography of Systems
4.3 Safekeeping Your Crypto
4.4 Securing Your Crypto

4.5 Web Mining - Cryptojacking

5. Valuation of Cryptocurrency
5.1 Overview of Crypto Market Valuation
5.2 Deriving Cryptocurrency Value
5.3 Cryptocurrency Grading
5.4 Crypto Wealth

6. Cryptocurrency Investing & Trading
6.1 Investing or Trading

6.2 Crypto Tools
6.3 Investment Approach
6.4 Trading Approach

7. Initial Coin Offering (ICO)
7.1 Overview of ICO

7.2 About ICO
7.3 ICO Advisory

7.4 What is a Good ICO/Cryptocurrency?
7.5 Deep dive into ICO

8. Cryptocurrency Monetization
8.1 Mining Introduction
8.2 Mining Advisory
8.3 Bounties/Airdrops/Faucets

8.4: Earning Crypto/Token

9. Blockchain Ecosystem & Community

9.1 Blockchain Alliances & Consortiums
9.2 Blockchain Advisory & Developers
9.3 Merchants
9.4 Government, Regulators and Promoters
9.5 Media & Online Forum
9.6 SG Based ICOs & Start-ups
9.7 ICO Advisory & Community Management
9.8 Financial Institutions
9.9 Conferences and Forums
9.10 Participating in the Community

10. The Future of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
10.1 Regulatory Stance on Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
10.2 Blockchain Challenges

10.3 Notable Upcoming Blockchain/Crypto
10.4 Blockchain's Revolution

Hands on Activity 3

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Learn the basics of both Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

  • Understand the underlying limitations or risks of cryptocurrency Investment, ICOs and Mining.

  • Create their own wallet and exchange account

  • Send a transaction over the blockchain using Demo account

  • Reinforce their learning through hands on activities, discussions and mini quiz


Mr Alvin Chua (Principal Lecturer)

Mr Alvin Chua is a former civil servant with MINDEF for 10 years. He is the current President of Institute of Blockchain™ (Singapore), a blockchain & EdTech private school focusing on blockchain & cryptocurrency education as well as the current Founder & CEO of Resx Pte. Ltd, a corporate training firm.

He is also a Certified Blockchain Expert (CBE) and Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) with over eight years of investment experience and almost 2 years of experience with blockchain and cryptocurrency.

He is a committee member of SPRING Singapore-IMDA's ISO & iTSC Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology Standards Technical Committee, an ordinary member of ACCESS - Association of Cryptocurrency Enterprises and Startups, SIM and SIAS.

He attained the IBFQ standard level 1 through SGX’s Certified Securities Professional Programme (CSPP) and is a holder of CFA Institute’s Claritas Investment Foundations Programme.

Course Administrative Details

Course participants are advised to be punctual for the course and try to arrive 15 minutes before the course for attendance taking.

Couse attendance check-in starts 8.45am.

Course intake: 15 to 40 (min 15 to start the course)

Equipment: It is recommended for participants to bring laptop, smartphone or tablet as there will be hands-on activities.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own jacket as A/C may be cold as well as writing materials for note taking.

2 event reminders will be sent via email to confirmed participants 1 week (first email) and 2 days (second email) before the event.

Directions to Venue:


Directions to Classroom:

Locate Starbucks (Level 1) and go up to Level 4 by the lift beside it.

Singapore University of Social Sciences Blk C 4.14 (Level 4) 463 Clementi Road Singapore 599494.


Halal lunch refreshments will be served. Vegetarian food will be catered separately based on the participant's submission during course registration. Mineral water will be provided during the course.

Emergency/Security Support

Trained first aider will be on site, nearest hospital for evacuation is NUH. Campus security will be on standby.


An Electronic Certificate of Completion will be issued on NEM Blockchain to participants whom achieved at least 75% attendance, pass the Final Quiz with score of 50% and above and completed the end of course survey,

Please indicate the correct name during registration for certificate issuing. The Institute is not responsible for any wrong name indicated and may refuse to issue a subsequent certificate.


For assessment results scored 49% and below, participants may have up to ONE attempt to re-take the assessment at no additional cost. In the event, the participant fails again, he/she shall repeat the respective module

Course Funding/Subsidy

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit (SFC) from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website www.skillsfuture.sg/credit to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

This course has been approved by SkillsFuture Singapore and participants can use their SFC for the course. No upfront payment is required for SkillsFuture. The course fees are offset in full using the individual’s SFC and there are no other SSG subsidies applicable.

Additional SF Note:

Please choose "Other Payment Option" and select "Send Invoice" (Do not pay by PayPal).

There is no need for upfront payment on participant's part as the payment will be paid by SSG-WSG to Training Provider 7 to 10 working days after course date.

The issued event ticket must be uploaded in SkillsFuture claim system with an approved Claim ID status. Failure to perform this step will render your order cancelled.

For detailed step-by-step claiming instructions: https://ibs.edu.sg/sf.pdf

NTUC Members

NTUC members are funded by NTUC's e2i for two subsidy:

A) Professional Development Funding: Banking & Financial Professionals enjoy 50% off the course fees.

B) UTAP Funding: Up to 50% of the unfunded course fees. Refer to ibs.edu.sg/utap.pdf for more information.

Please note that only one type of claim or subsidy at any one time is allowed

The Institute’s courses are funded by SkillsFuture Singapore and NTUC e2i. For detailed information on the claims and subsidies available, they are advised to visit or call SkillsFuture or NTUC e2i. These claims, subsidies and the respective systems are not administered by the Institute and we are not in the position to advise.

For subsidies administered by the Institute, the course participant and write in or call to enquire.

For Walk-in

We accept walk-in registration on course date itself if there is still vacancy by 915am due to no-show or last-minute withdrawal. Only internet fund transfer, PayPal or Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum & Bitcoin Cash over-the-counter payment mode is accepted for a walk-in participant.

Course Cancellation/Withdrawal/Postponement Policy

This course is subjected to a minimum number of 15 participants for commencement. If the minimum number is not met, the course will be cancelled. For cancellation, a full refund will be initiated to course participants if payment has been made. If a claim/subsidy has been submitted, please cancel manually at the respective online portal.

Withdrawal from a course must be made at least 7 working days before the course commencement date.

Postponement of course with notice period 7 days or less from course commencement date will not be given any refund.

Course participants may postpone to the next available course only ONCE.

Subsequent postponement is deemed as withdrawal of course with no refund given.

Refund Policy

All withdrawal regardless of notice period will be subjected to a 20% admin fees,

No refund will be given for withdrawal received less than 7 days prior to the course commencement date and no-show cases.

Privacy Policy

IBS conforms to the Singapore's Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (PDPA) and European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). The PDPA will apply to IBS for offering of goods or services to individuals in Singapore. The EU GDPR will apply to IBS for offering of goods or services to individuals in the EU. IBS has also appointed a Data Protection Officer to enforce and review our privacy policy.

IBS will be collecting personal data during registration for the purpose of proper identification, attendance taking, issuing of electronic certificate, verification of claims & payments and future marketing efforts by IBS.

By submitting the personal data after registration and payment of order, individual participants has deemed to give consent for collection of personal data.

Personal data collected will be strictly for IBS's internal reference and usage.

Participants are to provide truthful and complete data to avoid possible repercussions.

IBS will not disclose any form of personal data to a 3rd party without the consent of the individual or such that when it is required by the authorities.

EventBrite is a data intermediary whom process data on behalf of IBS, it is important for participants to read EventBrite's Privacy Policy as well.

IBS is committed to make all reasonable security efforts to protect the personal data collected.

Ongoing Promotion/Partnerships

A - Discounts

SkillsFuture users enjoy a special rate of $88 using their credits to offset the course fees. Please refer to the step-by-step PDF on registration and claim process.

IBS Alumni & friends of alumni and general students will receive 15% off the course fees via a promo code given to course participants during the course. Applicable for the next course run only and not applicable to the SkillsFuture rate.

SUSS Staffs,Students & Alumni enjoy 30% off the course fees. A valid physical staff/student pass need to be presented during registration.

B - Freebies

Course participants will have access to a shared dropbox after the course with $200+ worth of e-books and useful files related to blockchain & cryptocurrency.

C - Re-sit

If participants are missed the course halfway or need to go off early. They can opt to re-sit the next course as a refresher at no additional charges, subject to availability and terms & conditions.

D - Charity Adoption

As part of NVPC's Company of Good and our CSR efforts, the Institute had adopted Singapore Children's Society as our official charity. Therefore, part of the course fees proceeds will be donated SCS on a monthly basis.

E - Merchandise

The Institute is selling our Alumni's polo-t shirt for course participants at $26 each. Pre-order your shirt during ticket checkout.

Ledger Nano S (from Official Ledger) at $160 each will be available at checkout too.

Course Support

For course enquiries, please contact us via the following:

- please kindly write to admin@ibs.edu.sg;
- drop us a message via WhatsApp, WeChat or Telegram @ +65 8292 8452 or
- call us @ +65 6717 7722 during office hours (less weekends).

Participants will also enjoy Telegram (https://t.me/instituteofblockchain) support after the course.

For Partnerships, Sponsorships, Media/PR enquiries:

Please write to admin@ibs.edu.sg.


For other FAQs, please refer to https://ibs.edu.sg/FAQs.pdf


The Institute reserves the right to cancel the event or change the trainer, date, time and venue or amend the course content or course fees or promotions anytime they deem fit. If there are changes to event details, participants will be notified via email.

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Singapore University of Social Sciences Blk C

463 Clementi Road

Room C.4.14 (Level 4)

Singapore, 599494


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