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IBS-01 Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Primer Course (11th 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-01 Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Primer is a 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 What’s in a Block?

1.4 Achieving Consensus - Proof Type

1.5 Types of Ledgers

1.6 Types of Blockchain

1.7 Blockchain Features

1.9 The Evolution of Blockchain

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 Major Use Cases

2.6 Other Use Cases

3. Cryptocurrency Fundamentals

3.1 What is Cryptocurrency

3.2 Common Use Terms of Cryptocurrency

3.3 Current Cryptocurrency 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 Cryptocurrency Sources

Hands-On Activity

4. Cryptocurrency Security

4.1 Cryptography of Systems

4.2 Safekeeping Your Crypto

4.3 Securing Your Crypto – Dos

4.4 Securing Your Crypto – Donts

4.5 Web Mining - Cryptojacking

5. Valuation of Cryptocurrency

5.1 Overview of Crypto Market

5.2 Deriving Cryptocurrency Value

5.3 Cryptocurrency Grading

5.4 Crypto Richest

6. Cryptocurrency Investing & Trading

6.1 Investing or Trading

6.2 Crypto Tools

6.3 Investment Approach

6.4 Trading Approach

6.5 Investment Advisory

7. Initial Coin Offering (ICO)

7.1 Coin Vs Token

7.2 Overview of ICO

7.3 From Ideation to ICO

7.4 ICO Advisory

7.5 What is a Good ICO/Cryptocurrency?

7.6 ICO/Crypto Guidelines

8. Cryptocurrency Monetization

8.1 Mining Introduction

8.2 Mining Difficulty

8.3 Mining Advisory

8.4 Bounties/Airdrops/Faucet

8.5 Earning Crypto/Token

9. Blockchain Ecosystem & Community

9.1 Alliances & Consortiums

9.2 Advisory & Developers

9.3 Conferences

9.4 Decentralized Applications

9.5 Financial Institutions

9.6 Media & Online Forum

9.7 Merchants

9.8 Regulators and Promoters

9.9 Media & Online Forum

9.10 Joining the Blockchain Community

10. The Future of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

10.1 Regulatory Stance on Blockchain & Cryptocurrency

10.2 Blockchain Challenges

10.3 Blockchain & Crypto Hubs

10.4 Blockchain's Revolution

10.5 Blockchain: Emerging Tech

10.6 Blockchain Adoption

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 30 (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 and sweets 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.


Participants will be taking a 30 questions quiz (20 MCQ and 10 True/False questions). For 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 will need to repeat the respective module

Course Funding/Subsidy

SkillsFuture Singapore 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 e2i Subsidy

NTUC members are funded by NTUC's e2i for the following subsidy:

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

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.

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

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

Walk-in Registration

We accept walk-in registration on course date itself. Only internet fund transfer, PayPal or Cryptocurrency: Bitcoin, Ethereum, NEO, XEM and Litecoin over-the-counter payment mode is accepted for a walk-in participant. Strictly no cash payment.

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 claim portal.


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


Postponement from a course must be made at least 7 working days before the course commencement date. Postponement is only allowed ONCE per module.


If participants 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.

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

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

No Show

Course participants who did not turn up on course date without any reason or notification will be considered as no show. No show with valid reasons such as medical or urgent travel plans are to submit documents to admin@ibs.edu.sg to qualify for postponement.

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.

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. Code is applicable for lifetime and not applicable to stacking with other discounts, promotions or subsidies.

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

B - Merchandise

The Institute is selling our Alumni's polo-t shirt for course participants at $26 each.

Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet (from Official Ledger) at $157 each.

Both items are available during check out.

Course Support/Partnerships, Sponsorships, Media/PR enquiries:

For enquiries, please contact us via the following:

- Email 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).

- Telegram Community: https://t.me/instituteofblockchain (@instituteofblockchain)


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

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.

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The Institute reserves the right to cancel the event or change the lecturer, 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. We are not responsible for any email not read or due to email in junk/spam folder.

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463 Clementi Road

Room C.4.14 (Level 4)

Singapore, 599494


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