The Blockchain Training Conference Comes to Toronto’s MaRS Discovery District

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Blockchain Training Conference to bring blockchain skills to accounting, legal, development, law enforcement, and other professional industries.

Learn. Apply. Grow.

Blockchain Training Conference. Learn, Apply, Grow.

The Blockchain Training Conference will be the first conference where attendees walk away with a real certification

Learn. Apply. Grow. The Bitcoin Alliance of Canada is pleased to announce the Blockchain Training Conference this June, in Toronto, in collaboration with The Bitcoin Foundation and CryptoCurrency Certification Consortium (C4).

“The Blockchain Training Conference is a new kind of conference” says Michael Perklin, one of the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada’s directors. “Not only will the event be the first 2-day blockchain training event ever, but it will be the first one where attendees can walk away with real certifications in the field, as well as continuing education credits for professional credentials.”

The Blockchain Training Conference is being organized to tackle the largest problem affecting the growth and adoption of blockchain technology: knowledge. Attendees will receive practical hands-on training from accounting, legal, and technical experts who work with blockchains regularly. The event features professionally relevant topics including software development, accounting, legal, security, blockchain investigations, and even a crash-course in blockchains 101.

The Blockchain Training Conference will be hosted on June 20-21, 2016 at MaRS Discovery District, home to Canada’s first dedicated FinTech Cluster, supporting the commercializing of financial technology.

“MaRS FinTech is thrilled to host this blockchain training opportunity,” said Dinaro Ly, Director, MaRS FinTech. “Toronto is a hotbed for cryptocurrency innovation with dozens of startups and an active community pursuing decentralized technologies.”

This 2-day event is a follow-up to Bitcoin Alliance of Canada’s highly successful Bitcoin Expo event that was held in April 2014, but it will have a focus on training that is similar to The Bitcoin Foundation’s DevCore events hosted in Boston, London, and San Mateo. While the DevCore events had previously focused solely on training developers, the Blockchain Training Conference will train both technical and non-technical professionals in multiple fields.

The event will be divided into two tracks: The Alliance Track will host non-technical training sessions, and the DevCore track will host technical training sessions. Attendees will pay one price to attend the 2-day event and will be free to move between the two tracks and choose which skills they will learn - a perfect environment for those with prior blockchain experience and those who are brand new to the concepts.

Blockchain technology continues to be researched by banks, stock exchanges, and tech giants worldwide due to its ability to cheaply, and securely, maintain ledgers in a way that requires no trust in a third party. However, there is still a considerable amount of confusion about how it works and how it can be applied to existing systems. The Blockchain Training Conference is organized to address these concerns and train accountants, lawyers, business executives, developers, and other professionals in using the new technology so they have the skills needed to succeed.

For more information about the conference, and to secure early-bird pricing, please visit the website: https://blockchaintraining.org.

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