A Revolution Is Happening

Bitcamp — a three day intensive blockchain workshop

What's happening?

Every so often a new technology comes along that revolutionizes our work, our lives, and our society. Occasionally these are intertwined with movements that mark a turning point for human civilization.

We often talk about inventions like the automobile and the cell phone— by simply making moving things and people’s voices easier, they led to a complete transformation of many important parts of society. These transformations echo those of the past: the emergence of writing, the alphabet, and printing.

They empowered people. They enabled progress. They made us more prosperous.

But while they granted our civilization and the individuals it is composed of new powers and possibilities they had never encountered before, they are also characterized by creative-destruction and wreaked havoc on their respective industries.

Over the course of the 1990's we witnessed momentous transformations of industry by technology. Among these were the transition from chemical, film-based photography to digital photography and the transition from print news media to digital news media. Age-old business models were broken as new ones emerged in the wake.

Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain technology are doing this again but for a new set of industries including law, accounting, finance, and government. Just as the work of the factory was transformed over the course of the 20th century, so too will go the work of the lawyer, the accountant, and the civil servant.

You’re reading this because you’re a leader. And leaders must be prepared. Want a hand in doing so?

Join us for a three day intensive Blockchain fundamentals Workshop.

We'll examine historical antecedents for clues of where we are headed and the technical underpinnings of this new technology so you can harness the energy of the coming disruption.

What we'll cover:

BitCamp condenses years of research, key insights, and battle-tested wisdom into a 3-day intensive blockchain fundamentals workshop. By the end of BitCamp you’ll be positioned to navigate your company through the coming upheavals, pivot into the blockchain industry or pilot your own blockchain project. This will be a cocreative experience: over the course of Bitcamp you will work with the knowledge and skills you've gained and your co-campers to bring a blockchain project to life. BitCamp is designed to achieve the phase transition that comes from an immersive, intensive experience. Campers will receive an on-blockchain fundamentals certifitcate.

Start with Why

  • Orientation
  • the BitBox Approach
  • Working Inside-Out
  • Emic not Etic
  • Working Bottom-Up
  • Why intensive?
  • Why immersive?

The Problem

  • History and Mythology of Money
  • The Myth of Barter
  • The Emergence of fractional reserve banking and fiat currency
  • The Problem with our current monetary system
  • The Gale: the impending collapse of the current monetary system
  • The 2008 Financial Crisis

History of Cryptography

  • Alphabetic Cryptography
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Perfect Secrecy
  • The Enigma Machine and the Turing Machine
  • Emergence of Assymetric Cryptography
  • Digital Signatures
  • Diffie-Helman Key Exchange
  • RSA

The Back Story:

The generation-long struggle to birth a cryptocurrency
  • David Chaum
  • CypherPunk Movement
  • DigiCash
  • E-Gold
  • Who is Satoshi?

The Primitives:

The Cryptographic Foundations of Blockchain Technology
  • The Two Pillar Model
  • Hash Functions & Digital Signatures
  • Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA)
  • Secure Hash Algorithm-256 (SHA-256)

Bitcoin Anatomy: a tour of Bitcoin

  • Addresses
  • Wallets
  • Transaction Structure
  • Network Structure
  • Mining Process & Proof-of-Work
  • Block Structure
  • Blockchain Structure
  • Issuance Schedule
  • Fees
  • Bitcoin Improvement Proposals
  • BIPs
  • BIP-32
  • Segregated Witness
  • OP_RETURN

Blockchain Fundamentals:

Properties, Applications and Implications of Blockchains
  • Consensus Algorithms
  • Blockchain Properties
  • Double-Spending Problem
  • Mint Problem
  • Trusted-Third Party Problems
  • Economic Calculation Problem
  • Collective Action Problem
  • #BlockchainGivesYouWings
  • Permissionlessness
  • Immutability
  • Holocracy
  • Blockchain Applications
  • Proof of Existence
  • Consensus Attacks

Alchemy

  • Mining Profitability Formulae
  • Mining Pools
  • Bitcoin Transaction Validation
  • Pay-to-Public-Key-Hash
  • Pay-to-Script-Hash
  • Shovel Race: CPUs,GPUs, FPGAs, ASICs

Altconomy

Survey of the Crypto-Ecosystem and Ecology, A fundamentalist lense for evaluation of cryptocurrencies
  • Altcoins: NameCoin, Litecoin, Freicoin, Dogecoin, Peercoin, Filecoin, Ethereum
  • Proofs-of-XYZ
  • Memory Hardness
  • Space Hardness
  • Complexity Classes
  • Turing Completenes
  • Proof-of-Work
  • Proof-of-Stake
  • Proof-of-Storage
  • Proof-of-Authority
  • Proof-of-Importance
  • Bitcoin/Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Ecosystem Topology

Ethereum Anatomy

  • Prethereum: Motivations
  • Blockchain Meta Protocols
  • Decentralized Computer
  • Ethereum Virtual Machine vs Bitcoin Script
  • Turing Completeness
  • Accounts & Global State vs UTXO
  • Ethereum Transactions
  • Ethereum BlockStructure
  • ETHHash
  • Smart Contracts
  • Halting Problem
  • Gas + Gas Price Estimation
  • Solidity
  • Tokens
  • D-Apps
  • DAOs

CryptoStartups: Fundamental Analysis of Crypto-Projects

  • Emergence of Double-Entry Bookkeeping
  • Accounting Revolutions
  • Equity Revolution
  • Tokens and Crypto-Equity
  • Commercial Revolution
  • Corporate Personhood and Crypto-Personhood
  • The Atlantic Revolutions, Republicanism, and Decentralization

Crypto-Accounting

  • Triple Entry Bookkeeping
  • Cryptographic receipt accounting
  • Momentum Accounting
  • Ledger Accounting Software

Blockchain Rights Movement:

Economic Implications of Censorship Resistance
  • Blockchain and the Printing Press
  • Social Economic implications of Censorship Resistance
  • New Media, New Rights

Stack Magic

  • Stack Machines
  • Simple Sample Contracts
  • ERC20
  • ERC721
  • Decentralized Exchanges
  • Augur
  • Aragon
  • BitNation
  • Crypto-Law
  • Decentralized Borderless Voluntary Nations

Crypto-Economics:

Incentive Design— How software becomes people-ware
  • A reintroduction to Game Theory
  • Schelling Points
  • Two General's Problem
  • Superrationality
  • Incentive Design
  • How software becomes people-ware
  • Chicken and Egg Problem
  • Collective Action Problem
  • Principal-Agent Problem
  • Economic Calculation Problem
  • Infinite Games

CryptoSkills:

  • ICO’s and Contract Browsing
  • Setting Up a VPN
  • Using Tor
  • Participating in an ICO
  • Using a Token Browser
  • Deploying a contract

What the Fork?

  • Exit Rights
  • Reorgs
  • Code Forks
  • Hard Forks
  • Soft Forks
  • Chain Splits
  • Spoons
  • Frontier Thesis

Chain Gangs: Blockchain Community Organizing

  • Conway's Law
  • Holocracy & Peer-to-Peer Community
  • Crypto-Nomadism

The Noble Science: Thinking like a Crypto-Person

  • Key Insights
  • Meta-Themes
  • Superrationality
  • Thinking like a Crypto-Person
  • Cryptographic Attack Awareness
  • Circles of Power
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    Oct 2-4

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    October 16 - 18

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    Oct 23 - Oct 25

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