Blockchain Technology: Hitchhiker’s Guide to Blockchain
Preface Coffee had the honour of hosting Mr. Michael Yung, Head of Digital Products and Technology at Asia Miles on the night of 21st January. An experienced figure in the world of Blockchain as a result of his impressive work on refining Asia Miles’ very own loyalty programme, Mr. Yung captivated the audience with his talk on Blockchain and its usage in cryptocurrency.
Through the workshop, Mr. Yung allowed participants to understand Blockchain by breaking its concepts down into visualizable, easy-to-follow procedures, before delving into its application in Bitcoin — the most popular cryptocurrency in the world to date. The talk gradually built on to real use cases of Blockchain, in which an eager audience was introduced to how blockchain could be implemented into numerous industries. A plethora of questions were raised, stimulating an interactive discussion and exchange of ideas that transcended beyond a common workshop.
Preface would like to take the opportunity to thank Mr. Yung for his inspiring and eye-opening talk, and will aspire to continue attracting high calibre speakers to future Preface Workshops!
Blockchain Technology 101
Blockchain 101 recorded Preface Workshop’s highest attendance in its short history, as participants from many different backgrounds gathered to learn about a technological phenomenon predicted to deliver an impact similar to that of the internet two decades ago. Fresh from his studies in Oxford’s Blockchain Course, Preface Founder and CEO Tommie Lo guided participants through intricate concepts of Blockchain, and introduced their possible use in a wide range of business scenarios through Hyperledger, a global collaborative effort facilitating blockchain technology across different industries, and backed by numerous conglomerates.
Why Do We Teach Blockchain
We have been adhering to the vision of bringing emerging knowledge to the Preface Coffee space since the first day of launch; liberalising proprietary knowledge pieces from graduate schools to a community we love, believing that there’s nothing cannot be learnt, and we then apply the knowledge to make a difference in the world.
We therefore teach Blockchain Technology as we believe in its power to become a revolutionary enterprise application. Our Blockchain workshops aim to deliver a deeper public understanding through diving into Blockchain Technology with cryptography and delving into its relationship with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.