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Wednesday, October 11, 2017


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Workshop on Blockchain Technology

Thursday, October 26, 12:45-2:15pm and

Friday, October 27, 10am-1:00pm

135 East 22nd Street, Room 301

Open to all CUNY faculty and students



From:  Prof. Stan Altman, Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs

More than half of the world’s largest companies are now researching blockchain technologies with the goal of integrating them into their products. Leading companies across the global food supply chain have formed a blockchain collaboration with IBM intended to strengthen consumer confidence in the global food system. The consortium includes Dole, Driscoll’s, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever, and Walmart, who will work together to identify new areas where the global supply chain can benefit from blockchain. ( Projects are already underway that will disrupt the management of health care records, property titles, supply chains, and even our online identities.


This workshop will provide an overview of blockchain both from business commerce point of view and from technology point of view. From a technology point of view blockchain can be viewed as a computational model made up of five different architectural components:

• Transaction processing
• Smart contracts
• Shared Ledger
• Distributed consensus
• Cryptography and security protocols

See Bettina Warburg’s introduction to Blockchain Technology, TED Talk June 2016


Day one: Blockchain Concepts and Business, Thursday, October 26, 12:45 pm to 2:15pm

1. (30 min) Blockchain concepts
-- What is Blockchain?
-- Permissioned vs. Permission-less Blockchains
-- Basic five (5) architectural components of blockchain

2. (45 min) Blockchain Business Commerce
-- Blockchain Business Commerce Model will explore the use and potential impact of blockchain technology on society.

-- Use cases involving Security trading and securing the Food Supply will be discussed.


Day 2: Hyperledger Fabric with hands on experience, Friday, October 27, 10:00am–1:00 pm

1. (15 min) Design Thinking

2  (30 min) Introduction to Hyperledger Fabric technology
3. (60 min) Deep dive into Blockchain and Design Thinking with a use case, e.g., Security of the Food Supply
4. (60 min) Demo Using Hyperledger Fabric to build a blockchain application


RSVP to Jonelle Griffen, Assistant to Professor Stan Altman, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs:


Stan Altman, Ph.D.
Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
Formerly Dean and interim President
Baruch College/CUNY
135 E 22nd Street, Room 812
New York, NY 10010
Tel:  646-660-6792
Fax: 646-660-6770
Twitter: @stanaltman