Certified Blockchain Professional

Programme Structure

8 modules

followed by a final term paper


6 months

(2 blocks of 4 days of training, final term paper)


Certified Blockchain Professional

(Frankfurt School of  Finance & Management)

Course Overview

The course is designed for all those who wish to acquire IT and business skills in the blockchain technology and will particularly appeal to both IT experts and business developers, including Information, Digital, Management and Business Administration professionals who seek an in-depth understanding of the blockchain technology and crypto currencies. It will provide an understanding of the full range of potential blockchain use cases and business models.  As more and more blockchain-based applications evolve, an in-depth knowledge of the underlying technologies (such as Ethereum or Hyperledger) is becoming indispensable. Equipped with this knowledge, one can leverage blockchain opportunities to build their company’s digital future.


The examination consists of one individual paper where every participant submits their own paper. Multiple topics for a paper will be provided and participants will be able to choose one topic. Partly these topics cover more business-oriented questions or, alternatively, more IT-related questions. Time to write the paper: 8 weeks (after having finished the 2nd week of the course).


Basic IT knowledge is necessary. Knowledge in the area of IT programming and development is not necessary but nevertheless helpful in following this course. Each participant must bring a laptop to work on practical exercises during the course.

Learning Methods

  • Interactive lecture
  • Group work
  • Practical practice activities
  • Reflection

Target Group

  • Innovation Managers
  • Chief Information/Digital Officers
  • Management/Business Administration Experts
  • Individuals who like to learn more about the blockchain technology


The Certification programme course includes:

  • the exam
  • the certification


Price: 4,950 Euro (8 days)

Programme Structure

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Learning Target

The participants will learn about blockchain fundamentals and the breadth of use cases that allow for potential application of the blockchain technology. Further, ecosystems and consortiums will be presented. Basic technological building blocks will be presented in an overview over the technology. Here, further modules will provide more depth.



  • Potential impact on companies, organizations and industries
  • Existing use cases
  • Identification of new use cases
  • Planning and budgeting prototypes
  • Double-spend problem, transactions and blocks
  • Private, consortium, and public networks
  • Smart contracts
  • Basics in consensus mechanisms
  • Hash, public/private keys

Learning Target

In this module, the participants will learn the key frameworks in both the domain of enterprise blockchains and public blockchain. The former concerns the enterprise context, and the latter the environment of crypto currencies. Specific features such as consortiums and Initial Coin Offerings are also explained.



  • Enterprise blockchains: Ethereum, Hyperledger, Corda
  • Public blockchains: Bitcoin, Ethereum
  • The importance of consortiums to apply blockchain technology
  • Crypto currency frameworks and Initial coin offerings (ICOs)

Learning Target

The goal is to discuss security and integrity issues with the participants. Data protection is currently a key facet of IT systems, and therefore, it needs to be reconciled with blockchain technology. Participants will learn about pseudonymity in public blockchain systems. Furthermore this module will provide deeper knowledge in cryptography, mining and consensus algorithms. These topics are primarily relevant in public blockchain architectures; however, cryptography is also a key element in the enterprise context. Additionally, students will learn about the scalability of blockchain solutions and game theoretical approaches.



  • Data protection
  • Issues in security design
  • Integrity of blockchain transactions
  • Integrity of blockchain systems
  • Basics in cryptography
  • Mining and consensus algorithms
  • Proof-of-work, proof-of-stake, proof-of-authority
  • Scalability and side chains
  • Crypto economics, game theory and market modelling

Learning Target

Through this module, participants will learn about the “tokenization of everything”. Blockchain technology allows the taking of assets and distributing them efficiently across a large number of owners. This process is being done for start-ups through Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). Albeit limited, tokenization will be applicable to a large breadth of assets in the future (e.g. real estate, machinery). Therefore it is important for the participants to understand this upcoming trend.



  • The token economy and securitization of everything
  • Writing of ICO smart contracts
  • ICO planning and best practices
  • Legal aspects of an ICO

Learning Target

This module covers how blockchain-applications can be qualified from a legal perspective. Participants will learn how blockchain technology fits in the current scope of the German and European legal framework and what approaches for new legislation are currently discussed. The fields of law discussed during the module will have a focus on financial regulatory law, such as banking regulation, anti-money laundering law as well as capital markets law. In addition to that, the participants will also discuss how blockchain-tokens can be qualified under German private law.



  • Applicability of law for blockchain solutions
  • Banking regulatory law
  • Legal aspects concerning capital markets and anti-money laundering law
  • Current limitations concerning legal issues and upcoming legislation

Learning Target

Participants learn about the application of blockchain technology in business. To this end, use cases from finance, banking and insurance will be presented and explained. The technology stack used for these examples will be explained in detail.



  • Technology fit of blockchain
  • Industry relevant use cases, evaluation and technology stack
  • Detailed industry cases
  • Field cases
  • Case study: disrupting finance with blockchain

Learning Target

Participants learn about the application of technology in non-financial fields such as logistics, the Internet of Things (IoT), or Industrie 4.0. Of course, these use cases also involve financial transactions and smart contracts. However, in ecosystems related to logistics, IoT and manufacturing, finance will only be one aspect to consider. The participants will also learn to the technology stack and learn how to evaluate use cases.



  • Technology fit of blockchain
  • Industry relevant use cases, evaluation and technology stack
  • Detailed industry cases
  • Field cases
  • Case study: disrupting business with blockchain

Learning Target

The goal of the first part of the day is to explain Ethereum, one of the largest development frameworks. Ethereum works in the public domain and can also be utilized in private settings. The participants will learn how to interact with the Ethereum Virtual Machine through many practical hands-on examples. In the second part of the day the Hyperledger framework will be presented. Hyperledger is one of the largest blockchain development frameworks used both with companies and in a B2B context. It is mostly applied in consortia with broad ranging use cases. With the help of many practical hands-on examples, the participants will learn how to interact with Hyperledger.



  • Ethereum technology
  • Tooling and the Ethereum Virtual Machine
  • Hands-on interaction with transactions, smart contracts and tokens
  • Coding smart contracts with Solidity basics
  • Future of Web 3.0
  • Introduction to Fabric 1.0 framework
  • Application in consortia, use cases and limitations
  • Tooling for Hyperledger
  • Modelling business logics

Final term paper (8 weeks)

Graduation “Certified Blockchain Professional”

– Trainers –

Moritz Strube

(Modules: 1-4)

Moritz has already led countless blockchain development projects at ChainLabs. ChainLabs offers the implementation of blockchain projects and consults companies on blockchain technologies and smart contracts, especially in the fields of the Internet of Things, Industrie 4.0, and mobility. Before working for ChainLabs, Moritz had various leadership roles in the field of business development, technology management, and IT project management. He has over 20 years of work experience and degrees in mathematics, business administration, and economics. Exactly this interdisciplinary orientation creates the ideal foundation for blockchain technologies, crypto economics, and distributed ledgers. Additional fields of interest include deep learning, machine learning, data science, and the Internet of Things.

Lutz Auffenberg

(Module 5)

Lutz is a German attorney at law with strong focus and expertise in the law of cryptocurrencies and blockchain-technology as well as digitalisation and the internet of things. He is a specialist in the field of banking regulation and capital markets law and frequently speaks on international conferences and expert seminars about the legal implications of blockchain-related solutions on business processes, i.a. in Hong Kong, Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna, Brussels and Paris. Lutz has been a salary partner in a Frankfurt-based law firm until 2018, where he has been in charge of the banking law department.

Jasmin Güngör

(Modules: 6-8)

Jasmin Güngör studied International Economic and Business Studies at the University of Innsbruck and the Bogazici University in Istanbul. After finishing her study program she has been working for more than four years in the field of impact investing and crowdfunding. She knows Bitcoin since 2011 and is a crypto enthusiast. In 2017, she began to freelance in the area of cryptocurrencies, blockchain and ICOs, advising different projects and being active as lecturer and keynote speaker at blockchain conferences. Jasmin is currenctly partner at DLT Capital, an international blockchain and ICO consultancy based in Munich.

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