Former NSA affiliated cryptographer and professor, Dr. Christian Seberino and Richard Kastelein, Blockchain News Publisher and author of more than 2000 articles on Blockchain technology, have been successfully providing three different levels of four-hour, live, remote, online courses at the corporate level to management, sales and technology staff working for Oracle, the world’s second-largest software company.
Oracle is considered a ‘founding father’ of the now $169 billion global database industry. The founder, Larry Ellison, introduced the first commercially available Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) to the world in 1979.
With over 135,000 staff, Blockchain Partners has been introducing an emerging new distributed database technology, Blockchain, to hundreds of managers, sales staff, and technologists since 2017.
Dr. Seberino gives deep insight into Blockchain Technology while Kastelein focuses on the Business of Blockchain and its impact on numerous industries including supply chain, healthcare, entertainment, loyalty programmes, gaming, and the use of crypto-economics in creating new liquidity.
The two work together and teach anywhere from ten to fifty students from Singapore to San Francisco, Berlin to Buenos Aires. It’s more than a slideshow, they interact with the classes using mining simulations games to teach Proof of Work, set up everyone with crypto wallets and let them send cryptocurrency between each other and more. There is a dialogue using both voices and chat to fill the virtual space with questions as well as answers, coming both teachers and other students.
Using WebEx technology, the team from Blockchain Partners and the Oracle staff work remotely, saving time, expenses and erasing some of the carbon footprints from in-person live sessions. Unlike a taped recording, doing it live helps make sure that everyone, by the end of four hours, understands not just what blockchain can do, but how it works. We guide them through it, not only as teachers, but other students with more technical ability often help those with less as well.