The online course on Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies coordinated by the University of Salamanca, the BISITE Research Group and the National Police will be starting next Monday, June 7th. An initiative that brings together more than 50 national and international speakers, who will present and discuss the latest developments in cybersecurity, blockchain technology and everything that converges in the field.

The course corresponds to a training action of C1b3rWall Academy, an activity that gathered more than 41000 people from 82 countries in the 2020 edition. This time we are participating in its organization and we are confident that it will be a great success.

Module 0 of C1b3rWall Academy is composed of different lectures developed by professionals specialized in cryptocurrencies, blockchain and the fight against cybercrime. The course will include videos with lectures, debates and expert interviews, which will deal with:

  1. Blockchain and its unstoppable growth, in this module we will be introduced to the world of blockchain and the evolution of digital platforms.
  2. Blockchain in practice, we will learn about different success stories in the application of blockchain and the use of technologies such as IoT or Big Data.
  3. Cryptocurrencies and money laundering, the third block will include presentations on cryptoassets, as well as learning step by step how to create a cryptocurrency.
  4. Regarding cryptocurrencies, we will discuss the risks in the adoption of cryptocurrencies and smart contracts, among other topics.
  5. Cybersecurity, last but not least, we will know the characteristics of cybersecurity in IoT, in addition to understanding the principal problems related to cybersecurity in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.

This course is certainly a unique one and is just a prelude to what awaits us in September in the C1b3rWall Academy.

The participants who obtain the certificate of completion of the course will have the opportunity to enrol in the University of Salamanca’s Master’ s Degree in Internet Security“.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.