Blockchain Foundations

MODULE Description

Module Code: CBC-BF

Blended Learning Mode

  1. E-Learning (Self-directed Learning) with Face-to-face Class (Facilitated Training) OR

  2. E-Learning (Self-directed Learning) with Online Class (Facilitated Training)

*Flipped classroom (Learners will attempt eLearning before attending the facilitated training)

Pre-requisite : CBC-FBP Fintech & Blockchain Primer

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Define the terminologies of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

  • Categorize blockchain terms and platforms by its taxonomy

  • Analyze the relationship between Fintech, Blockchain, DLT, DAG and Cryptocurrency

MODULE Outline

Blockchain Reference Architecture (2 hours eLearning)

  • ISO TC307 Terminologies

  • Non-ISO TC307 Terminologies

  • User Layer

  • Non-DLT Systems Layer

  • API Layer

  • Blockchain Layer

  • Infrastructure Layer

  • Cross-layer Functions

  • Reference Architecture for a DLT Node

Blockchain Taxonomy (2 hrs)

  • Classification of Level 1 to 6 Terms

  • Purpose of Blockchain Platform

  • Ledger Design

  • Authorization Access

  • Factors Description

  • User Access

  • Consensus Mechanism

Blockchain Ontology (2 hrs)

  • Ontology for Ledger

  • Ontology for Distributed Ledger

  • Ontology for Blockchain

  • Ontology for Block

  • Ontology for Transaction

Formative Assessment (1 hr)

Administrative Details

Next Online Class: Available from 1 Aug 2020.

Duration: 2 hours eLearning + 5 hours Facilitated Classroom Training (10am - 4pm)

Minimum Class Size: 5 to commence class

Maximum Class Size: 20


  • No prior knowledge in Fintech, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency required.

  • Participants are encouraged to bring at least one of the following: Laptops, Tablets, Smart Phones with chargers.

Course Support:

  • For Online Module, Before & After Module: Email to

  • During Course: Adult Educator(s) are on-site to provide support。

Financial Details

Course Fees

  • Individuals: USD $70 | SGD $100 per pax

  • IBS's Strategic & MOU Partners: 50% discount

  • Non-Profit Organisation/VWC/Government Agencies: 30% discount

  • Small Medium Enterprises: 10% discount

Funding Available

  • NIL

Refund Policy

100% refund of course fees will be processed if:

  • The course is cancelled by organiser

  • Participant withdraw more than 7 days before course date

  • For withdrawal less than 7 days before course date, valid reasons such as a) Medical, b) Last Minute Travel Plans and c) Compassionate Grounds with valid documentations are submitted to

  • Valid documents accepted are medical certificate of self or next-of-kin, travel itinerary or death certificate.

Assessment & Certification


  • There will be a formative assessment for this module.

  • Formative assessment is an ungraded assessment.


Participants will receive an electronically issued Certificate of Attainment (COA) on blockchain via GovTech's OpenCerts upon satisfying 75% of the attendance, attained 70% class participation rate and completed end of course evaluation form.