Blockchain Foundations


Learning Unit Code: CBCC-BF

Technical Competency Standard (TSC):

Technology Application (Level 3) - FSE-TEM-3025-1.1 (Level 3)

Credit Value: 2

Learning Mode: E-Learning (Self-Directed Learning)

Pre-requisite : CBC-FBP Fintech & Blockchain Primer


Finding yourself hearing different blockchain lingo or trying to figure what is inside a ledger, a blockchain or even a block?

Following CBC-FBP, Blockchain Foundations is a higher level learning unit that will deep dive into the Taxonomy, Ontology and Reference Architecture of the Blockchain so that blockchain can be integrated into business operations to optimize efficiency and effectiveness of processes.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this Learning Unit, 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


Blockchain Reference Architecture

(Asynchronous eLearning)

Topic 1 - Blockchain Taxonomy

  • Introduction to Taxonomy

  • Taxonomy of Concepts & Terms

  • Ledger Design

  • System Permissions

  • Incentive/Reward Model

  • Smart Contract & Oracle

  • Examples of Taxonomy Classification

Topic 2 - Blockchain Ontology

Topic 3 - Reference Architecture

  • Blockchain Reference Architecture

  • Node Reference Architecture

  • Nodes Distribution

  • Introduction to Whitepaper

  • 8 Principles of Satoshi

  • Blockchain Improvement Proposals (BIPs)

  • Blockchain Token Standards

  • Blockchain Fork / Forking

e-Assessment (1 hour)

Administrative Details


  • Asynchronous eLearning (1 week - recommended 3 learning hours per week)


  • There will be an e-Assessment for this learning unit.

  • The Assessment Method for e-assessment is Writing Assignment.