Learn the Difference Between Private and Open Blockchains at BTC2019

Open blockchains are revolutionizing multiple industries as our variety of teachers for BTC2019 will demonstrate in August. Bitcoin was just the beginning of proving the concept of blockchains but now we’re seeing major tech players joining this emerging industry.


Recently, Facebook made their official entrance into the cryptocurrency space by announcing the launch of Libra, their version of a global currency, in 2020. The social media giant’s cryptocurrency is huge news for anyone involved in the blockchain industry and the broader financial and tech industries. Those who have been around the crypto community awhile (including ones you’ll see at our conference) have been predicting larger tech companies’ foray into the blockchain industry for years.

Facebook has been plagued by privacy breaches and mismanagement of sensitive user data in the past so it remains to be seen how well they’ll be able to manage their own blockchain network. The description of Libra has the network utilizing an open blockchain which should allow for a greater degree of transparency than closed blockchains promoted by others. Closed, also known as permissioned, blockchains are sometimes more scalable than their open/public counterparts but are subject to more centralized control. Both closed and open blockchains have different intricacies based on their usage and the preferences of their creators–it’s vital to know the differences if operating in the industry at any level.

Our team sees the value in open, permissionless blockchains and believe they are going to be utilized by more and more companies and industries in the future. You don’t want to be in the dark during this exciting time in history where you’ll be seeing terms like “open blockchains” “permissioned ledgers” and “decentralization” more and more in the news. Be on the cutting edge of a space that tech behemoths like Facebook and others are fascinated with; learn the terms and traits of various blockchains by registering for BTC2019 today.

Meet BTC2019 Teacher Hannah Rosenberg


We’re excited to spotlight some of our BTC2019 teachers this year, and today, we’d like to introduce you to Hannah Rosenberg. Hannah will be teaching “Bitcoin & Lightning for Commerce.” Check out our chat with Hannah to learn more:

How did you get involved in your subject area & why are you passionate about teaching it?

I studied economics in university and became very interested in monetary theory. I’m also a big tech nerd who spent years as a web developer doing a lot of e-commerce work. I love to hangout anywhere that markets and technology collide. Both of these are incredibly empowering. I’d love to see the world using better money and better technology that enables better markets.

Why do you think certifications and standards are important in the blockchain industry today?

In such a new industry, especially one focused on money, there is a lot of misinformation out there, and a frightening amount of pretend “experts.” Certifications from a well-respected organization helps to sort through this maze. It helps learners gain confidence in their knowledge. And obtaining a certification helps instill confidence in your knowledge to employers, colleagues, and clients.

Why have you decided to teach a session at #BTC2019?

7 years ago I realized the potential of this technology and I’ve been “teaching” it to anyone who I could get to listen ever since. When the opportunity arrives to teach what you love on a professional level, you take it!

We’re looking forward to attending Hannah’s master class at BTC2019! Make sure to join us by getting your tickets here.

Beyond Tech: Grow Your Tribe at BTC2019


We’ve talked a lot about the unparalleled educational value you’re getting as an attendee of Blockchain Training Conference 2019. Our team is dedicated to bringing you the highest standards in the blockchain industry, but we’re also comprised of community veterans who understand that some experiences can’t be quantified.

While you’ll be gaining exclusive access to career enhancing curriculum at BTC2019, you’ll also be meeting people from around the world who will be lifelong friends. In fact, that’s how many of us on the BTC2019 team met.

We all came from a variety of backgrounds outside the crypto community and were unified by our passion for decentralized technology. Some of us built standard-setting organizations to increase professionalism in the space, some quit their corporate jobs to travel the world full time to share the power of blockchain technology, and others have found ways to incorporate this groundbreaking technology into their existing specialties. Blockchain technology has brought us together through a shared interest and our diverse perspectives have helped us grow not only in professional ways, but personal ways as well. It all started by attending events like the very one we’re organizing and that’s what we want to bring to you.

The enthusiasm for blockchain technology is infectious and global. Meetups are held around the world bringing new people into the fold daily, and we’ve been lucky enough to find kindred spirits in all parts of the globe. The allure of decentralization isn’t just financial; it’s liberatory on a social level. Blockchain technology and blockchain enthusiasts transcend borders naturally. Something we all have in common is our skepticism of the status quo as being the only way to transact, organize data or simply exist in this fast changing world. The folks attending BTC2019 look at solutions a little differently, and within the diverse blockchain space, you can find your people.

Untether yourself from outdated systems by joining the mavericks building the future of decentralized tech. Come find your international tribe at BTC2019. Learn.Apply.Grow.

Why Personal Growth Through Certification Is Important

Continuing your career competency through personal development can set you up for much more than just a great job.


Albert Einstein once said, “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” So what have you done lately to continue your journey of lifelong learning? Maybe you’re currently taking a course in something that you’re passionate about, reading a book to help you continue mastering a craft, or maybe you’ve found yourself watching endless YouTube videos about technology new to your field. Building an educational foundation is important in any career, but becoming a certified professional as part of your personal development can offer you so much more than just a great job. Here are three reasons to earn your blockchain certification with C4 as part of your own personal development at Blockchain Training Conference this August:

Personal development helps you set goals and expectations for yourself.
Let’s be honest- it’s important to set both personal and professional goals in life. Balance is key! The great thing about earning your blockchain certification is that you can fulfill both of these goals at once. Been telling yourself you want to master something new as a personal goal? Our curriculum at Blockchain Training Conference will help you do just that! Have you also considered upping your technological competency in your particular field? Blockchain certification will show any employer that you’re keeping up with the most cutting-edge technological advancements!

Personal development helps you build your professional brand & expand your network.
In the current world of social media, having a personal brand has become necessary to stand out in a professional crowd. Earning your blockchain certification can not only help you do just that, it also adds a stamp of credibility to your brand. You wanted to master something new and you did! Now you also have the certification to prove it. Beyond adding trustworthiness to your personal brand, blockchain certification through C4 can also help you expand your professional network. You’ll meet others accomplishing their own personal and professional goals at Blockchain Training Conference 2019, and you’ll be an official part of the C4 network after earning your CBP with us. The relationships you build with other industry professionals at BTC2019 can lead to lifelong friendships or even help launch you into your dream career.

Personal development can give you the confidence you need to start an entirely new career.
Not happy with your current role or even your current career? Wanting to make a switch to a different position or start over entirely? Today, that doesn’t require going back to school for a whole new degree. You can start getting the experience and credibility you need to jumpstart a brand new career with professional blockchain certification. There are new roles opening in the blockchain industry across fields including software development, information technology, marketing, supply chain management, law, accounting, business and more. If you’ve been looking for an excuse to start a new role or career, earning your CBP with C4 can help you do it!

C4 is a big proponent of lifelong learning, so continue your professional development journey by joining us in Denver this August 28-30 at Blockchain Training Conference. Not only will you be eligible to earn your CBP on-site or online with your ticket purchase, you can also expect to attend curated and exclusive networking events to meet other professionals. If you’re already an experienced blockchain professional, you may want to consider attending the BTC2019 workshop for CryptoCurrency Security Standard Auditors, which you can learn more about here.

Meet BTC2019 Teacher Stephanie Murphy, PhD

C4 is proud to hosting Blockchain Training Conference 2019 in Denver this August 28-30. BTC is different than your average crypto conference because instead of speakers, we have teachers. This is not a conference where you’ll hear pitches on ICOs from questionable companies. Sponsors don’t get stage time simply because they’re helping pay for the event. Every course session is designed with two or more learning objectives, and every teacher cares that you learn something useful from their session. With almost 16 hours of educational content, it’s like you’re getting an entire college course, condensed into just three days. On top of all of this, you also have the chance to earn your Certified Bitcoin Professional designation onsite or online as part of your ticket purchase to BTC2019.


We’re excited to spotlight some of our BTC2019 teachers this year, and today, we’d like to introduce you to Stephanie Murphy, PhD. Stephanie will be teaching “Crypto for Creatives,” a course on how creative professionals, freelancers, digital nomads, and small business entrepreneurs can earn cryptocurrency and incorporate it into their small businesses. Check out our chat with Stephanie to learn more:

How did you get involved in your subject area & why are you passionate about teaching it?

In 2013, I made a career change from being a biomedical scientist to becoming a voice actor who specializes in medical and scientific content. I was also excited about bitcoin at the time, and from the beginning of when I started my voice acting business, I was brainstorming ways to incorporate and earn bitcoin in my business. I received my first bitcoin ever as a donation to my podcast, and that got me really excited! I began thinking of more ways to earn it, and over the years I’ve amassed a lot of practical ways to incorporate cryptocurrency into any kind of small business that I want to share with the conference attendees. There are also great reasons to acquire crypto by earning it- although this way of obtaining crypto is often overlooked.

Why do you think certifications and standards are important in the blockchain industry today?

In a new industry full of confusing jargon and rapid growth within the space, it’s hard to know who to trust- or who is even giving correct information! Professional standards are helpful to at least show that someone knows the basics and cares about building a reputation.

Why have you decided to teach a session at #BTC2019?

I’m excited to meet other small business entrepreneurs and share with them how they can grow their business and stay on top of future trends by incorporating cryptocurrency. We all benefit by sharing knowledge and not having to figure things out the hard way!

We’re looking forward to attending Stephanie’s master class at BTC2019! Make sure to join us by getting your tickets here.