NEW Blockchain Masterclass

The Jean-Baptiste Say Institute is proud to announce the launching of its Blockchain Masterclass. It is the result of combined efforts with, a blockchain consultancy and venture studio offering numerous solutions to businesses across multiple industries.

Based on the Berlin Campus of ESCP Europe, the 3-day seminar covers all topics in the ecosystem of blockchain technologies. Taught by industry experts, the programme is designed to be suitable for managers, entrepreneurs or early enthusiasts.

DAY 1: 26 April 2018
DAY 2: 27 April 2018
DAY 3: 28 April 2018
09:30 – 10:45 Decentralized Capitalism: Disintermediation and the Blockchain Bottleneck: The Digital Physical Divide Designing a Corporate Use Case from A to Z
Speaker: Dr. Mervyn G. Maistry Speaker: Carsten Stoecker Speaker: Dr. Mervyn G. Maistry
10:45 – 11:15 BREAK BREAK BREAK
11:15 – 12:30 Blockchain and the Invention of Bitcoin Provenance and Supply Chain Use Case: Contract Management and the Blockchain
Speakers: Brian Fabian Crain Speaker: Scott Mason
12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
13:30 – 15:30 Public vs. Private Blockchain;  Scalability Problems in Public vs. Private Settings; IOTA and their Scalability Claims for Machine2Machine Economy Use Cases: Mobility + ICOs, Cryptocurrencies, Regulation & Tax Feedback Session + Future Initiatives + Networking
Speakers: Galen Evans, Luis Schliesske, Hilmar Orth
Speakers: Jürgen Stürm, Dr. Anne Schaefer, Hilmar Orth
Speakers: Dr. Mervyn G. Maistry, Hilmar Orth, Galen Evans
15:30 – 16:00 BREAK BREAK
16:00 – 17:30 Smart Contract + Exercise: Blockchain Fits for Corporate Setting and your Corporate Use Case Universal Sharing Network + Exercise: Design your own Corporate Use Case
Speakers: Hilmar Orth, Luis Schliesske, Galen Evans Speakers: Christoph Jentzsch, Dr. Mervyn G. Maistry, Hilmar Orth, Luis Schliesske, Galen Evans

Times and order of sessions are subject to change.

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Along the seminar, participants will initially get familiar with distributed ledger technologies, namely their purpose, their potential to business, but also their possible challenges. Moreover, it will provide focused classes on topics ranging from cryptoeconomics to decentralized autonomous organizations, and in-depth exploration of specific use cases. As such, during the Masterclass participants will:


  • the technology underpinning blockchain
  • how blockchain is enabling new forms of organisation (through decentralised applications, smart contracts…)
  • the structure of blockchain


  • the scope of the blockchain industry
  • blockchain trends
  • market disruptions caused by the impact of blockchain
  • how blockchain is powering new payment rail, land title registries …
  • key strategic challenges and opportunities in these areas
  • the future of blockchain as you identify emerging trends in the industry, and the directions of growth across industries


  • how blockchain is fundamentally changing ways of doing business, and the impact this has on industries, consumers and society
  • how to build dynamic capabilities for innovation, and recommend growth paths to help you and your group scale your blockchain business strategy

Develop & Analyse

  • your understanding of the Oxford Blockchain Strategy framework
  • your own blockchain business strategy
  • your own idea for a blockchain use case (working individually)

Participation Fee

  • Full: 2.900 €
  • Early bird: 2.500 € (10 first registrations)
  • Alumni discount: 2.175 € (5 first registrations)


Get in touch and register here!