Berkeley Blockchain Academy Brazil

Berkeley Blockchain Academy Brazil is a three-day executive and certificate academy in São Paulo, Brazil, consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.


(Applications close on October 5, 2018)

Berkeley Blockchain Academy Brazil is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey of how blockchain is being used by businesses, startups, and governments, and a precise framework for analyzing blockchain use cases. Attendees will also learn about the state-of-the-art enterprise blockchain platforms, present-day challenges, and leading areas of research.


(Applications close on October 5, 2018)

Presented by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business

Program Details


The three-day program will be held from Thursday, October 18, 2018 through Saturday, October 20, 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil.

Who should apply

Business leaders, managers, attorneys, and executives who want to learn how blockchain technology can be applied to optimize and enable functions in their businesses today. No prior experience with blockchain is required!


The program fee is $6,000 per person ($5,000 for UC Berkeley alumni) and covers all tuition, course materials, and meals during the event. Travel and accommodation are not included.


We accept qualified candidates on a rolling basis and space is limited, so we encourage you to apply early.


Program Objectives

Berkeley Blockchain Academy Brazil aims to provide the most pragmatic, comprehensive, and actionable introduction to blockchain technology and its business applications. The program is suitable for executives interested in learning how blockchain might benefit their company, for builders ready to hit the ground running with a blockchain application, for innovators looking to see how blockchain can be applied to real world problems, for attorneys working in the technology space, or for enthusiasts simply looking for a unique introduction and perspective on the industry.

“The Blockchain Unlocked instructors are clearly subject matter experts and the sessions were very substantive. I loved  the focus on business applications instead of just technical details.”
— Katie Jo Keeling, November 2017 Blockchain Unlocked Participant

What to Expect

Over three days, academy participants will immerse in blockchain and distributed ledger technology and uncover its capabilities for their industries and businesses. Modules include:

  • The History of Money – Paving the Way for Bitcoin and Blockchain | Explore the development of Bitcoin and blockchain through a deep dive into the history of finance, money, banking, and decentralized platforms.
  • Introduction to Bitcoin and Blockchain | This module will provide participants with an introduction to the technical infrastructure underlying blockchain, Bitcoin, distributed ledgers, and other cryptocurrencies.
  • Introduction to ICOs and Token Sales | An interactive workshop that examines the economics, infrastructure, and laws surrounding initial coin offerings and token sales.
  • Payments, Supply Chains, and Blockchain | These modules will take a deep-dive into two of blockchain’s most important use cases, payments and supply chains.
  • Blockchain Regulation | As a new, widely-hyped technology, regulators around the world are looking closely at blockchain and its current and future applications. This module will provide participants with a survey of current and prospective regulations affecting the technology.
  • Blockchain in Brazil | Join local experts as they discuss applications of, and potential for, blockchain technologies in Brazil and South America.
  • Use Case Workshop | Participants will work in teams to assess and develop industry applications for blockchain.


(Applications close on October 5, 2018)