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Facebook Libra

Joe Holbrook

Facebook’s announcement of the Libra blockchain project has created significant interest from both a media perspective and also from Facebook’s current user base. There is also significant confusion about what Libra is and about Libra’s components, such as the wallet Collabra. The key value underlying Facebook's Libra project is that the transfer of money from person to person is similar to the ease of transfer of information. This session will cover both the potential business aspects of Libra and the currently defined technical aspects of Libra. Discussion will also focus on cryptocurrency basics as compared to the Libra. The Libra wallet and current transaction options will be covered as well. Other concerns, such as privacy and security are also discussed. A demo of the Libra testnet as well as other resources that enable rapid learning of this new and exciting cryptocurrency are also included.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • What Facebook’s Libra coin is and how it benefits their consortium
  • What is the Libra Association and why its membership is critical to understand
  • Structure or the Libra Cryptocurrency and Reserve assets
  • Comparing Libra to Ethereum/Bitcoin and Ripple
  • Libra Wallet Options and transactions
  • Privacy and Security Concerns
  • Comparing Libra to Ethereum/Bitcoin and Ripple
  • World Cryptocurrency as Facebook and Paypal? Where is this going?
  • What is the new programming language Move about?
  • How the Libra Testnet works and how to get started.

This training course is for you because...

  • You need an introduction to Facebook’s Libra coin and its framework, services, capabilities and use cases
  • You are an aspiring blockchain engineer or developer who wants to learn more about Libra and its programming resources
  • You need to understand use cases for Facebook’s Libra Coin for your career
  • Cryptocurrency experience with Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum since comparisons will be referenced.
  • Engineers/developers with knowledge in programming, networking and architecture


  • Basic programming, networking and architecture experience would be helpful for the technical demos
  • Basic understanding of cryptocurrencies for comparison purposes

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About your instructor

  • Joe Holbrook has been in the IT field since 1993 when he was exposed to several HPUX systems onboard a US Navy flagship USS JFK. He has migrated from UNIX networking world to Storage Area Networking(SAN) and then onto Enterprise Cloud/Virtualization and Blockchain Architectures. He has worked for numerous companies like HDS, 3PAR Data, Brocade, Dimension Data, EMC, Northrup Grumman, ViON, Ibasis.net, Chematch.com, SAIC and Siemens Nixdorf. He also has been a contract technical trainer for HPE (3PAR), Hitachi Data Systems, Training Associates, ITPrenuers and Global Knowledge. Joe is also a widely published course author on outlets such as LinkedIn Learning, INE.com, and Pearson Safari

    Currently, Joe is the owner of MyBlockChainExperts and is based out of Jacksonville, FL. He is also a frequent conference speaker and blogger and technical marketer. Joe also accomplished the Google Analytics Individual Qualification(GAIQ) and has provided technical marketing guidance for numerous small businesses. Joe previously owned HPE Property Management for 10 years, which he utilized Google Analytics proficiently to take over the Reston, VA market before selling to a competitor in 2018.

    Joe is also a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP), Certified Blockchain Solutions Architect (CBSA) and Certified Blockchain Developer- Hyperledger Fabric- (CBDH), and avid Blockchain and Cryptocurrency geek. He also holds Industry leading certifications from Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Brocade, Hitachi Data Systems, EMC, VMWare, CompTIA, HP, Cloud Credential Council, Palo Alto Networks and numerous other organizations

    Joe is the author of “Architecting Enterprise Blockchain Solutions” Wiley October 2019


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

Segment 1 Introduction to the Libra Coin (60 minutes)

  • What is the Libra Consortium
  • How Libra compares to other cryptocurrencies
  • Libra Reserves and assets
  • Wallet Options
  • Security and Privacy

Segment 2 Libra Development (60 minutes)

  • Understanding the Development options with Move the new Libra development language
  • How to get started on Libra Testnet with Demo and Tips and Resources to get started