The B4B of Lugano Living Lab: from theory to practice, up to the future

Balance sheet of the Blockchain for Business computer literacy masterclass commissioned by the Municipality of the city on the banks of the Ceresio

B4B: the ogotype of the masterclass of
The logo of the "Blockchain for Business" masterclass of Lugano Living Lab L*3

After reporting its debut, let's continue with the commentary on the masterclasses of Blockchain for B4B Business, computer literacy program set up by Lugano Living Lab L*3, the department of the municipality of Ceresio for the dissemination of digital awareness.
A repetition is in order: the activities in cryptocurrency are but a fraction of the larger universe of the potentialities of Blockchain, and it is precisely on the latter that the course has focused.
It must be said that the sequence of training modules was organized not in an academic way, but in a functional way, archiving the usual vertical transmission of skills, which are specifically artificial.
This approach led the students first of all to understand that in the field Blockchain it is not the notion that makes the difference, but the individual's ability to master its application, mediate its use and coexistence with the still current social models, but of which the experiences of the last three years had already predisposed us to change.

Blockchain for Business: when the digital world presents itself

B4B: "Mechanisms of consensus" was the title of Giacomo Zucco's speech on Friday 21 April 2023 in the first session of the Blockchain for Business B4B course organized by the Living Lab L*3 in Lugano
"Consensus mechanisms" was the title of Giacomo Zucco's speech on Friday 21 April 2023 in the first session of the Blockchain for Business B4B course organized by the Living Lab L*3 in Lugano

Once again the user is also the protagonist of his own initiatives and interests

The B4B training program also reminded the participants that Blockchain and digitization make each user the protagonist of their own initiatives and interests, as we are already used to with the use of mobile devices.
There is no need to be surprised: the goal that helped us overcome the difficult moments of the pandemic was precisely the "new world" that we would experience after the emergency, the awareness that "after" the time would come for change and therefore already during the lockdown we had learned to wait, while ignoring its appearance, potential, and application skills.
B4B therefore represents that "tomorrow" that was now inevitable to arrive, and the IT declinations, starting from Blockchain, the innovations we have prepared for.
This is the basis of the further, unprecedented parallel convergence which now leads public administration and public opinion to follow the same path and, respectively, become aware of a phenomenon such as Blockchain which, if neglected in its essential elements, from innovative is to be avoided translates into exclusive and due to the competence of a few, or divisive due to the incompetence of the many, especially when the individual has not been able to adapt to those new socio-economic paradigms that rapidly they are coming to develop, as a consequence of the inevitable laws of the market that innovations do not impose, but first create and then progressively make indispensable.
Want an example? It is the experience experienced today by those who, due to lack of skills or prejudice, find themselves unable to use the technology and applications of smartphones, modern mobile phone devices.

Blockchain: awareness, trust and selection to handle it

B4B: "What is Blockchain, and what is a distributed P2P network" was the title of Amos Brocco's speech on Friday 21 April 2023 in the first session of the Blockchain for Business B4B course organized by the Living Lab L*3 in Lugano
"What is Blockchain, and what is a distributed P2P network" was the title of Amos Brocco's speech on Friday 21 April 2023 in the first session of the Blockchain for Business B4B course organized by the Living Lab L*3 in Lugano

Segment examination of notions and capabilities of distributed ledger technologies

Let us now focus on B4B: after the introductory workshops, we said, we follow the progression of the skills developed in the further information modules, remembering that the goal was not to train a new generation of academics, or commercial, legal, financial or tax experts, but segment the examination of specific notions and features to the Blockchain.
This, for example, is the goal of the session hosted by Universita della Svizzera Italiana (USI), "The evolution of money: from cash to digital assets", where the speakers Roberto Gorini, Edoardo Beretta, Paolo Ardoino and Gianni Cattaneo illustrated the evolution of traditional money from physical to digital, the operation of the latter in current system centered on central banks and national governments, the particularities surrounding cryptocurrency transactions, and the Swiss regulatory basis governing the issuance, circulation and regulatory implications associated with stablecoins and NFT, i.e. currencies parallel to national currencies and computerized representations of legal rights.
Already at this level of examination it was clarified that the activities Blockchain, conceptually similar to consolidated practices, rather than replacing them, they develop them with specific methods and responsibilities.

This is how Lugano put its digital future in… the bank

B4B: "Blockchain analysis & cybersecurity" was the title of Riccardo Masutti's speech on Friday 21 April 2023 in the first session of the Blockchain for Business B4B course organized by the Living Lab L*3 in Lugano
“Blockchain analysis & cybersecurity” was the title of Riccardo Masutti's speech on Friday 21 April 2023 in the first session of the Blockchain for Business B4B course organized by the Living Lab L*3 in Lugano

From USI to the City Council hall through Franklin University to conclude

The topic was also commented on in the following module, held at Franklin University Switzerland (FUS), "Crypto economy: how to make ends meet without stumbling", where the speakers Gabriele Varrasi, Giordano Macchi and Claudio Cereghetti, with the addition of Gianni Cattaneo, recalled that data protection, notary practice, banking, tax and accounting, albeit innovated by the procedures Blockchain, however they impose the same vigilance on basic responsibilities, which are and remain so even when used in an artificial way.
But it is in the final module, before the presentation of the students of specific projects in a plenary session hosted by the Sala del Consiglio Comunale of Lugano, that Emanuele Guzzoni presented the conclusions of a report by Deloitte, one of the best known multinationals active worldwide in the field of strategic consulting.
The topic of this workshop was “Blockchain for Business; find out how to make the most of the potential and opportunities of this innovative technology”.
As happened in the past for every innovation, also in terms of practical applications of Blockchain the professional today must not only deal with new applications but also understand the limits of use, current or soon to be resolved.

Central Bank Digital Currencies: the "European" test succeeds

B4B: "Architecture and components of the Blockchain ecosystem" was the title of Luca Ambrosini's speech on Friday 21 April 2023 in the first session of the Blockchain for Business B4B course organized by the Living Lab L*3 in Lugano
"Architecture and components of the Blockchain ecosystem" was the title of Luca Ambrosini's speech on Friday 21 April 2023 in the first session of the Blockchain for Business B4B course organized by the Living Lab L*3 in Lugano

The artificial currencies of national banks, the Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) are coming

Furthermore, and more generally, the functions of Blockchain they present themselves as an all-encompassing experience equal to the existing reality that they flank, and therefore, especially in entrepreneurial field make operators responsible for mediating their integration.
This will be remembered by the predicted arrival of the artificial currencies issued by Central Banks, the Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC), a logical and functional evolution of digital finance hitherto known as free and decentralized.
It will be at that moment, near to come, that today's professional and economic activities will translate into "empowerment", awareness and increased revision of social models and, by decentralizing them, they will then also translate into "empowerment" of the dialogue among all stakeholders, public and private, everywhere and at any level.
This is the new decentralized globalization of knowledge, whose B4B training program in the Swiss-Italian-speaking region south of the Alps has finally helped to anticipate the onset of its future protagonists.

Thus Lugano has evolved into the most dynamic Swiss digital hotspot

The “Blockchain for Business” initiative of the Lugano Living Lab L*3 – the intervention of Gabriele Varrasi

The “Blockchain for Business” initiative of the Lugano Living Lab L*3 – the intervention of Edoardo Beretta

The “Blockchain for Business” initiative of the Lugano Living Lab L*3 – the intervention of Roberto Gorini

The “Blockchain for Business” initiative of the Lugano Living Lab L*3 – the second speech by Luca Ambrosini

The “Blockchain for Business” initiative of the Lugano Living Lab L*3 – the first speech by Luca Ambrosini

The “Blockchain for Business” initiative of the Lugano Living Lab L*3 – the intervention of Paolo Ardoino

The “Blockchain for Business” initiative of the Lugano Living Lab L*3 – the intervention of Simone Manneschi

The “Blockchain for Business” initiative of the Lugano Living Lab L*3 – the intervention of Giacomo Zucco

The “Blockchain for Business” initiative of the Lugano Living Lab L*3 – speech by Riccardo Masutti

B4B: the first of the four sessions of the Blockchain for Business B21B course organized by Lugano Living Lab L*2023, the department that promotes the literacy of digital activities in the municipality on the shores of Ceresio, began on Friday 4 April 3
On Friday 21 April 2023, the first of the four sessions of the Blockchain for Business B4B course started, organized by Lugano Living Lab L*3, the department that promotes the literacy of digital activities in the municipality on the shores of Ceresio (Photo: Lugano Living Lab L* 3)