This week we held our first blockchain workshop at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Bristol, delivering to some of the South West and Wales’ most exciting fast-growth companies that make up its recently launched scale-up programme – Scale South West.

We went back to basics, first looking at the history of blockchain technology, currencies, alternative currencies and ledgers. Later on the workshop moved to how blockchain works, the pros and cons and some use cases and real-life examples of blockchain. Throughout the workshop we played with dice, tally sticks, old ledgers to showcase how blockchain and distributed ledger technology works. During the two-hour workshop we had multiple debates and discussions and ended with an insightful question and answer session.

Blockchain tech and the wider picture…

Check out our summary of the workshop illustrated in pictures below.


Tangible takeaways

Commenting on the workshop, Sofia Deambrosi PwC’s South West programme-lead tells us: “I came into this knowing little about Blockchain and I now understand quite a lot more. I particularly enjoyed the use of unusual props like the tally stick, which helped to make the idea of blockchain more tangible. Plus, I really enjoyed the discussion at the end which had all the attendees getting involved. Thank you!”

Thank you!

We would like to say a huge thank to all who attended the workshop, and to Sofia and PwC, for having us deliver the workshop to the wonderful scale-ups on their Scale South West programme.

You can find the full slides from our workshop at

If you want to chat more about delivering a blockchain workshop or want us to come into your organisation, get in touch with Simpleweb today.

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