Course curriculum

  • 1

    MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO BLOCKCHAIN

    • THE BITCOIN REVOLUTION?

    • A BIT ABOUT CONSENSYS AND THIS COURSE

    • A PAPER BLOCKCHAIN

    • WHY BLOCKCHAIN IS EXCITING

    • A BRIEF HISTORY OF BLOCKCHAIN

    • MODULE 1: READING MATERIALS

  • 2

    MODULE 2: FOUNDATIONAL BLOCKCHAIN CONCEPTS

    • INTRODUCTION

    • DECENTRALIZATION

    • LEDGERS & DISTRIBUTED LEDGERS

    • UNDERSTANDING CONSENSUS

    • PUBLIC KEY CRYPTOGRAPHY

    • MODULE 2: READING MATERIALS

  • 3

    MODULE 3: CRYPTOCURRENCY

    • INTRODUCTION

    • TOKENS

    • WALLETS

    • EXCHANGES

    • TRANSACTIONS

    • MODULE 3: READING MATERIALS

  • 4

    MODULE 4: TECHNICAL FOUNDATIONS

    • INTRODUCTION

    • DIGITAL SIGNING

    • HASH FUNCTIONS

    • WHAT IS A BLOCK?

    • THE CHAIN OF BLOCKS

    • NODES AND NETWORKS

    • MODULE 4: READING MATERIALS

  • 5

    MODULE 5: DIFFERENT KINDS OF BLOCKCHAINS

    • INTRODUCTION

    • TRUST FRAMEWORKS AND CONSENSUS MECHANISMS

    • PUBLIC, PRIVATE, & CONSORTIUM BLOCKCHAINS AND INTEROPERABILITY

    • WHEN TO USE A BLOCKCHAIN

    • IMPLICATIONS OF BLOCKCHAIN ON TRADITIONAL BUSINESS

    • MODULE 5: READING MATERIALS

    • MODULE 5: SUPPLEMENTAL READING

  • 6

    MODULE 6: ADVANCED TOPICS

    • INTRODUCTION

    • BITCOIN AND ETHEREUM

    • SMART CONTRACTS AND THE EVM

    • DECENTRALIZED APPS

    • BLOCKCHAIN PLATFORMS AND EXTENSIONS

    • BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTION ARCHITECTURE

    • MODULE 6: READING MATERIALS

    • MODULE 6: SUPPLEMENTAL READING MATERIALS

  • 7

    MODULE 7: USE CASES

    • SELF SOVEREIGN IDENTITY

    • OWNERSHIP AND GOVERNANCE VIA TOKENIZATION

    • SUPPLY CHAIN AND ASSET TRACKING

    • ROYALTIES IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY

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Blockchain Essentials 2021 is our latest, definitive introduction to blockchain for anyone who wants to learn more about the technology. In this course, we go beyond Bitcoin and look at the future of blockchain, cryptocurrency, tokens, and new, modern, and next-generation blockchain implementations like Ethereum— a blockchain that many observers believe has the promise to revolutionize business and usher in a new age of the internet, with its “world computer”.
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