Blockchain: Foundations and Use Cases

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This course is the definitive introduction to blockchain for both the developer and non-developer audience. Beyond the technology this course will introduce you to some of the philosophy behind decentralization and why there is so much excitement around it.

During the first three modules you'll be introduced to blockchain and the technology behind it. In module four we'll go beyond bitcoin and delve deeper into a next-generation blockchain called Ethereum to introduce you to what modern blockchains can do. The use cases featured in the final module are drawn from among the businesses in ConsenSys' startup portfolio. We believe we're uniquely positioned to present you with a valuable behind-the-scenes look at the people and companies working in this space to help give you a better understanding of the business side of blockchain.

Together we'll examine businesses use cases hear from industry leaders and give you the opportunity to develop and analyze a use case yourself. With this course not only will you be the one who is able to explain blockchain to your colleagues you'll be well on your way to making educated business decisions with your new foundational understanding of the technology.

WEEK 1
2 hours to complete
Module 1: Blockchain Foundations
In this module we will cover the following topics: 1. Why are People Excited About Blockchain? 2.The Brief Brief History of Blockchain 3.The Move to Decentralization 4. Ledgers Distributed Ledgers and Consensus 5. What is Blockchain? The reading materials will help you to expand your knowledge of the materials presented in this module. There is an assessment at the end of this module. You need to achieve 80% or higher to pass and receive the Course Certificate.
9 videos (Total 20 min) 5 readings 1 quiz

WEEK 2
2 hours to complete
Module 2: The Technical Side
In this module we will cover the following topics: Cryptography Hash Functions Public Key Cryptography and Signing Blocks and Blockchain the Chain Nodes and Network. The reading materials will help you to expand your knowledge of the materials presented in this module. There is an assessment at the end of this module. You need to achieve 80% or higher to pass and receive the Course Certificate.
7 videos (Total 25 min) 4 readings 1 quiz

WEEK 3
2 hours to complete
Module 3: Blockchain in Use
Welcome to the Blockchain in Use module. In this module we will cover the following topics: Introduction Trust Framework and Consensus Mechanisms Public Consortium Private Blockchains Blockchain Interoperability When to Use a Blockchain (Limitations and Misconceptions) Implications of Blockchain on Traditional Business. The reading materials will help you to expand your knowledge of the materials presented in this module. There is an assessment at the end of this module. You need to achieve 80% or higher to pass and receive the Course Certificate.
6 videos (Total 27 min) 5 readings 1 quiz

WEEK 4
2 hours to complete
Module 4: Further Topics
In this module we will cover the following topics: Introduction Bitcoin and Ethereum Ethereum Smart Contracts Cryptocurrency Tokens Wallets and the Marketplaces and Implications on Traditional Businesses. The reading materials will help you to expand your knowledge of the materials presented in this module. There is an assessment at the end of this module. You need to achieve 80% or higher to pass and receive the Course Certificate.
9 videos (Total 38 min) 4 readings 1 quiz


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Cung cấp bởi: Coursera /  ConsenSys Academy

Thời lượng: 11 hours
Ngôn ngữ giảng dạy: Tiếng Anh
Chi phí: Miễn phí / 0
Đối tượng: Beginner

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