There is a lot more to Blockchain than cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Blockchain introduces new principles that can revolutionize entire industries, like electricity and the computer did back in the days.
Blockchain brings new tools that, when applied correctly, allow to revisit large- and small-scale problems and introduce solutions that can guarantee security or anonymity at a pace unseen until now. Forget the hype about Bitcoin trading, the real value in Blockchain is in the real-world applications of its principles.
This course teaches the fundamentals of Blockchain. We introduce all the technical concepts that you need to understand before you can start your journey of revolutionizing your industry.
This introductory course was designed for technical staff, but it is also very suitable for executives and managers who want to start thinking big about Blockchain.
Learning outcomes for participants
- Understand all the basic concepts that make Blockchain an innovative solution to many problems
- Understand how they all fit together
- Know how cryptocurrency exchanges work
- Get a glimpse at real-world applications of Blockchain concepts
This course is taught by Leigh Williams, a technologist with a passion for Blockchain and its real-world applications. Leigh has been a solutions architect in several banks in South Africa, and has worked on several projects involving Blockchain.
This introductory course was designed for technical staff, their managers and executives who want to start thinking big about Blockchain.
The course contains nearly 2 hours of video material, delivered in bite sizes and split into chapters. The full break-down is provided below. With the addition of the chapter quizzes, the course is usually completed in 2 to 3 hours.
Start02-02. Peer to Peer
Start02-04. Mining and Consensus (Brief overview)
StartMid-chapter 2 Quiz
Start02-06. Mining (A deep dive)
Start02-07. Proof of Work
Start02-09. Block height and more on Wallets
Start02-10. Proof of Work vs Proof of Stake
StartChapter 2 Sources
StartChapter 2 Quiz