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Gain a Fundamental Understanding of Blockchain

Before Blockchain
  • The World Wide Web
  • Laying the groundwork

  • Satoshi Nakamoto & Bitcoin
  • What are cryptocurrencies
  • Centralised, decentralised & hybrid cryptocurrencies
  • The advantages & disadvantages of cryptocurrencies
  • Double spending
  • Coins vs Tokens
  • Wallets
  • Exchanges

Cryptocurrency ICOs
  • ICO
  • An example of an ICO
  • ICO due diligence

  • Cryptography key terminology
  • Encryption
  • Encryption: Hashing
  • Encryption: Hashing verification
  • Encryption: Symmetric
  • Encryption: Asymmetric
  • An introduction to networks
  • Client-server / centralised networks
  • P2P / decentralised networks

  • Tiers of blockchain technology
  • Blockchain: Key terminology
  • What is Blockchain
  • Blockchain blocks: A set of records
  • Blockchain blocks: A Hash of the block
  • Blockchain blocks: A hash of the previous block

Blockchain Security
  • Blockchain security
  • Consensus algorithms
  • Proof-of-work
  • Proof-of-stake

Types of Blockchains
  • Types of blockchain
  • Public blockchains
  • Private blockchains
  • Consortium blockchains

Smart Contracts & Dapps
  • Smart contracts
  • Smart contracts: Example
  • Solidity
Blockchain - Major Contributors
  • Pioneers in Blockchain
  • Ethereum
  • Hyperledger

Blockchain Ecosystem & Use-cases
  • Blockchain ecosystem
  • Blockchain ecosystem: Currencies
  • Blockchain ecosystem: Fintechs
  • Blockchain in healthcare
  • 5 real world blockchain use-cases

Blockchain Applicability
  • Determining when to use blockchain

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