Blockchain Theory 101
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Blockchain Theory 101

Basic description, applications, and implication of blockchain technology
4.3 (98 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,934 students enrolled
Created by Melanie Swan
Last updated 6/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the basics and potential applications of blockchain technology
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Requirements
  • You should be interested in blockchain technology
Description

Executives, strategists, CTOs, IT professionals, developers and other interested parties will gain an understanding of blockchain technology (including mining, consensus algorithms, smart property, and smart contracts). The current status of blockchain technology, potential applications in Financial Services, Logistics, Healthcare, Energy, and IoT, and next steps regarding its deployment in your organization are discussed.


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn about blockchain technology
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
01:27:19
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Blockchain Introduction and Background
6 Lectures 09:46

Introduction to Blockchain Theory 101

Welcome to Blockchain Theory 101!
00:25

Revolutionary Impact of Blockchain Technology
00:41

Definition of Blockchain Technology
02:46

Smartnetworks: the Larger Context of Blockchain
02:16

Hierarchy is not scalable: Blockchain is necessary
01:55

Long-tail economic and governance systems
01:43
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Technical Aspects of Blockchain Technology
5 Lectures 25:43
Cryptographic Wallets
04:30

Blockchain Global Peer-to-peer Software Network
04:59

Bitcoin Mining: How does it work?
04:49

Bitcoin Scalability
04:17

Blockchain Risks: Technical, Regulatory, Perception
07:08
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Payment Networks
2 Lectures 05:27
ICO: Initial Coin Offerings - Crowdfunding
02:47

Payment networks: Bitcoin vs VISA
02:40
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Blockchain Applications
4 Lectures 24:05
Financial Services, Logistics, Healthcare, Energy, IoT
10:13

Smart Assets and Financial Services: Stock, Bond, Options, Futures, Insurance
02:14

Governance: Legal Document Registries, Titling
06:12

Governance: Voting, Legal Contracts
05:26
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Blockchain Implementation
2 Lectures 07:25
Decoupling Decision-making and Automated Execution
03:39

Smart Contracts: Bitcoin, Ethereum
03:46
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Blockchain Consensus Algorithms
1 Lecture 09:25
Distributed Computing Networks: Byzantine Fault Tolerance; Consensus Algorithms
09:25
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Practical Considerations of Blockchain Technology
1 Lecture 04:57
Getting Started Today: How to obtain Bitcoin
04:57
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End of Course - Congratulations!
1 Lecture 00:31
Thank you for participating in Blockchain Theory 101!
00:31
About the Instructor
Melanie Swan
4.3 Average rating
98 Reviews
1,934 Students
1 Course
Blockchain Theorist, New School University, NYC

Melanie Swan is a Philosopher and Economic Theorist at the New School University in New York NY. She is the author of Blockchain: Blueprint for a New Economy. Her education includes an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in French and Economics from Georgetown University. She is a faculty member at Singularity University.