Blockchain Theory 101

Basic description, applications, and implication of blockchain technology
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (2,842 ratings)
33,266 students
Blockchain Theory 101
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (2,842 ratings)
33,268 students
Understand the basics and potential applications of blockchain technology

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 this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn about blockchain technology
Course content
8 sections • 22 lectures • 1h 27m total length
  • 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
  • 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
  • ICO: Initial Coin Offerings - Crowdfunding
    02:47
  • Payment networks: Bitcoin vs VISA
    02:40
  • 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
  • Decoupling Decision-making and Automated Execution
    03:39
  • Smart Contracts: Bitcoin, Ethereum
    03:46
  • Distributed Computing Networks: Byzantine Fault Tolerance; Consensus Algorithms
    09:25
  • Getting Started Today: How to obtain Bitcoin
    04:57
  • Thank you for participating in Blockchain Theory 101!
    00:31

Instructor
Blockchain Theorist, New School University, NYC
Melanie Swan
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 3,284 Reviews
  • 45,481 Students
  • 2 Courses

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.