Blockchain Theory 101

Basic description, applications, and implication of blockchain technology
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Understand the basics and potential applications of blockchain technology


  • You should be interested in blockchain technology


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 sections22 lectures1h 27m total length
  • Welcome to Blockchain Theory 101!
  • Revolutionary Impact of Blockchain Technology
  • Definition of Blockchain Technology
  • Smartnetworks: the Larger Context of Blockchain
  • Hierarchy is not scalable: Blockchain is necessary
  • Long-tail economic and governance systems


Blockchain Theorist, New School University, NYC
Melanie Swan
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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.