This course demystifies the world of cryptocurrency and specifically Ethereum by taking us through the basics giving us a grounded foundation for it's understanding.
There are many approaches to learning about crypto currency for those new to the technology. The approach used here is to simplify the process by focusing on the basics only as to not overwhelm the students.
The goal of this course is to give students the confidence needed to go on to either self manage further research and keeping up with the news about ethereum, or be able to move to an advanced topic.
The course assumes no prior knowledge to the field and builds on the basics step by step.
** Course is fully captioned in English to help reinforce the ideas presented (simply turn on the captions in the video controls)
The basic technology that cryptocurrencies are built on is called blockchain.
In this unit we talk about what the blockchain technology is.
Bitcoin is the digital currency based on the blockchain idea that launched in january of 2009.
Since it has a very important relationship to all the other cryptocurrencies, it is important to start wit a review of what is Bitcoin.
The Ethereum team look the lessons learned from strengths and weaknesses of all the other cryptocurrencies to create its own project plan.
In this section we talk about Etherum and its features.
Miners are a very important part of any cryptocurrency's eco-system.
In this section we talk about miners, their significance and their role in Ethereum.
Ethereum is a very exciting dynamic project that is really going places.
In this section we talk about some of the future plans for Ethereum.
Initial Coin Offerings have become an important part of Ethereum's features to many people.
In this section we explain what ICOs are and what that means to you.
There are many exchanges all around the world which will convert normal currency into Ethereum and back again.
However they are not all equal, depending on the country you are using them from, and their shifting policies and fees, finding the right one is definitely a moving target.
In this section we talk about how to go about researching to find the right exchange for you, and what to look for.
Digital wallets are how you control your cryptocurrencies.
Finding the right one, is usually the right compromise between risk and convenience.
In this section we talk about the different types and categories of wallets so you can make an informed decision on what type of wallet is best for your needs.
Zoubin is a business animation creative director with a background in programming. His studio has 18 years of digital media production experience producing various types of marketing centric media.
Not only is he an avid cryptocurrency investor, but has built and maintains several mining rigs.
He also started and runs local Ethereum investment focused groups in Toronto.