Pohang University of Science and Technology(POSTECH)
Introduction to Blockchain
Pohang University of Science and Technology(POSTECH)

Introduction to Blockchain

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

James Won-Ki HONG

Instructor: James Won-Ki HONG

Beginner level

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8 hours to complete
3 weeks at 2 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

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There are 7 modules in this course

This module covers the background of blockchain's emergence, addresses issues in centralized systems with blockchain, and provides examples of potential uses across various industries.

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4 videos4 quizzes

Bitcoin : This module provides the background of Bitcoin's emergence, discusses key technologies of Bitcoin, and explains the process of Bitcoin mining and compensation. Ethereum : This module identifies the problems associated with Bitcoin and introduces Ethereum as a solution, while also comparing the two cryptocurrencies and explaining the unique characteristics of Ethereum.

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5 videos5 quizzes

This module provides a comparison of the characteristics between public and private blockchains, describes EOS, a third generation blockchain, compares existing blockchain platforms with Hyperledger Fabric and explains its features, and outlines the characteristics of ICON, another 3rd generation blockchain.

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4 videos4 quizzes

This module explains what distributed consensus means and why it is needed in blockchain. Popular consensus algorithms such as PoW, PoS, BFF and BPFT are explained and compared.

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4 videos4 quizzes

This module explains the meaning and characteristics of tokens, token economy, ERC standards commonly used in Ethereum, discusses the characteristics of stablecoins , and describes central government-issued CBDCs.

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4 videos4 quizzes

This module discusses blockchain wallets and their types, compares cryptocurrency exchanges to stock exchanges, explains centralized and decentralized exchanges, explores ICO, IEO, and STO as financing methods for blockchain projects, and provides examples of decentralized finance (DeFi).

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4 videos4 quizzes

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1 quiz

Instructor

James Won-Ki HONG
Pohang University of Science and Technology(POSTECH)
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