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Knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language is required.

Approx. 19 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • A learner will be able to recognize foundational concepts of blockchain, and apply these program concepts on the blockchain.

Skills you will gain

EthereumCryptographyBlockchainsBitcoin

Learner Career Outcomes

35%

started a new career after completing these courses

35%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

11%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 1 of 4 in the
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language is required.

Approx. 19 hours to complete
English

Offered by

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University at Buffalo

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The State University of New York

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Blockchain Defined

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 26 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Blockchain Defined: Bitcoin & Blockchain8m
Blockchain Structure5m
Basic Operations4m
Beyond Bitcoin3m
6 readings
Acknowledgements: Blockchain5m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Bitcoin & Blockchain15m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Blockchain Structure12m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Basic Operations10m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Beyond Bitcoin18m
REQUIRED Quiz Resources and Directions: Blockchain Defined - Week 110m
5 practice exercises
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Blockchain Defined - Week 130m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Ethereum Blockchain

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 19 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Practitioner's Perspective: The Enterprise2m
Ethereum Structure4m
Ethereum Operations2m
Incentive Model4m
5 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Smart Contracts15m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Ethereum Structure10m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Ethereum Operations12m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Incentive Model10m
REQUIRED Quiz Resources and Directions: Ethereum Blockchain - Week 210m
5 practice exercises
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Ethereum Blockchain - Week 230m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Algorithms & Techniques

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 21 min), 5 readings, 5 quizzes
4 videos
Hashing5m
Transaction Integrity3m
Securing Blockchain4m
5 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Public-Key Cryptography12m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Hashing30m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Transaction Integrity15m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Securing Blockchain10m
REQUIRED Quiz Resources and Directions: Algorithms & Techniques - Week 310m
5 practice exercises
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Algorithms & Techniques - Week 330m
Week
4

Week 4

7 hours to complete

Trust Essentials

7 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 19 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
5 videos
Consensus Protocol2m
Practitioner's Perspective: Decentralized Governance2m
Robustness5m
Forks4m
5 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Decentralized Systems20m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Consensus Protocol1h
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Robustness5m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Forks10m
Blockchain Basics: Key Takeaways5m
5 practice exercises
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Trust Essentials - Week 430m

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