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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Module 1: Blockchain Foundations

In this module we will cover the following topics: 1. Why are People Excited About Blockchain? 2.The Brief, Brief History of Blockchain 3.The Move to Decentralization 4. Ledgers, Distributed Ledgers, and Consensus 5. What is Blockchain? The reading materials will help you to expand your knowledge of the materials presented in this module. There is an assessment at the end of this module. You need to achieve 80% or higher to pass and receive the Course Certificate.

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9 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Lesson 2: The Brief, Brief History of Blockchain2m
Lesson 3: What is Decentralization?1m
Decentralization3m
Lesson 4: Ledgers, Distributed Ledgers, and Consensus3m
Lesson 5: The Paper Blockchain2m
Why Blockchain?2m
5 readings
The Brief, Brief History of Blockchain20m
Supplemental Reading: The Brief, Brief History of Blockchain10m
The Move to Decentralization7m
Supplemental Reading: The Move to Decentralization8m
Supplemental Reading: What is a Blockchain?10m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Module 2: The Technical Side

In this module we will cover the following topics: Cryptography, Hash Functions, Public Key Cryptography and Signing, Blocks and Blockchain, the Chain, Nodes and Network. The reading materials will help you to expand your knowledge of the materials presented in this module. There is an assessment at the end of this module. You need to achieve 80% or higher to pass and receive the Course Certificate.

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7 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
Digital Signing3m
Lesson 4: Anatomy of a Block5m
Lesson 5: The Chain of Blocks1m
Lesson 6: Nodes and Networks2m
4 readings
Why Do I Need a Public and Private Key on the Blockchain?10m
Hash Functions10m
Supplemental Reading: Hash Functions20m
Bitcoin-Digital Signatures-Khan Academy10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Module 3: Blockchain in Use

Welcome to the Blockchain in Use module. In this module we will cover the following topics: Introduction, Trust Framework and Consensus Mechanisms, Public, Consortium, Private Blockchains, Blockchain Interoperability, When to Use a Blockchain (Limitations and Misconceptions), Implications of Blockchain on Traditional Business. The reading materials will help you to expand your knowledge of the materials presented in this module. There is an assessment at the end of this module. You need to achieve 80% or higher to pass and receive the Course Certificate.

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6 videos (Total 27 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
Blockchain Interoperability7m
Lesson 3: When to Use a Blockchain5m
Lesson 4: Implications of Blockchain on Business5m
5 readings
Trust Frameworks and Consensus Mechanisms10m
Public, Consortium, Private Blockchains & Interoperability10m
Supplemental Reading: Public, Consortium, Private Blockchains & Interoperability10m
Supplemental Reading: When to Use a Blockchain10m
Supplemental Reading: Implication of Blockchain on Traditional Business15m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 4: Further Topics

In this module we will cover the following topics: Introduction, Bitcoin and Ethereum, Ethereum, Smart Contracts, Cryptocurrency Tokens, Wallets and the Marketplaces, and Implications on Traditional Businesses. The reading materials will help you to expand your knowledge of the materials presented in this module. There is an assessment at the end of this module. You need to achieve 80% or higher to pass and receive the Course Certificate.

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9 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
9 videos
Lesson 3: Bitcoin and Ethereum3m
Bitcoin vs Ethereum4m
Lesson 4: Smart Contracts & The EVM5m
Lesson 5: Decentralized Apps3m
Lesson 6: Blockchain Platforms & Extensions4m
Lesson 7: Blockchain Solution Architecture4m
4 readings
Cryptocurrency Tokens15m
Introduction to Ethereum20m
Supplemental Reading: Bitcoin and Ethereum10m
Smart Contracts12m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m
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Top reviews from Blockchain: Foundations and Use Cases

By NYNov 14th 2018

Course is very good start to enter into blockchain ecosystem understanding all concepts and things that decentralization can bring into upcoming digital transformations in every sector.

By KCNov 13th 2018

This is excellent foundation course for beginners. Especially the real time examples given in the course are awesome. I liked the decision tree logic when to implement Blockchain.

About ConsenSys Academy

ConsenSys is a global leader in the blockchain space: a startup incubator, decentralized in nature, and employing some of the brightest minds in the industry. We’re ConsenSys Academy—the educational arm of ConsenSys—and given our unprecedented access to the luminaries and developers who are building the future of blockchain, we’re in the unique position to offer students leading-edge educational content; content that keeps pace with this new field’s rapid evolution. We are the educational core of the next-generation blockchain platform, Ethereum. Our mission is to be the global leader in blockchain education for individuals, institutions, and communities. ...

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