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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of content, about 2 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
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. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 20 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Introduction1m
Consensys Introduction1m
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
Reading5 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
7 videos (Total 25 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video7 videos
Lesson 1: Public Key Cryptography4m
Lesson 2: Cryptographic Hash Functions6m
Digital Signing3m
Lesson 4: Anatomy of a Block5m
Lesson 5: The Chain of Blocks1m
Lesson 6: Nodes and Networks2m
Reading4 readings
Need for Public-Private Key Cryptography on the Blockchain10m
Hash Functions10m
Supplemental Reading: Hash Functions20m
Supplemental Reading: Public Key Cryptography & Signing3m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3
Hours to complete
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....
Reading
6 videos (Total 27 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Lesson 1: Consensus Mechanisms and Trust Frameworks4m
Lesson 2: Public, Private & Consortium Blockchains3m
Blockchain Interoperability7m
Lesson 3: When to Use a Blockchain5m
Lesson 4: Implications of Blockchain on Business5m
Reading5 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
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4
Hours to complete
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. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Lesson 1: Cryptocurrency Tokens6m
Lesson 2: Wallets, Exchanges & Transactions6m
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
Reading4 readings
Cryptocurrency Tokens15m
Introduction to Ethereum20m
Supplemental Reading: Bitcoin and Ethereum10m
Smart Contracts12m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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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