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  • The limitations of the Internet for business and economic activity, and how trust is established in a pre- and post-blockchain world

  • Terms such as miner, hash, nonce, proof-of-work, and public key cryptography, as well as the steps of a blockchain transaction

  • Seven design principles for blockchain technology

  • Ten challenges associated with implementing blockchain technology

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Week
1

Week 1

6 hours to complete

The Second Era of the Internet

6 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 60 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
13 videos
Peter Zemsky Welcomes you to the Specialization2m
Course Introduction2m
Instructor Introduction8m
Module 1 Overview2m
The Internet of Information7m
In Search of the Trust Protocol6m
What is Blockchain?5m
Practitioner Perspective: Andreas Wallendahl, Head of Strategic Initiatives at ConsenSys1m
Practitioner Perspective: Rob Carter, CIO at FedEx40s
Achieving Trust in the Digital Age7m
How Blockchain Works7m
Recap of Module 12m
8 readings
hypothes.is10m
The Internet of Information10m
In Search of the Trust Protocol10m
What is Blockchain?30m
Achieving Trust in the Digital Age20m
How Blockchain Works30m
Blockchain Demo20m
Review of Module 120m
6 practice exercises
The Internet of Information30m
In Search of the Trust Protocol / What is Blockchain30m
Achieving Trust in the Digital Age30m
How Blockchain Works30m
The Second Era of the Internet15m
Steps of a Blockchain Transaction15m
Week
2

Week 2

6 hours to complete

Blockchain Design Principles

6 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 69 min), 8 readings, 6 quizzes
12 videos
Intro to Blockchain Design Principles3m
Principle 1: Networked Integrity8m
Principle 2: Distributed Power5m
Practitioner Perspective: Rob Carter, CIO at FedEx1m
Principle 3: Value as Incentive8m
Principle 4: Security8m
Principle 5: Privacy9m
Principle 6: Rights Preserved8m
Principle 7: Inclusion7m
Practitioner Perspective: Julie Maupin, Director of Social Impact & Regulatory Affairs at IOTA Foundation2m
Recap of Module 22m
8 readings
Principle 1: Networked Integrity20m
Principle 2: Distributed Power10m
Principle 3: Value as Incentive15m
Principle 4: Security30m
Principle 5: Privacy10m
Principle 6: Rights Preserved30m
Principle 7: Inclusion20m
Review of Module 215m
6 practice exercises
Principle 1: Networked Integrity30m
Principle 2: Distributed Power30m
Principle 3: Value as Incentive
Principle 4: Security30m
Privacy, Rights, and Inclusion30m
Blockchain Design Principles30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Public and Private Ledgers

4 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 50 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
13 videos
The Benefits of Shared Knowledge3m
How Much is Too Much Transparency3m
Centralized Registries vs. Distributed Ledgers2m
Public vs. Private Ledgers5m
Practitioner Perspective: Rolf Hoefer, Keyless Technologies1m
Practitioner Perspective: Andreas Wallendahl, Head of Strategic Initiatives at ConsenSys1m
Transparency as a Strategic Risk3m
Transparency as a Strategic Asset6m
Usage of Multiple IDs3m
Zero Knowledge Proofs4m
Implementation in Public vs. Private Blockchains7m
Recap of Module 31m
4 readings
Intro to Transparency15m
Public vs. Private Ledgers20m
Approaches to Privacy in Blockchains10m
Review of Module 320m
5 practice exercises
Intro to Transparency30m
Public vs. Private Ledgers30m
Transparency as a Risk and Asset30m
Approaches to Privacy in Blockchains30m
Public and Private Ledgers30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

The Blockchain Ecosystem

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 33 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
8 videos
Intro to the Blockchain Ecosystem5m
Blockchain Stakeholders Part 13m
Practitioner Perspective: Rob Carter, CIO at FedEx1m
Blockchain Stakeholders Part 25m
Blockchain Stakeholders Part 33m
Practitioner Perspective: Oleg Fomenko, Co-founder of Sweatcoin1m
Stewarding the Blockchain Revolution7m
2 readings
Blockchain Stakeholders15m
Stewarding the Blockchain Revolution20m
4 practice exercises
Blockchain Stakeholders Part 130m
Blockchain Stakeholders Part 230m
Blockchain Stakeholders Part 330m
The Blockchain Ecosystem30m

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