This course discusses the limitations of the Internet for business and economic activity and explains how blockchain technology represents the way forward. After completing this course, you will be able to explain what blockchain is, how it works, and why it is revolutionary. You will learn key concepts such as mining, hashing, proof-of-work, public key cryptography, and the double-spend problem. You’ll be able to describe seven design principles for blockchain technology, and the challenges facing the people developing it. By the end of this course, you’ll learn how and why transacting on the blockchain can help us bring about a future that is faster, fairer, and more distributed than the world we inhabit today.
This course is part of the Web3 and Blockchain in Global Commerce Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
How blockchain works, and how trust is established in a pre- and post-blockchain world
Nine types of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, protocol tokens, NFTs, stablecoins, securities tokens, governance tokens, and CBDCs
What smart contracts are, the phases of a smart contract deal cycle, and various examples and applications of smart contracts
Blockchain design principles, and challenge areas associated with implementing blockchain technology
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
The Second Era of the Internet
Blockchain Design Principles
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