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Approx. 9 hours to complete

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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Course 3 of 4 in the

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 5 – 10 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English

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University of California, Irvine

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Hashing and The Merkle Tree

2 hours to complete
1 video (Total 7 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
Blockchain Basics40m
1 practice exercise
Hashing and The Merkle Tree30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Hashing and an Introduction to Cryptocurrencies

3 hours to complete
1 video (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Blockchain Basics40m
Supplemental Video (Optional)30m
Week
3

Week 3

1 hour to complete

Proof of Work and Proof of Stake I

1 hour to complete
1 video (Total 13 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
1 reading
The Internet of Money20m
1 practice exercise
Proof of Work and Proof of Stake I30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Proof of Work and Proof of Stake II

3 hours to complete
2 readings
2 readings
Blockchain Basics40m
Videos1h 20m

About the Blockchain Specialization

Gain a fundamental understanding of blockchain technology and its components. Learn how such applications as cryptofinance makes use of the blockchain for decentralized, peer-to-peer transaction processing. Apply your knowledge of blockchain technology to enhance your trust and confidence in cryptocurrency trading and other situations where the blockchain is used....
Blockchain

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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