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Beginner Level
Approx. 9 hours to complete
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

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