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Course 1 of 4 in the

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 13 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Foundations of Blockchain and Digital Currencies

1 video (Total 11 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
The Internet of Money40m
Blockchain Basics1h
1 practice exercise
Foundations of Blockchain and Digital Currencies30m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

The Need for Blockchain

2 videos (Total 28 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Round Table Discussion - Blockchain as Protocol9m
2 readings
Blockchain Basics1h
Supplemental Video (Optional)22m
1 practice exercise
System Requirements30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Peer-to-Peer Software Systems, Trust, and Integrity

1 video (Total 20 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
Blockchain Basics10m
Supplemental Videos (Optional)40m
1 practice exercise
Peer-to-peer Systems30m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Peer-to-peer Business Concepts and Bitcoin Value

1 video (Total 9 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 readings
The Internet of Money10m
Blockchain Basics1h

Instructor

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Stefano M. Stefan

University of California, Irvine

About University of California, Irvine

Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI’s unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities in many ways....

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....
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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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