University of California, Irvine

The Blockchain

This course is part of Blockchain Specialization

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Stefano M. Stefan

Instructor: Stefano M. Stefan

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9 hours (approximately)
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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

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(153 reviews)

Beginner level
No prior experience required
9 hours (approximately)
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There are 4 modules in this course

In this module, we will begin to explore blockchain technology in terms of its fundamental purpose as well as inspect the key elements of the blockchain’s underlying software architecture. Additionally, we will investigate the use of the blockchain in handling digital currency transactions and view the potential and future of industry leaders like the Ethereum Foundation.

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1 video2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

We will continue to examine the foundational principles and architecture of blockchain technology. This module's focus will be on the need for blockchain, the problems that can be solved by blockchain, and the layers of system requirements.

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2 videos2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This module brings us to the concept of a peer-to-peer system, which lies at the core of the blockchain. A peer-to-peer network makes it possible to have a decentralized way to keep track of transactions.

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1 video2 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

In the final module of this course, we will scrutinize bitcoin and study how well it has, or hasn’t, maintained value during the last few years. You will practice “exchanging” different currencies and see an example of how industry leaders in cryptocurrency exchange and manage digital assets. We will also discuss how the adoption of peer-to-peer business concepts can change entire industries.

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1 video2 readings1 peer review1 discussion prompt

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Stefano M. Stefan
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