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Overview

The course aims to stimulate critical thinking and discussion about the potential future of decentralized technologies and their impact on individuals, communities, and societies as a whole

Duration

17 hours

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Free

Mode of learning

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More about this course
  • Dive into the transformative world of blockchain with our course, designed to navigate the complexities of digital currencies, smart contracts, and decentralized applications
  • Whether you're intrigued by Bitcoin, Ethereum, or the broader implications of blockchain for industries and governance, this course offers deep insights and practical knowledge to leverage blockchain technology for innovation and problem-solving
  • Perfect for both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts, it's your gateway to mastering the blockchain ecosystem and its burgeoning impact on the digital age

Blockchains, Tokens, and The Decentralized Future
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Curriculum

Course Introduction and Module 1: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and The Bitcoin Network

Introduction to Blockchains, Tokens, and The Decentralized Future

Meet Your Instructor Robert Brunner

The Impact of the Gies Community

Module Introduction: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and The Bitcoin Network

Introduction to Blockchain

Introduction to Hashing

Cryptography in Blockchain

Understanding Blockchain Transactions

Blockchain Wallets

Building Blocks on Blockchain

Consensus Mechanisms

Introduction to Bitcoin

Introduction to the Bitcoin Software

Bitcoin Transactions Demystified

The Bitcoin Network

Proof of Work: Bitcoin's Heartbeat

Navigating Bitcoin's Digital Ledger Part 1

Navigating Bitcoin's Digital Ledger Part 2

Bitcoin's Challenges and Solutions

The Lightning Network in Action

Syllabus

About the Discussion Forums

Online Education at Gies College of Business

Updating Your Profile

Module 1 Overview

Module 1 Readings

Graded Quiz: Blockchain, Bitcoin, and The Bitcoin Network

Orientation Quiz

Practice Quiz: An Overview of Blockchain, Hashing and Cryptography

Practice Quiz: Transactions, Wallets, and Consensus Mechanism in Blockchain

Practice Quiz: An Overview of Bitcoin and Bitcoin Transactions

Practice Quiz: Bitcoin Network, Proof of Work, and Exploring The Bitcoin Blockchain.com

Practice Quiz: Bitcoin's Challenges and The Promise of Lightning Network

Getting to Know Your Classmates

Welcome! Please Tell Us About Yourself

Module 2: Ethereum, Smart Contract, and Evolving Ethereum Ecosystem

Module Introduction: Ethereum, Smart Contract, and Evolving Ethereum Ecosystem

Introduction to Ethereum

Ethereum's Distinctive Qualities

Exploring Ethereum With Etherscan

Ethereum's Consensus Mechanisms

Ethereum's Validation Process

Ethereum's Journey to Proof of Stake

Introduction to Smart Contracts

The Ethereum Virtual Machine

Ethereum and the Promise of Zero Knowledge Proofs

Exploring Smart Contracts

Understanding Ethereum's Gas System

The Disruptive Power of Smart Contracts

The Ethereum Evolution: Layer 2 Solutions

Ethereum Ecosystem: Expanding Horizons

Alternatives to Ethereum: Exploring Layer 1 Blockchains

Module 2 Overview

Module 2 Readings

Graded Quiz: Ethereum, Smart Contract, and Evolving Ethereum Ecosystem

Practice Quiz: An Overview of Ethereum

Practice Quiz: Ethereum's Consensus Mechanism: Proof of Stake

Practice Quiz: Smart Contract and Zero Knowledge Proof

Practice Quiz: A Deep Dive into Smart Contracts and Their Disruptive Potential

Practice Quiz: Ethereum's Evolving Ecosystem and Layer 2 Solutions

Module 3: Tokens, DAOs, and Web3

Module Introduction: Tokens, DAOs, and Web3

Introduction to Ethereum Tokens

Introduction to Non-Fungible Tokens

Exploring Non-Fungible Tokens on Ethereum

Introduction to Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

Successful Examples of Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

Creating Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

Introduction to Web3

Examples of Web3

Introduction to Decentralized Applications (DApps)

Key Characteristics and Types of Decentralized Applications

The Challenges of Web3 and Decentralized Applications

"Bad Actors" in Blockchain

The Collapse of FTX

Module 3 Overview

Module 3 Readings

Graded Quiz: Tokens, DAOs, and Web3

Practice Quiz: Introduction to Tokens

Practice Quiz: Introduction to Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs)

Practice Quiz: Introduction to Web3

Practice Quiz: Introduction to Decentralized Applications (DApps)

Practice Quiz: A Skeptic's View on Blockchain, Tokens, Web3 and DApps

Module 4: Decentralization in Action: Governance, Finance, Healthcare, and Nonprofits

Module Introduction: Decentralization in Action: Governance, Finance, Healthcare, and Nonprofits

Introduction to Decentralized Government

Digital Identity and Voting Systems in Decentralized Government

Regulatory and Legal Considerations with Blockchain Technology

Introduction to Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Critical Components of Decentralized Finance

Governance in Decentralized Finance

Introduction to Decentralized Health Care

The Components in Decentralized Health Care

Opportunities for Decentralized Health Care

Introduction to Decentralized Nonprofits

The Components in Decentralized Nonprofits

Two Case Studies With Decentralized Nonprofits

The Future of Blockchain Technology

Blockchain-Specific Applications and Technologies

The Regulatory Environment Around Blockchain

Course Conclusion

Learn on Your Terms

Module 4 Overview

Module 4 Readings

Get Your Course Certificate

Congratulations on completing the course!

Graded Quiz: Decentralization in Action: Governance, Finance, Healthcare, and Nonprofits

Practice Quiz: Introduction to Decentralized Government

Practice Quiz: Introduction to Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

Practice Quiz: Introduction to Decentralized Health Care

Practice Quiz: Introduction to Decentralized Nonprofits

Practice Quiz: The Future of Blockchain Technology

Peer-Review: A Fraud or the Next Big Thing? Analysis of a Blockchain-Based Entity

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    May 25, 2024
    Course Commencement Date

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