Blockchain Basics Week4 Trust Essentials

Trust Essentials

Learning Objectives

  • Define elements of trust in a blockchain
  • Discuss consensus protocol
  • Explain "Trust"
  • Illustrate "soft fork" and "hard fork"

Blockchain Basics Week3 Algorithms & Techniques

Algorithms & Techniques

  • Two techniques for securing
    • Hashing
    • Asymmetric key encryption
  • Learning Objectives
    • Summarize public-key cryptography
    • Explain simple hashing and Merkle tree hashing
    • Explore the application of hashing and cryptography in protecting the blockchain

Blockchain Basics Week2 Ethereum Blockchain

Ethereum Blockchain

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Discuss the smart contract
    • Illustrate Ethereum blockchain protocol, elements and operation
    • Demonstrate concept of "gas"

Blockchain Basics Week1 Blockchain Defined

Blockchain Defined

  • Learning Objectives:
    • Explain three fundamental characteristics that define a blockchain
    • Explain the important features of Ethereum blockchain
    • Explain algorithms and techniques that enables a blockchain
    • Outline methods for realizing trust in a blockchain
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