Blockchain: Beyond the Basics

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Blockchain is an exciting new technology that is redefining how we store, update, and move data. Learn about the blockchain and the implications of decentralized, encrypted data storage for business and society, in this course with Dr. Jonathan Reichental. He begins by explaining exactly how the blockchain works, including the concepts of cryptography, mining, distribution, and smart contracts. Next, he describes how the blockchain enables the most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Learn how new bitcoin is generated, how it is transacted, and the requirements for participating as either an exchange, a trader, or a miner. The course also covers other popular technology manifestations of blockchain, such as Hyperledger and Ripple. Dr. Reichental then puts blockchain technology in context in several different industries, including energy and security, and helps learners understand how to think about the blockchain in ways that can be applied in any field.

Topics include:

  • Blockchain basics
  • Public and private keys
  • How blockchain enables bitcoin
  • Blockchain and the electrical grid
  • Blockchain and identity management
  • Risks of blockchain
  • Introduction
    • Welcome

      Learn about blockchain technology and the implications of decentralized, encrypted data storage for business and society.

    • What you should know

      Join Jonathan Reichental for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Blockchain: Beyond the Basics.

  • 1. Overview of Blockchain Basics
    • Blockchain overview

      In this video, Jonathan Reichental offers an overview of blockchain, its genesis in bitcoin, its structure, and how the technology might be leveraged to distribute value.

    • Blockchain: The basics

      In this video, learn how blockchain might be implemented to solve some of the most pressing issues facing modern society, including identity management and fraud.

    • Blockchain: Beyond the basics

      Jonathan Reichental looks at how blockchain can be used to establish ownership, disrupt industries, and some of the fundamental challenges that must be solved to successfully deploy it.

  • 2. How Does Blockchain Work?
    • What are public and private keys?

      This video offers an essential explanation of what a cryptocurrency is and how it is achieved.

    • Introducing nonces, hash functions, and mining

      This video provides a description and explanation of the core blockchain components.

    • The immutable distributed ledger

      This video builds on the prior video to complete the blockchain components.

  • 3. How Blockchain Enables Bitcoin
    • The birth of bitcoin

      This video serves as a bitcoin history lesson.

    • How bitcoin is created and managed

      This video offers a technical explanation of bitcoin that builds on the previous chapter.

    • Financial services and bitcoin

      This video explores the many aspects of how bitcoin has the potential to disrupt our financial systems.

    • Altcoins, altchains, and ICOs

      This video describes the pros and cons of several cryptocurrencies other than bitcoin.

  • 4. The Wider Blockchain Universe
    • Blockchain in practice: Hyperledger and Ripple

      This video offers an explanation of two of the leading uses of blockchain.

    • Using Ethereum to write smart contracts

      This video offers an explanation of what Ethereum is and why it is so powerful.

  • 5. Implementing Blockchain
    • The energy sector and blockchain

      This video offers an explanation of what Ethereum is and why it is so powerful.

    • Identity management and blockchain

      Join Jonathan Reichental for an in-depth discussion in this video Identity management and blockchain, part of Blockchain: Beyond the Basics.

  • 6. Risks
    • The risks of blockchain

      Join Jonathan Reichental for an in-depth discussion in this video The risks of blockchain, part of Blockchain: Beyond the Basics.

  • Conclusion
    • Next steps

      In this video, learn the instructor's views on the future of blockchain and hear suggestions for next steps.

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atieh mokhtari
atieh mokhtari

complete tutorial about blockchain details. if you want to start doing a business on blockchain first of all have a look at this tutorial.

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