Course 1: Introduction to Blockchain and Blockchain Networks

Is designed to provide you with a foundational background and understanding of the emerging technology called blockchain and cryptocurrencies, and further to spark your interest in the biggest technology since the internet
Introduction to Blockchain and Blockchain Networks

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Lesson 1 - The Origin of Blockchain

  • 3

    Lesson 2 - All about Blockchain

    • George Presents - What is Blockchain

    • George Present - How does a blockchain work

    • An overview of what will be covered in this section

    • Overview of blockchain

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 2 - Quiz 1

    • Blockchain Technology - Basics

    • The Evolution of Blockchain Technology

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 2 - Quiz 2

    • Introduction to the Decentralized Web

    • George Presents - Decentralization

    • Introduction to the Distributed Organization

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 2 - Quiz 3

    • Introduction to Distributed Ledgers

    • Introduction to Smart Contracts

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 2 - Quiz 4

    • Introduction to Distributed Applications

    • Introduction to the Internet of Value

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 2 - Quiz 5

    • Introduction to the Token Economy

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 2 - Quiz 6

    • Conclusion to this section - All about Blockchain

    • George Presents - Blockchain Demo

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 2 - All about blockchain

  • 4

    Lesson 3 - Cryptocurrency

    • Reading Assignment - What is Cryptocurrency

    • George Presents - Introduction to Cryptocurrency

    • Introduction to how Bitcoin works

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    • An explanation of Cryptocurrencies

    • An example of the Digital Economy

    • George Presents - Blockchain and Cryptocurrency examples

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 3 - Quiz 7

    • George Presents - Adoption of Cryptocurrency examples

    • George Presents - The rise of Dogecoin

    • George Presents - Bitcoin Obituaries

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 3 - Cryptocurrency

  • 5

    Lesson 4 - Introduction to Blockchain Networks

    • Types of blockchain networks

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    • George Presents - Introduction to Blockchain Networks

    • Reading: Types of Blockchains

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 4 - Quiz 8

    • The Difference Between Permissionless and Permissioned Blockchains

    • Strengths and Weaknesses of Blockchain Networks

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 4 - Quiz 9

    • Reading : Buterin - On Public and Private Blockchains

    • Reading: Phillips - The 4 Types of Blockchain Networks Explained

    • Knowledge Check Lesson 4 - Quiz 10

    • Blockchain Network Security

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 4 - Quiz 11

    • Blockchain Security

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 4 - Quiz 12

    • Reading: How a Leading Cyber Security Company Uses Blockchain to Prevent Data Tampering

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 4 - Quiz 13

    • Blockchain Networks for Business

    • Reading: Conceptualizing Blockchains - Characteristics and Applications

    • George Presents - Traceability of a Public Blockchain

    • Knowledge Check - Lesson 4 - Quiz 14

    • Reading: Burger - Blockchain set to change transactions, information flow and business processes

    • Student Discussion forum for Lesson 4 - Introduction to Blockchain Networks

  • 6

    Thank You - and we hope you enjoyed this journey. Are you ready for more?

    • Congratulations!

  • 7

    Resources

    • Blockchain Glossary

    • Video Link: New technologies (blockchain) and food safety

    • George Presents - Blockchain in Supply Chain

    • Canada Blockchain Ecosystem ICTC

    • Goldman Sachs Blockchain Crypto Outlook 2022