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Blockchain Fundamentals

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This course introduces the fundamental concepts behind Blockchain technology and explores some applications of the technology for you to expand upon. You will learn about Blockchain’s predecessors, the block structure, and how Blockchain networks share information, reach consensus and use wallets. You will be equipped with the skills to identify and implement use cases for Blockchain and communicate with stakeholders to drive forward goals with Blockchain.

This course introduces the fundamental concepts behind Blockchain technology and explores some applications of the technology for you to expand upon. You will learn about Blockchain’s predecessors, the block structure, and how Blockchain networks share information, reach consensus and use wallets. You will be equipped with the skills to identify and implement use cases for Blockchain and communicate with stakeholders to drive forward goals with Blockchain.

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4 weeks

Real-world Projects

Completion Certificate

Last Updated May 17, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Blockchain • Blockchain Consensus • Blockchain Fluency • Blockchain transactions
Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Blockchain Basics: Predecessors and Block Structure

Explore Blockchain's evolution from cypherpunk movements to Bitcoin and Ethereum, and learn block structure, the genesis block, and hashing.

Lesson 2

Blockchain Networks and Sharing Information

Explore how blockchain networks achieve secure, decentralized sharing of information through advanced cryptography and P2P protocols.

Lesson 3

How Blockchain Networks Reach Consensus

Explore blockchain consensus mechanisms, including PoW, PoS, BFT, and more, to understand how transactions are validated and blocks added.

Lesson 4

Blockchain Wallets

Explore blockchain wallets: Introduction, challenges, signing/encryption, wallet addresses, key pairs, transactions, and so on.

Lesson 5

Blockchain Solutions and Applications

Explore blockchain technology, covering mature system components, smart contracts, ecosystem use cases, scaling challenges, and solutions.

Lesson 6 • Project

Project: Blockchain Use Case Evaluation

In this project, you will explore a blockchain use case of your choice, propose solutions with diagrams, and tackle challenges. You will create a presentation and deliver it via a video.

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Guillaume Bibeau

Senior Staff Engineer at MetaMask

Gui Bibeau is a staff software engineer at MetaMask, leading the portfolio offering. With experience in solutions engineering at Vercel and developer relations at MetaMask, he's a seasoned expert in blockchain and web3. Gui has judged hackathons and participated in panels at events like Web3 Dubai and ETH Denver. A McGill University graduate, he brings technical expertise and innovation to his work in decentralized autonomous organizations, DeFi, and decentralized AI.

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Anthony Romagnolo

Lead Blockchain Instructor at Dapp University

Anthony Romagnolo, seasoned Blockchain Development Instructor at Dapp University, leads a rigorous 12-week course for aspiring developers. With expertise in Fullstack Software Engineering and Physics, he delves into Ethereum, smart contracts, and dApps. Anthony provides post-mentorship coaching, job placement assistance, and fosters a global learning community. Through interactive sessions, he prepares students for the dynamic tech industry.

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Ritika Bharati

Technical Content Developer at Udacity

Ritika Bharati is a technical content developer at Udacity. She has worked in the web3 space, including Chainlink Labs and Duke Blockchain Lab. She has a passion for web3 and technical education, and has participated in teaching blockchains across schools and universities.

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