Blockchains & Ethereum: Introduction

Blockchain    |    Beginner
  • 9 videos | 58m 35s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
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After reviewing the elements of blockchains and how they can store sequences of records, you will learn how to recognize Ethereum's characteristics in this 8-video course. Participants will learn how to implement important concepts such as hashing, mining, miners (who successfully mine blocks of data), smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies. Familiarize yourself in depth with the process of mining; learn how mining acts to sequence records; and become able to distinguish between centralized and distributed ledgers. You will now be able to describe the role played by Ethereum's special cryptocurrency-known as Ether-and identify the key details required when invoking transactions in the Ethereum network, which records data in a transparent and verifiable manner. By the end of this course, you will also be more proficient at recognizing the role played by mining nodes, and learn to define the special concept of gas, the term used to measure complexity of transactions.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • Recall what constitutes a blockchain and how they can be used to store a sequence of records
    Recognize the characteristics of the ethereum blockchain network and how it records transaction data in a transparent and verifiable manner
    Describe at a high level what the process of mining involves and the role of ethereum's cryptocurrency - ether
    Outline the technique of sequencing records by breaking them up into blocks and arranging those blocks in a chain
  • Distinguish between a centralized and a distributed ledger, and recount how blockchains function as a distributed ledger of records
    Identify the details required when invoking transactions in the ethereum network
    Recognize the role of mining nodes in the ethereum network and the define the concept of gas which is used to measure the complexity of transactions
    Recall the properties of blockchains in general and the ethereum network in particular, and the concepts behind distributed ledgers

IN THIS COURSE

  • 2m 18s
  • 8m 46s
    After completing this video, you will be able to recall what constitutes a blockchain and how they can be used to store a sequence of records. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  An Introduction to Ethereum
    6m 37s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to recognize the characteristics of the Ethereum blockchain network and how it records transaction data in a transparent and verifiable manner. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Mining and Ether
    3m 56s
    Upon completion of this video, you will be able to describe at a high level what the process of mining involves and the role of Ethereum's cryptocurrency - Ether. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Chaining of Blocks
    4m 43s
    In this video, learn how to outline the technique of sequencing records by breaking them up into blocks and arranging those blocks in a chain. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  A Blockchain as a Distributed Ledger
    8m 12s
    In this video, you will learn the difference between a centralized and a distributed ledger, and how blockchains work as a distributed ledger of records. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Transactions
    6m 44s
    In this video, you will learn how to invoke transactions in the Ethereum network. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Miners and Gas
    8m 24s
    After completing this video, you will be able to recognize the role of mining nodes in the Ethereum network and define the concept of gas, which is used to measure the complexity of transactions. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Exercise: Introducing Blockchains and Ethereum
    8m 55s
    After completing this video, you will be able to recall the properties of blockchains in general and the Ethereum network in particular, and the concepts behind distributed ledgers. FREE ACCESS

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