Blockchains & Ethereum: Introduction

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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

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    1. 
    Course Overview
    2m 18s
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    2. 
    An Overview of Blockchains
    8m 46s
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    3. 
    An Introduction to Ethereum
    6m 37s
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    4. 
    Mining and Ether
    3m 56s
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    5. 
    Chaining of Blocks
    4m 43s
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    6. 
    A Blockchain as a Distributed Ledger
    8m 12s
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    7. 
    Transactions
    6m 44s
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    8. 
    Miners and Gas
    8m 24s
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    9. 
    Exercise: Introducing Blockchains and Ethereum
    8m 55s

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