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Blockchains & Ethereum: Introduction

Blockchains & Ethereum: Introduction


Overview/Description
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level



Overview/Description

Blockchain technology can involve the implementation of various concepts such as hashing, mining, smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies. This course covers those in the context of the Ethereum blockchain network.



Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

Blockchains & Ethereum: Introduction

  • 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
  • Course Number:
    it_bcinbedj_01_enus

    Expertise Level
    Beginner