Blockchain & Bitcoin 101

Curriculum

Benefits of using blockchain

  • Benefits of using Blockchain - Discussion
  • Bitcoin & Blockchain Overview
  • Provenance
  • Homework: Provenance
  • Consensus
  • Homework: Consensus
  • Security & Immutability
  • Homework: Security & Immutability
  • High Availability
  • Finality
  • Homework: Finality
  • Reading Assignment: Benefits of the Blockchain Technology

 

Blockchain & cryptocurrencies

  • Blockchain & cryptocurrencies -Discussion
  • Blockchain 1.0 & crypto
  • Platforms & coins
  • Blockhain 2.0 - dapps & smart contracts

Functions, Hash Functions, Cryptography

  • Functions, Hash Functions, Cryptography - Discussion
  • Introduction
  • Functions
  • Homework - Functions
  • Reading Assingnment: Hashing
  • Hash Functions
  • Homework - Hash Functions
  • Public ad Private key Cryptography 
  • Homework - Public & Private key Cryptography 

Bitcoin Basics

  • Bitcoin Basics - Discussion
  • Bitcoin Ecosystem - Miners, Wallets, Nodes, SPVs
  • Wallets- No coins, Types of wallets
  • Hosted Wallets
  • Homework - Wallets
  • Transactions and UTXOs
  • Homework -UTXOs
  • Mempool
  • Homework - Mempool
  • Mining Introduction
  • Mining poW & incentives
  • Block Rewards & Halvenings
  • poW and Integrity
  • Math Behind PoW
  • Mining Visually demonstrated
  • Homework - Mining & PoW
  • Homework Mining Part 2
  • Difficulty vs Block Time
  • Orphaned and Stale Blocks, Block Time & Conclusion
  • Homework - Stale Blocks
  • Conclusion
  • Homework - Recap Bitcoin Basics

Blockchain Updates & Forks

  • Introduction
  • Overview of Forks
  • Accidental Forks
  • Updates & Forks
  • Hard Forks
  • Soft Forks
  • Pros & Cons with Soft and Hard Forks
  • Quiz: Forks
  • Homework - Forks

Segwit - Segregated Witness

  • Introduction
  • Background Part 1- Full Blocks
  • Background part 2 Transaction Malleability
  • What is Segwitt
  • Reading Assingnment: Segwitt
  • Segwitt implementation & Deployment
  • Quiz: Segwitt

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  • Well Done & Next Step

 

 

 
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