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Intro to Blockchain

The blockchain is the new technology that will change the way value is exchanged, and the way multiple industries operate.

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Course Description

The blockchain represents a way to transfer value, securely and with no central authority involved. It is arguably the most important technological innovation of the past two decades. Blockchain technology is poised to disrupt the world in a way that we haven’t seen since the introduction of the world wide web.

It’s important to understand this technology because its impact on society is likely to be very significant, across several industries. In this course we’re going to cover relevant historical events, what a blockchain is, who the players are, and why this is so important.


Objectives

By the end of the course you will be familiar with the following:

  • Relevant terminology
  • Reasons why the blockchain matters
  • The technology design underpinnings
  • Implementation considerations


Your Instructor


Patrick
Patrick

Patrick is the founder and CEO of Blockchain Consulting Group in San Francisco. He works with startups developing blockchain infrastructure and applications as they go-to-market. Previously, he was President of Ambisafe and Orderbook.io, a blockchain software development business and decentralized exchange. He also cofounded an Ethereum derivatives trading platform that used fiat-backed stablecoins to settle trades.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
What are the prerequisites for the course?
There are no prerequisites to take this course! Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to take this course.

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