Blockchain Technology: Principles and Applications

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Blockchain technology: principles and applications course is conducted in cooperation with Switzerland-based blockchain consultancy Deepit.

Syllabus:

WHAT IS A BLOCKCHAIN

  • The Distributed Ledger Technology
  • Cryptography and its importance in the blockchain technology
  • How does a blockchain work
  • Bitcoin and the 1st generation of blockchains

 

INSIDE A BLOCKCHAIN

  •  What is the “consensus” and why is it important in a blockchain
  • The Proof of Work
  • Evolution and perspective of mining activity
  • Keywords: “reward” and “difficulty”
  • The Proof of Stake

 

USING THE CRYPTOCURRENCIES

  • What is a digital wallet
  • Different kind of wallets
  • Practical examples (wallets)
  • What is an exchange platform
  • Different kind of exchanges
  • Practical example (exchange)
  • Security tips in using cryptocurrencies

 

THE SECOND GENERATION OF BLOCKCHAINS

  • Over the monetary function: the Ethereum blockchain
  • What is a Smart Contract
  • The Decentralized Applications
  • Kind of tokens, by use and by standards
  • The Initial Coin Offerings
  • The Security Token Offerings

 

THE NEW TREND: STABLECOINS

  • What is a stablecoin
  • Tether and the asset-backed coins (TrueUSD, GeminiUSD)
  • MakerDAO
  • The algorithm-based stablecoins

 

PERSPECTIVES

  • Solutions for scaling on Ethereum: Casper, Sharding, Plasma
  • IoTa – The Internet of Things
  • EOS – Delegated Proof of Stake
  • Platin – The Proof of Location
  • Cross blockchains: Rootstock, Aion, Cosmos, Polkadot

 

CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN DAILY LIFE

  • Where to use the cryptocurrencies (ATM, Debit Cards, Online shops)
  • Blockchain technology in the economic activities – Examples