Blockchain Technology Free Online Course by University of California

Course in Computer Science
  • Online, Online
  • Apply Before : December 2, 2022

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 14000
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Partially FundedSelf Funded
  • Duration 6 weeks
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

This course, developed by Blockchain at Berkeley and faculty from University of California, Berkeley‘s premier Computer Science department, provides a broad overview of many topics related to and building on the foundation of Bitcoin and blockchain technology.

The course covers a wide range of blockchain-related topics.

Details Blockchain Technology Course :

  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Time commitment required: 3-5 hours/week.
  • Institution: University of California, Berkeley
  • Area: Computer science
  • Level: intermediate
  • Instruction language: English
  • Course Price: Free with limited access, but you have to pay for the certificate ($99)
  • Free Access to this course will expire on: December 2, 2022

This course is developed by the computer science department of the University of California, open to anyone with any background.

You will learn:

  • A formal definition of distributed consensus, as well as fundamental topics like the CAP Theorem and the Byzantine Generals Problem.
  • Proof-of-Stake, voting-based consensus algorithms, and federated consensus are alternatives to Bitcoin’s Proof-of-Work consensus mechanism.
  • The definition and properties of cryptoeconomics in relation to its two constituent fields: cryptography and economics, as well as the goals of cryptoeconomics in relation to distributed systems fundamentals
  • The various enterprise-level blockchain implementations, such as JP Morgan’s Quorum, Ripple, Tendermint, and HyperLedger, as well as blockchain industry use cases, ICOs, and the increasing regulations surrounding blockchain.
  • The scaling challenges and barriers to widespread blockchain adoption, as well as potential solutions within vertical scaling (e.g., block size increases, Segregated Witness, and the Lightning Network) and horizontal scaling. (For example, sidechains and sharding).
  • Government measures to regulate and control blockchain technology, such as Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations, anonymity goals, and government techniques for deanonymizing entities on blockchain.
  • An exploratory look at today’s blockchain ventures, including venture capitalism, ICOs, and crowdfunding.

Course Syllabus:

  • Alternative Consensus and Distributed Systems
  • Proof-of-Stake and Cryptoeconomics
  • Real-World Applications of Enterprise Blockchain
  • Blockchain Scaling: Cryptocurrencies for the People
  • Anonymity and Regulation
  • A Future Powered by Blockchain

How to apply?

To apply, use the online application form, create an account on edX, and enroll in the course.

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