Module 2 - Introduction to Blockchain Networks and Platforms

This module is designed to provide you with a foundational background and understanding of Blockchain Networks and Platforms.
Module 2 - Introduction to Blockchain Networks and Platforms

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Section 1: Welcome to Introduction to Blockchain Networks and Platforms
  • 2
    Section 2 - Where are the Blockchain Jobs
  • 3
    Section 3: Types of Blockchain Networks
    • Video: Introduction to Networks FREE PREVIEW
    • Reading Assignment: Types of Blockchains
    • Video: The Difference Between Permissionless and Permissioned Blockchains
    • Section 3 - Quiz
    • Student Discussion forum for Section 3 - Types of Blockchain Networks
    • Assignment: Create Action Plan (Optional but recommended)
  • 4
    Section 4: Strengths and Weaknesses of Blockchain Networks
    • Video: Strengths and Weaknesses of Blockchain Networks
    • Reading Assignment: Buterin - On Public and Private Blockchains
    • Reading: Assignments: Phillips - The 4 Types of Blockchain Networks Explained
    • Assignment: Short Essay
    • Section 4 - Quiz
    • Student Discussion forum for Section 4 - Strengths and Weaknesses of Blockchain Networks
    • Assignment: Create Action Plan (Optional but recommended)
  • 5
    Section 5: Blockchain Network Security
    • Video: Introduction to Blockchain Network Security
    • 025 - Video: Blockchain Security
    • Reading Assignment: Wolfson - How a Leading Cyber Security Company Uses Blockchain to Prevent Data Tampering
    • Section 5 - Quiz
    • Student Discussion forum for Section 5 - Blockchain Network Security
    • Assignment: Create Action Plan (Optional but recommended)
  • 6
    Section 6 - Blockchain for Business
    • Video: Introduction to Blockchain for Business
    • Reading Assignment: Sultan, et al. - Conceptualizing Blockchains - Characteristics and Applications
    • Video: How the Blockchain Is Disrupting Healthcare
    • Reading Assignment: Burger - Blockchain set to change transactions, information flow and business processes
    • Student Discussion forum for Section 6 - Blockchain for Business
    • Assignment: Create Action Plan (Optional but recommended)
  • 7
    Section 7: Introduction to Blockchain Platforms
    • Video: Overview of Blockchain Platforms (need to modify) FREE PREVIEW
    • Video: Introduction to Hyperledger
    • Video: Hyperledger Fabric Explained
    • Reading Assignment: Hyperledger Exec: Blockchain Will Diminish Power of Tech Giants like Google
    • Reading Assignment: Bitgora Decentralized Voting Platform Built on Hyperledger Sawtooth
    • Section 7 - Quiz
    • Assignment: Short Creative Essay
    • Student Discussion forum for Section 7 - Hyperledger Applications and Tools
    • Assignment: Create Action Plan (Optional but recommended)
  • 8
    Section 8: Hyperledger vs. Permissionless Blockchains
    • Video: Hyperledger vs. Permissionless Blockchain
    • Reading Assignment: Hyperledger and Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
    • Video: Ethereum vs.Hyperledger Fabric
    • Reading Assignment: What is the Ethereum Alliance?
    • Assignment: Creative Writing Assignment
    • Section 8 - Quiz
    • Student Discussion forum for Section 8 - Hyperledger vs. Permissionless Blockchains
    • Assignment: Create Action Plan (Optional but recommended)
  • 9
    Section 9: Cryptocurrency Tokenization
    • Video: Introduction to Tokenization
    • Video: What is the difference between a cryptocurrency coin and a token?
    • Reading Assignment: Guide to Crypto Token Types
    • Section 9 - Quiz
    • Student Discussion forum for Section 9 - Cryptocurrency Tokenization
    • Assignment: Create Action Plan (Optional but recommended)
  • 10
    Section 10 - Smart Contracts
    • Video : Introduction to Smart Contracts
    • Video: Smart contracts - Simply Explained
    • Reading Assignment: Decentralized Applications
    • Reading Assignment: 10 Challenges to the Adoption of Smart Contracts
    • Assignment: Short Report on Smart Contracts
    • Section 10 - Quiz
    • Student Discussion forum for Section 10 - Smart Contracts
    • Assignment: Create Action Plan (Optional but recommended)
  • 11
    Section 11: Final Exam - Blockchain Networks and Platforms
    • Final Exam - Blockchain Networks and Platforms
  • 12
    Thank You - and we hope you enjoyed this journey. Are you ready for more?
    • Congratulations - What is Next?
  • 13
    Section 12: Resources
    • 044 - Text: Blockchain Glossary