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Blockchain Foundations

Estimated Time: 47 min

Course Level: Beginner


Blockchain technology is based on principles and concepts of cryptography, distributed computing and economics. This video lesson explains how underlying computer internet technology and cryptography enable and secure blockchain systems and also explores fundamental Bitcoin concepts.

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You'll Learn To

  • Define blockchains, their common uses and the economic and social motivations behind them
  • Explore the basic structure and security of underlying cryptographic functions
  • Investigate the "art and science" of blockchain security
  • Identify the hardware and software layers that make up the internet and create the foundation for blockchain ecosystems
  • Recognize different blockchain structures
  • Understand the motivation and history of the Bitcoin blockchain system