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March 16, 2020 Leave a comment


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Online Educational Course “Solidity Path: Beginner to Intermediate Smart Contracts”

The content of the modules:


  • Making the Zombie Factory
  • Zombies Attack Their Victims
  • Advanced Solidity Concepts
  • Zombie Battle System
  • ERC721 & Crypto-Collectibles
  • App Front-ends & Web3.js


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March 3, 2020 Leave a comment


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Online Educational Course “Learn Solidity with Space Doggo: an Interactive Solidity Tutorial”

The content of the modules:

  • Contracts
  • Variables
  • Arithmetics
  • Structs
  • Mappings
  • Using Structs
  • Using Mappings
  • Hashes and Typecasting


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March 2, 2020 Leave a comment

Cognitive Class

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Online Educational Course “Blockchain Essentials”

The content of the modules:

Module 1 – What is Blockchain?

  • Business networks
  • Assets
  • Ledgers, Transactions and Contracts
  • The problem with existing networks
  • How blockchain solves this problem
  • Different types of blockchain
  • Requirements of a blockchain for business

Module 2 – Example Blockchain Networks

  • Overview of active networks
  • TradeLens – Improving global trade
  • IBM Food Trust – Supply chain transparency
  • IBM World Wire – Global payments
  • Decentralised and trusted identity
  • Further examples by industry
  • Key players for blockchain adoption

Module 3 – IBM and Blockchain

  • How IBM can help with a blockchain project
  • IBM’s blockchain strategy
  • The IBM Blockchain Platform
  • The Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project
  • Hyperledger Fabric
  • Continuing your blockchain journey
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Coursera: University at Buffalo

February 22, 2020 Leave a comment

University at Buffalo

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Online Educational Course “Smart Contracts“

This second course of the Blockchain specialization will help you design, code, deploy and execute a smart contract – the computational element of the blockchain technology.

Smart contracts allow for implementing user-defined operations of arbitrary complexity that are not possible through plain cryptocurrency protocols. They allow users to implement conditions, rules and policies of the domain applications. Smart contracts are a powerful feature that, when properly designed and coded, can result in autonomous, efficient and transparent systems.

You will design and program smart contracts in Solidity language, test and deploy them in the Remix development environment, and invoke them from a simple web interface that Remix provides.

This course features best practices for designing solutions with smart contracts using Solidity and Remix IDE. Main concepts are delivered through videos, demos and hands-on exercises.


WEEK 1. Smart Contract Basics

The purpose of this module is to introduce the reasons for a smart contract and its critical role in transforming blockchain technology from enabling decentralized systems. We will explore the structure and basic concepts of a smart contract through examples, and illustrate Remix ( web IDE for deploying and interacting with a smart contract.

WEEK 2. Solidity

Our goal is to master the basics of Solidity, a high-level language that is a combination of Javascript, Java and C++. It is specially designed to write smart contracts and to target the Ethereum Virtual Machine. Learners will be able to follow demonstrations and practice using Solidity.

WEEK 3. Putting it all Together

This module focuses on the development of the Ballot smart contract incrementally to illustrate various features including time dependencies, validation outside the function code using access modifiers, asserts and require declarations, and event logging.

WEEK 4. Best Practices

This module will focus on best practices including evaluating whether a blockchain-based solution is suitable for your problem, designing Solidity smart contracts, and those relating to Remix IDE.

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Edx: Berkeley University of California

February 16, 2020 Leave a comment

Berkeley University of California

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Online Educational Course “Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies “



Bitcoin Protocol & Consensus: A High Level Overview

  • Basic Concepts
  • Bitcoin From The Ground Up

Blockchain History: From the Cypherpunk Movement to JP Morgan Chase

  • Pre-Bitcoin
  • Early Bitcoin
  • Scalability Debate and Ethereum
  • Enterprise Blockchain
  • State of the Industry

Bitcoin Mechanics & Optimizations: A Technical Overview

  • Cryptographic Hash Functions
  • A Tamper-Evident Database
  • Signatures, ECDSA, and Addresses
  • Bitcoin Script
  • Advanced Bitcoin Script

Bitcoin in Real Life: Wallet Mechanics, Mining, & More

  • Wallets
  • Wallet Mechanics
  • Mining
  • Real World Mining
  • Bitcoin Governance

Game Theory & Network Attacks: How to Destroy Bitcoin

  • Pool Strategies
  • Double Spending
  • Censorship
  • Selfish Mining
  • Defenses

Ethereum & Smart Contracts: Enabling a Decentralized Future

  • Smart Contracts
  • Ethereum
  • Ethereum Virtual Machine
  • Ethereum Use Cases
  • Ethereum Ecosystem
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Edx: Berkeley University of California

February 9, 2020 Leave a comment

Berkeley University of California

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Online Educational Course “Blockchain Technology “



Trust without Trust: Distributed Systems & Consensus

  • Distributed Systems
  • Voting Based Consensus
  • Nakamoto Consensus
  • Proof-of-Stake
  • Federated Consensus

Securing Incentives: Cryptoeconomics & Proof-of-Stake

  • Cryptoeconomics
  • Cryptography
  • Economics
  • Proof-of-Stake
  • Attacks

Real-World Applications: Enterprise Blockchain

  • Enterprise Blockchain Overview
  • Enterprise Blockchain Platforms
  • Use Cases & Industries
  • Culture & ICOs
  • Regulation & Caveats

Cryptocurrency for the Masses: Scaling Blockchain

  • Background
  • Vertical Scaling On-Chain
  • Vertical Scaling Off-Chain
  • Horizontal Scaling
  • Advanced Scaling & Generalizations

The Fight for Privacy: Anonymity, Mixing & Altcoins

  • Anonymity Basics
  • Deanonymization
  • Anonymity Through Mixing
  • Anonymity Through Altcoins
  • Advanced Anonymity & Generalizations
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Trust-Less 2020: A Proof-Of-Stake Validator Summit

February 9, 2020 Leave a comment

Trust-Less 2020: A Proof-Of-Stake Validator Summit


Themes covered:



  • How Proof-Of-Stake (PoS) Blockchains Work (An Introduction)
  • Transitioning From PoW Mining To PoS Mining (And Why It’s Worth Doing)
  • Validator Economics: How To Calculate Equipment Costs / Mining Rewards
  • Approaches To Validator Architecture & Security: Trust Model & Slashing Basics
  • Staking-As-A-Service Business Model: AKA How I Learned To Mine & Stake (Case Study)
  • Decentralization: Metrics & Methodology For Determining The Health (And Viability) Of A Blockchain Network with Reseachers from ConsenSys
  • A Deep Dive Into Proof Of Stake (PoS) Validator Security & Attack Vectors
  • How To Identify Which Proof-Of-Stake Networks Are Worth Mining (Being A Validator For)
  • How To Acquire Stake: The Different Profiles Of Stakers (Community, Funds, & Service Providers)
  • What Makes A Good Network Custodian: A Candid Discussion On Incentive Alignment
  • Validator Tooling: Innovations On UX
  • Historical Layer-1 Launches (Cosmos + Tezos Case Studies) From The Eyes Of A Validator
  • Heroku For Staking: Democratizing Staking So That Anyone (Not Just Institutions) Can Participate
  • Should Your VC Fund Stake Or Run A Validator?
  • A Candid Discussion On The Future Of Staking-As-A-Service: Exchanges, 0% Fees, and Centralization
  • How To Stay Out Of Jail: Regulatory Basics For A Startup In The Blockchain Space (US-based & International)
  • Crypto Taxes 101: How Taxes For Validators / Block Rewards Work
  • Experimental Business Models For Staking-As-A-Service Companies

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