Monday, November 13, 2017

Announcing two new Fintech courses - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Blockchain, and Smart Contract

I am happy to introduce two new Fintech courses added to our curriculum. 

With the rapid adoption and interest of cryptocurrencies, it is now clear that you have to get acquainted with the technologies behind cryptocurrencies, and how to adopt them to build future applications and systems. 

IOT300 – Fundamentals of Cryptocurrencies – Bitcoin and Ether
A cryptocurrency is a digital asset designed using cryptography to work as a medium of exchange for a transaction. By now, you should have heard of Bitcoin, the first decentralized cryptocurrency that is widely in use today. And in addition to Bitcoin, there exist a number of alternative cryptocurrencies, one of which is known as Ether. Ether is a cryptocurrency like Bitcoin, except that it runs on its own network called Ethereum.

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of cryptocurrencies and how to get started started in mining Bitcoin and Ether.

IOT301 – Building Blockchain-Based Decentralized Applications using Ethereum

One of the hottest technologies of late is no doubt Blockchain. But what is Blockchain? A blockchain is a digital transaction of records that’s arranged in chunks of data called blocks. These blocks then link with one another through a cryptographic validation known as a hashing function. Linked together, these blocks form an unbroken chaina blockchain. A Blockchain is programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of Blockchain, as well as learn how to implement Smart Contracts using Ethereum.

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