Blockchain Foundations Training (online)

Blockchain Foundations

The content in this video series was written and produced by the Education Curriculum Working Group

01 Intro to Blockchain & Crypto

In this video, you will learn.

  • The reasons that make blockchain important
  • The economic impact of blockchain
  • About blockchain as a solution to business needs
  • About blockchain & cryptocurrency adoption
  • The impact of cryptocurrency adoption on government

02 History & Drivers

In this video, you will learn…

  • The history of blockchain
  • Key blockchain concepts
  • The drivers that led to the innovation and adoption of blockchain
  • The establishment of the blockchain and cryptocurrency ecosystems
  • The evolution of blockchains and cryptocurrencies

03 Benefits of Blockchain

In this video, you will learn…

  • The benefits of blockchain
  • How blockchain maintains a history of transactions
  • How transactions are immutable
  • How blockchain enhances security
  • How blockchain maintains integrity & traceability
  • The benefits of decentralization in blockchain
  • How blockchain uses smart contracts
  • How blockchain can be used to recognize accounting data and supports auditing

04 What is Blockchain?

In this video, you will learn…

  • The attributes of a blockchain solution
  • Describes how the Bitcoin blockchain works
  • Describes the types of blockchain
  • Describes the use of digital assets on ledgers

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05 Use Cases

We want to use this video to promote how are members use blockchain for uses such as:

  • asset management
  • acquisition management
  • banking
  • cybersecurity
  • defense
  • energy
  • intellectual-property
  • healthcare
  • identity management
  • supply chain
  • voting

06 Risks

In this video, you will learn how blockchain is related to existing risks including:

  • How blockchain disrupts existing “Trust Broker” industries
  • How phishing is successfully used to steal crypto assets
  • How exchanges are vulnerable to cryptocurrency losses
  • How cryptocurrency is used for and against nation-states
  • How blockchain is used for and against criminal actors

You will also learn how blockchain is related to new risks, including:

  • Technical risks
  • Unmet expectations (hype vs reality)
  • Loss of investment
  • Uncertain regulatory environment
  • Loss of global competitiveness

07 How Blockchain Works

In this video, you will learn how blockchains work. It includes:

    • Blockchain types (Public, Private & Hybrid)
    • Blockchain platforms
    • Blockchain features
    • Ledger types (Centralized, Decentralized, Distributed)
    • Key concepts (Encryption, Attestation, Consensus)

08 Whats in the Hash?

In this video, you will learn:

  • About the definition of a Hash Function
  • Attributes and format of a Hash Function
  • Security of a Hash Function
  • Importance & use of a Hash Function in blockchain

09 Hashes, MerkleTrees & Mining

In this video, you will learn:

  • The importance & use of a Hash Function in blockchains
  • How hashes are blended to form a Merkle Tree
  • How transactions are hashed and entered a block
  • How blocks are chained together using hashes
  • The contents of a block
  • The role, functions, and consideration of mining
  • The role and use of the Transaction Database
  • How the blocks are replicated across the network
  • About blockchain protocols

10 Other Blockchain Tech

In this lesson, you will learn about alternative blockchain technologies including:

  • The IOTA / Tangle technology
  • Lighting Network
  • Hashgraph
  • Directed Acyclic Graph (DAG)

11 Movement of Value

In this video you will learn about:

  • What is money and how cryptocurrency is/is-not money
  • What are utility tokens
  • What are securities
  • What are currencies
  • The environment/ecosystem to move value
  • Crypto & blockchain technology framework
  • Crypto & blockchain business framework
  • Crypto & blockchain economic framework (tokenomic)
  • The regulatory framework

12 Smart Contracts & DAOs

In this video, you will learn…

  • What smart contracts are
  • The components and functions of smart contracts
  • What Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO) are
  • The first DAO and fallout from “the DAO Hack”
  • The intersection of AI, blockchain, and IOT

13 Using Crypto

In this video, you will learn about:

  • Are cryptocurrencies safe?
  • Risk of loss or theft
  • Security considerations
  • Cryptocurrency and anonymity
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer
  • Investment in cryptocurrency
  • What is next?