Course Description:

This course provides a comprehensive overview of blockchain technology and its applications. Students will learn about the underlying technology of blockchain, how it works, and its potential impact on various industries. The course will cover both technical and non-technical aspects of blockchain, including consensus mechanisms, smart contracts, cryptocurrencies, and decentralized applications.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    Define blockchain technology and its key components

    Describe the history and evolution of blockchain technology

    Explain how blockchain works and its potential applications

    Analyze the potential impact of blockchain technology on various industries

    Identify key challenges and opportunities in blockchain development and adoption

    Develop smart contracts using Solidity programming language

    Understand how to create and deploy decentralized applications on a blockchain network

    Evaluate the role of cryptocurrencies in blockchain ecosystems

    Discuss ethical, legal, and regulatory issues related to blockchain technology

Course Outline:

Module 1:

Introduction to Blockchain Technology

    History and evolution of blockchain technology

    Basic concepts of blockchain technology

    Key components of blockchain technology

    Distributed ledger technology

Module 2:

Blockchain Architecture

    Consensus mechanisms

    Cryptography in blockchain

    Public vs. private blockchains

    Smart contracts

Module 3:

Decentralized Applications (DApps)

    Building decentralized applications

    Decentralized storage and computing

    Interoperability and scalability

Module 4:


    Cryptocurrency basics

    Bitcoin and its history

    Alternative cryptocurrencies

    Initial coin offerings (ICOs)

Module 5:

Blockchain Applications

    Industry-specific applications of blockchain

    Case studies of blockchain applications in finance, supply chain, and identity verification

    Blockchain governance and regulation

Required Textbook:

“Mastering Blockchain: Distributed Ledger Technology, Decentralization, and Smart Contracts Explained, Second Edition” by Imran Bashir

Note: This is a comprehensive course that covers both technical and non-technical aspects of blockchain technology. Students are not required to have any prior knowledge of blockchain, but familiarity with basic programming concepts and computer science principles is recommended.

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