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Course Description

Blockchain has recently become synonymous with “cryptocurrency,” but its applications are much wider than financial transactions. Though cryptocurrencies constitute the most popular of applications, the business applications are endless. In fact, any industry that makes use of an intermediary to verify transactions could in theory make use of blockchain technology. But how do people know if their industry and/or company stands to gain from adopting the technology?

This course provides you with the tools to discern the applicability of blockchain technology to your business model. You will do this by learning about smart contracts and how you can implement minimal trust applications for almost any task imaginable. You will analyze how smart contracts work, how they’re used today, and how to reason about their capabilities, and what ongoing technical challenges they pose. In the course project, you will come up with your own smart contract application and outline the challenges that might exist in its adoption. Ultimately you will walk away with the ability to answer one important question: Does your business need a blockchain?

The courses Cryptocurrencies and Ledgers, Cryptography Essentials, and Blockchain Fundamentals are required to be completed prior to starting this course.

Faculty Author

Ari Juels

Benefits to the Learner

  • Explore how smart contracts are currently being used today
  • Analyze use cases for which smart contracts hold promise
  • Use an understanding of smart contracts to explore blockchain application domains and where and when smart contracts might apply to business challenges

Target Audience

  • Business leaders
  • Technology leaders, including CTOs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Developers and software engineers interested in learning blockchain fundamentals
  • Anyone seeking to develop a greater understanding of blockchain and cryptocurrency
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2 week
Dates
Dec 25, 2019 to Jan 07, 2020
Total Number of Hours
10.0
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Feb 19, 2020 to Mar 03, 2020
Total Number of Hours
10.0
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Contract Fee $0.00
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2 week
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Apr 15, 2020 to Apr 28, 2020
Total Number of Hours
10.0
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Contract Fee $0.00
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2 week
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Jun 10, 2020 to Jun 23, 2020
Total Number of Hours
10.0
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Contract Fee $0.00
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2 week
Dates
Aug 05, 2020 to Aug 18, 2020
Total Number of Hours
10.0
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Contract Fee $0.00
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2 week
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Sep 30, 2020 to Oct 13, 2020
Total Number of Hours
10.0
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Contract Fee $0.00
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2 week
Dates
Nov 25, 2020 to Dec 08, 2020
Total Number of Hours
10.0
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Contract Fee $0.00
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