Ethereum Beginner Course

On demand: Groups of 10 or more

Ethereum is becoming one of the widely adopted digital currency protocols for developing Blockchain 3.0 applications. Companies and institutions are starting to adopt the Ethereum blockchain to create smart contract based applications in order to automate existing systems and processes.

This course is for individuals who want to understand the basics of Ethereum and what this technology offers in terms of smart contracts. The course will cover the basic design of the Ethereum blockchain, the functioning of the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and an introduction into smart contracts and transactions. It includes current use cases in the Decentralised Applications (DApps) landscape and the recent surge of interest in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), and how ICOs are raising funding using cryptocurrencies, such as ether and bitcoin.

More Information
  • 09:00am – 14:30pm
  • Catering included
  • Blockchain Academy classroom
  • No laptop required
  • Blockchain Academy Certificate of Completion
  • No prior knowledge or experience of bitcoin or the blockchain is required

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Module 1: What is Ethereum?

  • A brief history
  • How does Ethereum differ from Bitcoin?
  • Ethereum design and philosophy
  • Ether – what is it and why is it needed?

Module 2: The Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM)

  • Smart contracts
  • Gas – paying for computations
  • A simple smart contract in action
  • Running contracts on the Ethereum Virtual Machine

Module 3: Ethereum Applications

  • Tokens / ICO’s
  • Decentralised applications
  • Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (The DAO)

Module 4: Securing the Ethereum Blockchain

  • Mining / nodes
  • Proof of Work vs. Proof of Stake
  • Other methods of securing blockchains

Module 5: Ethereum Past, Present, and Future

  • How is Ethereum different from when it launched?
  • Ethereum Enterprise Alliance (EEA)
  • The DAO, DAO hack and resulting chain fork
  • An introduction to a few popular and innovative smart contracts
  • Scaling issues and the plan to scale Ethereum
  • Competition: other smart contract platforms
  • Plans for the future