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Introduction to Crypto and Cryptocurrencies

Learn about cryptographic building blocks ("primitives") and reason about their security. Work through how these primitives can be used to construct simple cryptocurrencies. ...
6 vidéos (Total 59 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
6 vidéos
Welcome1 min
Cryptographic Hash Functions18 min
Hash Pointers and Data Structures8 min
Digital Signatures9 min
Public Keys as Identities5 min
A Simple Cryptocurrency14 min
1 lecture
Course Information10 min
1 heure pour terminer

How Bitcoin Achieves Decentralization

Learn Bitcoin's consensus mechanism and reason about its security. Appreciate how security comes from a combination of technical methods and clever incentive engineering. ...
5 vidéos (Total 74 min)
5 vidéos
Distributed Consensus13 min
Consensus without Identity: the Block Chain17 min
Incentives and Proof of Work19 min
Putting It All Together18 min
1 heure pour terminer

Mechanics of Bitcoin

Learn how the individual components of the Bitcoin protocol make the whole system tick: transactions, script, blocks, and the peer-to-peer network. ...
6 vidéos (Total 78 min)
6 vidéos
Bitcoin Scripts15 min
Applications of Bitcoin Scripts14 min
Bitcoin Blocks5 min
The Bitcoin Network18 min
Limitations & Improvements11 min
4 heures pour terminer

How to Store and Use Bitcoins

This week we'll explore how using Bitcoins works in practice: different ways of storing Bitcoin keys, security measures, and various types of services that allow you to trade and transact with bitcoins. ...
7 vidéos (Total 81 min), 1 quiz
7 vidéos
Hot and Cold Storage13 min
Splitting and Sharing Keys11 min
Online Wallets and Exchanges19 min
Payment Services8 min
Transaction Fees5 min
Currency Exchange Markets16 min
1 heure pour terminer

Bitcoin Mining

We already know that Bitcoin relies crucially on mining. But who are the miners? How did they get into this? How do they operate? What's the business model like for miners? What impact do they have on the environment? ...
5 vidéos (Total 86 min)
5 vidéos
Mining Hardware23 min
Energy Consumption & Ecology14 min
Mining Pools14 min
Mining Incentives and Strategies23 min
2 heures pour terminer

Bitcoin and Anonymity

Is Bitcoin anonymous? What does that statement even mean—can we define it rigorously? We'll learn about the various ways to improve Bitcoin's anonymity and privacy and learn about Bitcoin's role in Silk Road and other hidden marketplaces. ...
6 vidéos (Total 112 min)
6 vidéos
How to de-anonymize Bitcoin18 min
Mixing21 min
Decentralized Mixing14 min
Zerocoin and Zerocash19 min
Tor and the Silk Road11 min
4 heures pour terminer

Community, Politics, and Regulation

We'll look at all the ways that the world of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency technology touches the world of people. We'll discuss the community, politics within Bitcoin and the way that Bitcoin interacts with politics, and law enforcement and regulation issues. ...
8 vidéos (Total 75 min), 1 quiz
8 vidéos
Bitcoin Core Software10 min
Stakeholders: Who's in Charge?9 min
Roots of Bitcoin9 min
Governments Notice Bitcoin9 min
Anti Money-Laundering5 min
Regulation11 min
New York's BitLicense Proposal10 min
1 heure pour terminer

Alternative Mining Puzzles

Not everyone is happy about how Bitcoin mining works: its energy consumption and the fact that it requires specialized hardware are major sticking points. This week we'll look at how mining can be re-designed in alternative cryptocurrencies. ...
5 vidéos (Total 45 min)
5 vidéos
ASIC Resistant Puzzles13 min
Proof-of-useful-work9 min
Nonoutsourceable Puzzles7 min
Proof-of-Stake "Virtual Mining"8 min
1 heure pour terminer

Bitcoin as a Platform

One of the most exciting things about Bitcoin technology is its potential to support applications other than currency. We'll study several of these and study the properties of Bitcoin that makes this possible. ...
5 vidéos (Total 85 min)
5 vidéos
Bitcoin As Smart Property16 min
Secure Multi-Party Lotteries in Bitcoin10 min
Bitcoin As Randomness Source18 min
Prediction Markets & Real-World Data Feeds23 min
1 heure pour terminer

Altcoins and the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

Hundreds of altcoins, or alternative cryptocurrencies, have been started, either to fix Bitcoin's perceived flaws or to pursue different goals and properties. We'll look at everything that goes into an altcoin and how they interact with Bitcoin. ...
4 vidéos (Total 64 min)
4 vidéos
Interaction Between Bitcoin and Altcoins15 min
Lifecycle of an Altcoin15 min
Bitcoin-Backed Altcoins, "Side Chains"11 min
1 heure pour terminer

The Future of Bitcoin?

The use of Bitcoin technology for decentralizing property, markets, and so on has been hailed as a recipe for economic and political disruption. We'll look at the technological underpinnings of these proposals and the potential impact on society. ...
4 vidéos (Total 84 min)
4 vidéos
Routes to Blockchain Integration28 min
What Can We Decentralize?24 min
When Is Decentralization a Good Idea?16 min
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par MBMar 11th 2018

Great course, a very broad and in-depth overview of concepts surrounding cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin in particular. Would be great to have an update of course; perhaps once the ICO craze is over? (-:

par AGDec 23rd 2017

I've gained a strong knowledge of Bitcoin's architecture but wish this course was updated to include the developments of the last two years. A few lectures on alt-coins would have been useful as well.



Arvind Narayanan

Associate Professor
Computer Science

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