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Blockchain for Business 2018: The New Industrial Revolution

Video Description

Blockchain technology will transform how businesses operate. Do you want to be a part of the Blockchain journey?

About This Video

  • Learn Blockchain from a business perspective with the real-world examples.
  • Accelerate your business with blockchain

In Detail

You have heard the term blockchain, right? But you are still not very clear about exactly what it is. Or perhaps, you know something about it, but don't understand how it works, where its value comes from, and how is it developing currently.

The blockchain is the technology powering crypto-assets such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and many others. And it has become the hottest field in the tech sector now.

Blockchain has the potential to change the world and few people realize all its far-reaching applications beyond Bitcoin. Its disruptive potential has been compared to that of the Internet. That's why people call it the Internet of money or the Internet of value. You will learn how blockchain works and how it can be applied in various sectors. Moreover, you will get a new perspective on decentralized economic systems, which are expected to play a huge role in the future. This is the sharing economy 2.0 – powered by crypto-economics and blockchain.

The understanding should come first before anyone starts making any decisions with real-world implications. That's why this course is designed in a clearest, accessible, and fun format.

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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 : Blockchain for Business - An introduction
    1. How Blockchain will change the world in 8 pictures 00:06:58
    2. Blockchain for Business - instructor intro and course outline 00:06:05
  2. Chapter 2 : The rise of a new industry
    1. Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies - the fastest growing market we have seen? 00:03:54
    2. Welcome to the world of Blockchain 00:05:40
  3. Chapter 3 : The rationale behind cryptocurrencies
    1. What is money? The three main characteristics of money 00:03:46
    2. A brief history of money - from gold to digital money 00:06:27
    3. Why cryptocurrencies are the next logical step in monetary evolution? 00:01:50
  4. Chapter 4 : Bitcoin: Where it all started
    1. How Bitcoin was born 00:05:09
    2. Early scientific breakthroughs 00:02:07
    3. Major historic milestones preceding Bitcoin's creation 00:03:34
    4. Understanding the idea behind Bitcoin 00:04:36
    5. The advantages of a decentralized payment system 00:09:01
  5. Chapter 5 : Bitcoin's five forces
    1. Bitcoin's five forces 00:00:45
    2. Force #1 - Blockchain 00:03:32
    3. Blockchain - a distributed ledger 00:06:09
    4. Force #2 - Cryptography 00:02:55
    5. Cryptography - the technique used to secure Bitcoin 00:04:31
    6. Force #3 - Consensus 00:03:34
    7. Consensus mechanism - Digital signatures 00:02:42
    8. Consensus mechanism - Introduction to Proof-of-Work 00:07:45
    9. Consensus mechanism - Mining and Proof-of-Work 00:06:50
    10. Consensus mechanism - Game Theory 00:03:02
    11. Consensus mechanism - What happens if miners misbehave? 00:04:10
    12. Consensus mechanism - 51% attacks 00:05:51
    13. Consensus mechanism - an important detail about consensus attacks 00:02:33
    14. Force #4 - P2P network 00:08:20
    15. Force #5 - Software code base 00:04:16
    16. Software code base - the Script programming language 00:04:12
    17. Alternative use cases of Bitcoin 00:07:35
    18. Bitcoin - final remarks 00:02:33
  6. Chapter 6 : Ethereum
    1. Introduction to Ethereum 00:02:38
    2. How Vitalik Buterin created Ethereum 00:04:02
    3. How Ethereum took the idea of Blockchain to the next level 00:04:21
    4. The Ethereum Virtual Machine 00:04:44
    5. Ethereum - a global platform for decentralized applications 00:04:42
    6. Ethereum and Initial Coin Offerings 00:05:30
    7. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations - a look into the future 00:03:36
    8. Ethereum - key takeways 00:02:42
  7. Chapter 7 : Industrial applications of Blockchain
    1. Industry-specific blockchains 00:07:22
    2. Privacy on the Blockchain. Privacy coins (Monero, Zcash, Dash) 00:07:20
    3. The R3 Corda project 00:09:37
    4. The Hyperledger project 00:04:33
    5. Hyperledger frameworks 00:09:02
    6. The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance 00:07:17
    7. The future of Blockchain: Public and private blockchains 00:08:03
  8. Chapter 8 : Blockchain and the Financial sector
    1. Blockchain's disruptive potential 00:04:32
    2. Why banks shouldn't ignore blockchain? 00:06:29
    3. Banking business lines that could be disrupted by blockchain 00:11:40
    4. Trade finance on the blockchain 00:02:47
    5. Blockchain and insurance 00:04:09
    6. Blockchain and investment banking 00:06:14
    7. Blockchain and financial regulators 00:08:54
  9. Chapter 9 : Blockchain and the Consumer goods sector
    1. Blockchain and the Consumer goods sector 00:05:32
    2. Blockchain and Intellectual Property 00:04:32
    3. Blockchain and the food industry supply chain 00:05:53
  10. Chapter 10 : Blockchain and the global tech giants
    1. Blockchain and Google 00:06:45
    2. Blockchain and Facebook 00:06:18
    3. Blockchain and Amazon 00:08:32
    4. Blockchain and Apple 00:05:29
  11. Chapter 11 : A look into the future of Blockchain technology
    1. Current issues and potential solutions to get blockchain to the next level 00:07:18
    2. Scalability solutions 00:03:52
    3. Scalability solutions: Proof-of-Stake 00:05:57
    4. Scalability solutions: Sharding 00:01:44
    5. Scalability solutions: Lightning networks, Plasma, Truebit 00:08:33
    6. Interoperability between blockchains 00:03:23
    7. Next generation blockchains - Tezos, Polkadot, Cosmos, Cardano, Zilliqa 00:05:28
    8. Blockchain for Business - conclusion 00:10:58