Ethereum Blockchain

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Describe key blockchain concepts such as keys, cryptology, networks, nodes, and mining
  • Set up and use an Ethereum account
  • Send and check transactions using the Ethereum network

This lesson will start with a focus on the theory behind cryptology and blockchain technologies, then we will perform a practical exercise, setting up a wallet, and executing transactions.

Introduction

Only a few years ago, monetary transactions needed a central control authority to be sent and received. This central control authority created and maintained a database of transactions, and could both modify and block users' transactions.

In 2009, Bitcoin ushered in the first ...

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