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.
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 ...