Introduction to Blockchain Technology

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This module lays the groundwork for understanding blockchain  technology. It will offer a low-level entry into the technology, by  discussing its origins, its key technological features and its different  potential applications. Central features such as wallets and  transactions will be discussed and crucial notions such as hashes,  blocks and chains will be explained. After completing this module,  participants will have: A basic understanding of the origins and the key  technological aspects of blockchain technology, A basic understanding  of different architectures and myriad potential applications of  blockchain technologies.


Quinn DuPont

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Quinn  DuPont studies human and social dimensions of cybersecurity,  cryptography, and code. He is currently a postdoctoral Research  Associate at the School of Information, University of Washington. He has  a PhD in Information Science (Toronto), and is an ALA-accredited  librarian (Western), with a decade of industry experience as a Senior  Information Specialist at IBM, an IT consultant, and a usability and  experience designer. His current research focuses on Bitcoin,  cryptocurrencies, and blockchain technologies. He is a member of the  Standards Council of Canada, ISO, and IEEE Blockchain committees. His  book, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchains (Polity), is a scholarly survey  of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies in society.

Wessel Reijers

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Wessel  Reijers studies philosophy and ethics of technology and has a strong  interest in the study of financial and governance technologies. He is  currently a PhD researcher at the ADAPT Centre, School of Computing,  Dublin City University in Ireland. His current research focuses on the  integration of ethics in research and innovation activities. One outcome  of this research is the Ethics Canvas, which can be used by researchers  to discuss ethical impacts of their work. He has published in several  academic journals on the topics of hermeneutic philosophy of technology,  blockchain technologies, social contract theory, the digital commons  and ethics in research and innovation.

Publication Year: 2018

Introduction to Blockchain Technology
  • Course Provider: Future Directions
  • Course Number: FDBLKEDU0001
  • Duration (Hours): 1
  • Credits: 0.1 CEU/ 1 PDH