Monday, 11 December 2017

#BLOCKCHAIN 60 SHORT LECTURES FROM #PRINCETON UNIVERSITY ON #BITCOIN

And so with so many newbies to crypto entering the markets, it behooves me to somewhat start back at the beginning.

And so, over to the experts at Princeton University, for 60 free short lectures on bitcoin and crypto-markets.





Get yourself through this little lot, and you'll likely know more detail on btc, then me!

Intro to Crypto and Cryptocurrencies
1.0 Welcome - 2 mins
1.1 Cryptographic Hash Functions - 18 mins
1.2 Hash Pointers and Data Structures - 8 mins
1.3 Digital Signatures - 9 mins
1.4 Public Keys as Identities - 5 mins
1.5 A Simple Cryptocurrency - 14 mins




How Bitcoin Achieves Decentralization
2.1 Centralization vs. Decentralization - 4 mins
2.2 Distributed Conesensus - 13 mins
2.3 Consensus Without Identity: the Blockchain - 17 mins
2.4 Incentives and Proof of Work - 19 mins
2.5 Putting It All Together - 18 mins


Mechanics of Bitcoin
3.1 Bitcoin Transactions - 11 mins
3.2 Bitcoin Scripts - 15 mins
3.3 Applications of Bitcoin Scripts - 14 mins
3.4 Bitcoin Blocks - 5 mins
3.5 The Bitcoin Network - 18 mins
3.6 Limitations & Improvements - 11 mins


How to Store and Use Bitcoin
4.1 How to Store and Use Bitcoins - 6 mins
4.2 Hot and Cold Storage - 13 mins
4.3 Splitting and Sharing Keys - 11 mins
4.4 Online Wallets and Exchanges - 19 mins
4.5 Payment Services - 8 mins
4.6 Transaction Fees - 5 mins
4.7 Currency Exchange Markets - 16 mins


Bitcoin Mining
5.1 The Task of Bitcoin Miners - 10 mins
5.2 Mining Hardware - 23 mins
5.3 Energy Consumption & Ecology - 14 mins
5.4 Mining Pools - 14 mins
5.5 Mining Incentives and Strategies - 23 mins


Bitcoin and Anonymity
6.1 Anonymity Basics - 26 mins
6.2 How to De-anonymize Bitcoin - 18 mins
6.3 Mixing - 21 mins
6.4 Decentralized Mixing - 14 mins
6.5 Zerocoin and Zerocash - 19 mins
6.6 Tor and the Silk Road - 11 mins


Community, Politics, and Regulation
7.1 Consensus in Bitcoin - 6 mins
7.2 Bitcoin Core Software - 10 mins
7.3 Stakeholders: Who's in Charge - 9 mins
7.4 Roots of Bitcoin - 9 mins
7.5 Governments Notice Bitcoin - 9 mins
7.6 Anti Money-Laundering - 5 mins
7.7 Regulation - 11 mins
7.8 New York's BitLicense Proposal - 10 mins


Alternative Mining Puzzles
8.1 Essential Puzzle Requirements - 5 mins
8.2 ASIC Resistant Puzzles - 13 mins
8.3 Proof-of-useful-work - 9 mins
8.4 Nonoutsourceable Puzzles - 7
8.5 Proof-of-Stake "Virtual Mining" - 8 mins


Bitcoin as a Platform
9.1 Bitcoin as an Append-Only Log - 16 mins
9.2 Bitcoin as Smart Property - 16 mins
9.3 Secure Multi-Party Lotteries in Bitcoin - 10 mins
9.4 Bitcoin as Randomness Source - 18 mins
9.5 Prediction Markets & Real-World Data Feeds - 23 mins


Altcoins and the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem
10.1 Short History of Altcoins - 21 mins
10.2 Interaction Between Bitcoin and Altcoins - 15 mins
10.3 Lifecycle of an Altcoin - 15 mins
10.4 Bitcoin-Backed Altcoins, "Side Chains" - 11 mins


The Fututre of Bitcoin?

11.1 The Blockchain as a Vehicle for Decentralization - 14 mins
11.2 Routes to Blockchain Integration - 28 mins
11.3 What Can We Decentralize? - 24 mins
11.4 When is Decentralization a Good Idea? - 16 mins




Time to ...

Get Rich with Crypto-Currencies!



Get Rich with Crypto-Currencies!




And that's .... 

#TheWhiteRabbit!

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