Action Spot

blockchain/ burst coin school

Hosted by ActionSpot

General Info:

The Blockchain Fundamentals provided by Burst Community is a comprehensive survey of relevant topics in
cryptocurrency and the wider blockchain space. From a technological standpoint, we start with the basics of
cryptography and economics, establish a solid fundamental understanding of Bitcoin vs burst Coin by building it from the
bottom up, then explore the myriad of ideas and technologies relating to blockchain technology. We will explore the
difference Consensus protocols. We will provide insights to difference of open source blockchain community versus
private coin offerings and what that entails. On the non-technical side, we start with the history of digital currency, then
look at the laws, organizations, trends, and communities behind it to build a complete picture of the ecosystem
surroundinag blockchain technology.

Goal of Program:

Many people find it difficult to understand cryptocurrencies and blockchain, the product of coordination between many
complex components; and it’s hard to see the full picture until all the individual components are fully understood.
Furthermore, since the field is technical and relatively new, cryptocurrency-related discussion by nature is full of jargon.
Therefore, it is easy to get lost trying to follow nearly any conversation on crypto/blockchain if you have not built up the
right background. 

The goal of this course is to surmount the steep learning curve of cryptocurrency. By the end of this course you will understand how cryptocurrencies work and the ideas, technologies, and organizations sprouting from it. Cryptocurrency and the wider blockchain space. From a technological standpoint, we start with the basics of cryptography and economics, establish a solid fundamental understanding of Bitcoin vs burst Coin by building it from the bottom up, then explore the myriad of ideas and technologies relating to blockchain technology. We will explore the difference Consensus protocols. We will provide insights to difference of open source blockchain community versus private coin offerings and what that entails.

 On the non-technical side, we start with the history of digital currency, then look at the laws, organizations, trends, and communities behind it to build a complete picture of the ecosystem surroundinag blockchain technology.

Logistics:

  • Units: 10
  • Date & Time: Tuesdays, 7:00PM – 9:30PM
  • Location: ActionSpot, 453 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Cost: $49.99/session OR $450.00/series
  • Class Format 1.5 hours of lecture per week, 1 hour of discussion per week
  • Communication All of the necessary communication for this course will be done through Telegram group built for class and announced. Weekly homework assignments will be distributed after class, along with the lecture slides.
  • PrerequisitesThis course have no formal prerequisites. However, blockchain is very technical in nature, so coming into this course with knowledge of computer science or cryptography will be extremely helpful, although not required. If you have any concerns about the nature of this course, do not hesitate to reach out to the facilitators.
  • Class Entry PolicyBy permission code. Students are required to (1) attend the first lecture and (2) fill out the discussion preference form to receive a discussion assignment. Students who attend their assigned discussion section in the first week of school are given a permission code and course number to enroll with.

Grading:

GradingP/NP. The class is based on Pass/Not Pass to keep everything on track

Homework and Quizzes (30%)There will be homeworks and quizzes dispersed throughout the course and will be weighted equally. Quizzes will be given during the first 5 minutes of class. Homework will be released after Saturday evening after lecture and will be due the following Saturday at 11:59 pm.
Homework: Homeworks are intended to be interesting prompts. For example, in addition to the occasional write-up, we may have you write your name on the blockchain, or dig up a transaction originating from Silk Road, or comment on Telegram channel with a paragraph arguing for or against the scalability debate.
QuizzesQuizzes are intended to be a quick, easy screen designed for you to demonstrate that you completed your readings for the current week’s topic. We will administer quizzes on random weeks. They will be in the form of 6 multiple choice questions and administered in the first 5 minutes of class. You only have to get 4 of the 6 questions right to get a full score. 
AttendanceWe will take attendance at the beginning of every class. Please go to only your ASSIGNED discussion section. No, you may not switch discussion sections, as we decide sections based on your availability in the beginning of the semester and have limited class sizes. Even though this is a paid session, we expect excused absences to be rare;

You may find full details in our syllabus here.

There are two optional texts which will be used throughout the session. They are both FREE online via the links below.   

SCHEDULE

WEEK

TOPIC

10/23

Introduction to Cryptocurrency. What is Bitcoin, What is Burst, how they differentiate

What type of Consensus protocols exist

10/30

Burst Coin and Blockchain History

11/6

Burst Coin Mechanics vs Bitcoin Mechanics and Optimizations: A Technical Overview

Setting up Burst coin environment

11/13

Building BurstCoin Wallet and doing transactions

API connection

11/20

Burst Coin mining ( setting up the environment for mining)

11/27

Part 1: Burst Coin API + ATM setup, Building Smart Contracts

12/4

Part 2: Part 1: Burst Coin API + ATM setup, Building Smart Contracts

12/11

Comparing Etherium and Burst Coin , Security Build-ins Pro’s and Con’s

12/18

Setting up dApps, building in security

12/20

Building dApps for real time applications, working with Merchants

Closing Session and working in Burst Coin roadmap

   

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