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Mastering Blockchain: An Introduction

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This is a 4-hour intensive class that will give you an explanatory tour of the blockchain organism. Created and led by Ivy League professors and industry experts, this course is geared toward non-IT professionals working in consulting, finance and business, as well as engineering professionals interested in developing and researching blockchain-based products. No prior exposure to blockchain or technical knowledge is required.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what blockchain is, how it works, and why it is revolutionary.
  • Gain insights into key concepts of blockchain technology such as mining, hashing, proof-of-work, and the double-spend problem.
  • Comprehend design principles and challenges for blockchain technology.


Schedule:

***TICKET PRICE INCLUDES BOTH TWO PARTS OF THE LECTURE. DON'T NEED TO PURCHASE AGAIN.

PART I: July 8

  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm | 2-hour Interactive Online Lecture
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm | Q&A Open Discussion

PART II: July 15

  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm | 2-hour Interactive Online Lecture
  • 3:30pm – 4:00pm | Q&A Open Discussion


Syllabus:

  • Blockchain Jargon Explained
  • A deeper dive into the Bitcoin and Ethereum
  • Structural technologies behind a Blockchain Network (consensus, PoW, PoS, etc)
  • Enterprise Blockchain (IBM Hyperledger, etc)
  • Overview of Blockchain Applications (ICO, STO, Facebook Libra, JPM coin, IoT, smart grid, supply chain, etc)

This course includes:

  • Follow-up written assignment - Q&A will be available via Slack
  • Your very own badge of course completion that is stored and shared on Blockchain that you can claim by practicing the toolsets you have gained from this course
  • E-Coursebook including lecture slides, recommended readings, assignments and more.
  • Access to our Slack group which will continuously be within your reach. It will be a safe space to share and discuss blockchain technologies with our instructors and blockchain experts from our community, e.g., share an interesting article, validate your business ideas, ask for career advice etc.


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About the Instructor:

Chong Li, PHD (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chongli727/).

Dr. Li is an expert in the field of AI and blockchain technology. He is a co-founder of NTLabs, a blockchain and AI-focused research lab, and also an adjunct professor at Columbia University, teaching graduate-level courses such as blockchain, reinforcement learning and convex optimization. Dr. Li holds more than 200 patents. He’s also the author of the book “Reinforcement Learning for Cyber-physical Systems” (Taylor & Francis CRC press).

In addition to publishing papers on top-ranking academic journals, including Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Communications Magazine, Automatica, etc., he serves as a reviewer and technical program committee for most prestigious journals and conferences in communications and control societies as well. Dr. Li is a grant reviewer for Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. He is an IEEE senior member.


Students who have attended Dr.Li’s Blockchain course have commented:

“Great professor who is very knowledgeable in the space. The things they’re doing in fog computing are out of this world!”
“Good at explaining concepts and giving detailed case study to help student to understand.”
“He was so good and creative at delivering.”
“Quite approachable and his lecture is well organized.”
“I enjoy Professor Chong Li’s Lectures. He is always able to quickly capture student’s confusions and deliver exact answers. His classes are profound and funny.”
“Patient and knowledgeable. Available for students”
“Prof. Li is very responsible and explain the knowledge very detailed and absolutely has insight to blockchain area”
“He is really patient about each question asked by student and gave exhausted answer about it. So I can understand his class quite well.”
“Professor Chong Li has great delivery in the classroom, and is able to explain hard concepts clearly.”

*Should the class not meet your expectation, we’d be more than eager to hear what you have to say and offer you a FULL REFUND of the class.


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