Description of Cryptocurrency Foundations
The digital revolution has impacted almost every aspect of our lives, including the way money is made, stored, and used. Cryptocurrency is the latest trend. It is a completely decentralized form of digital money, that is created and exchanged without the intervention of traditional financial institutions. Bitcoin, the most popular form, is on its way to becoming a legitimate global currency.
This short course is for anyone who wants to understand the basics of how cryptocurrencies are created, traded, and mined. Dr. Jonathan Reichental reviews the underlying technology—blockchain databases, hashing, and cryptography—and explains how anyone can create a form of cryptocurrency and offer it for use. He also discusses the process of mining and the hardware and software needed to become a cryptocurrency miner.
What will you learn in Cryptocurrency Foundations?
- What is cryptocurrency?
- Blockchain technology
- Creating cryptocurrency
- Mining cryptocurrency
- What is Cryptocurrency?
- Creating Cryptocurrency
- Cryptocurrency Mining
About Jonathan Reichental
Jonathan Reichental is the CIO for the City of Palo Alto and an award-winning technology leader.
In 2013, he was recognized as one of the 25 doers, dreamers, and drivers in government in America. His innovative work in government has also been recognized by the White House. Dr. Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organizations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun. He is a popular writer, recently coauthoring The Apps Challenge Playbook, and he is a frequent public speaker on a wide range of technology and business-related topics. He teaches classes at University of California, Berkeley, and at the University of San Francisco.
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