18. January 2020 - 8:30 till 12:00
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Intro to Blockchain/Cryptocurrency (Part 1 of 2) | La Quinta Inn & Suites Houston – Galleria | Saturday, 18. January 2020

The Introduction to Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies Class is the absolute best starting place for anyone that wants to become a blockchain professional. Understanding both present and past is more difficult than ever, and we have curated excellent content to guarantee that you know all the essential information to set yourself apart from those that have tried teaching themselves on the internet. In this class you’ll be taught the history, terminology, and basics of how blockchain technology works as well as some of the big picture philosophies and ideas that spurred modern blockchain technologies into existence.
Below is a list of topics that will be covered in the class.

What is money? Basic concepts
History of Blockchain Technology
Blockchain Terminology - Mining, Nodes, Smart contracts, Oracles, etc.
Advantages of Cryptocurrencies over Fiat Currencies
Basics of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT - Blockchains, DAGs, etc.
Types of Consensus mechanisms - PoW, PoS, etc. 
Basics of Cryptography - encryption, public and private keys, hashing algorithms
Types of Wallets