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Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Understanding Ethereum

Overview

Understanding Ethereum Course Overview

In this course, we will examine the origins and purpose of Ethereum. We will also compare how its purpose is different from Bitcoin as digital currency because Ethereum allows the use of Smart Contracts and Decentralized Applications (Dapps). We will also teach you how the supply and demand fundamentals of Ethereum is unique. After taking this course, you will have a greater appreciation for the Ethereum network.

Lesson Objectives

  • Understand what is Ethereum and the difference between Ether and Ethereum
  • Differentiate between proof of work and proof of stake.
  • Learn about the purpose and background of Ethereum.
  • Understand what Smart Contracts and Dapps are.
  • Be able to explain how the concept of Gas works in Ethereum.

Who Should Take This Course?


Understanding Ethereum is aimed at learners who want to learn more about how Ethereum fits into the exciting new field of Decentralized Finance (DeFi).

Cryptocurrency Intermediates: Understanding Ethereum

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Level 2

Approx 2h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

FinTech Industry Professional (FTIP)™
  • Skills Learned Financial Technology Fundamentals, Data Science and Machine Learning, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
  • Career Prep Data Science and Machine Learning, Data Analyst, Business Analyst, Software Developer
Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets Specialist
  • Skills Learned Purpose of Cryptocurrencies, Technical understanding of Digital Assets, Cryptocurrency Analysis
  • Career Prep Crypto Fundraiser, DeFi Analyst, Blockchain Product Manager, Tokenomics Specialist, Crypto Fund Investment Manager

What our students say

Love to learn more as ETH is a second alternative to BTC
Ethereum is an alternative coin to BTC and is developing at a robust pace. This course provides all the materials we need to know about the ETH Historically and its technical language

Arvin winatha


Less than perfect as some crucial conversion math was excluded (ETH to USD)

Leif Krister Evenmyr

Good course
I never understood the technicalities of Ethereum. This course is very insightful. I have a better understanding of Ethereum and Cryptocurrency in general.

Onyedika Nwoji

clear and interesting
clear and interesting

Emanuele Ghidoni

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