1 - What is Blockchain?
A record keeping systemTrustDecentralizationTrustless environment
2 - How does Blockchain work?
AnnouncementsBlocksNodesChainingVerificationConsensusScalabilityPrivacyCrypto HashingDigital FingerprintingPoW vs PoS
3 - Types of Blockchains
Public vs PrivateOpen vs closedSmart ContractsBlockchain as HistoryTokens / CoinsGas
4 - How is Blockchain different from what we have today?
Decentralized Peer-to-peer architectureSoftware vs FirmwareDatabase vs BlockchainDistributed database or other technology?Data SovereigntyGroup Consensus
5 - What are Use Cases for Blockchain?
Use Case ExamplesCurrencyBanking ServicesVotingMedical RecordsSupply Chain / Value ChainContent DistributionVerification of Software Updates (cars, planes, trains, etc)Law EnforcementTitle and Ownership RecordsSocial Media and Online CredibilityFractional asset ownershipCable Television billingHigh fault toleranceDDoS-proof Public or Private Blockchain?Who are the participants?
6 - What does a Blockchain app look like?
DAppResembles typical full stack web applicationAny internal state changes and all transactions are written to the blockchainNode.jsIDEPublic Blockchain visibilityPrivate Blockchain solutionsOracles
7 - How do I design a Blockchain app?
What does this solution need to let users do?Will the proposed solution reduce or remove the problems and pain points currently felt by users?What should this solution prevent users from doing?Do you need a solution ready for heavy use on day 1?Is your solution idea enhanced by the use of Blockchain? Does the use of Blockchain create a better end-user experience? If so, how?Has your business developed custom software solutions before?What level of support are you going to need?How big is the developer community?Does your vision of the future align with the project or platform's vision of the future?Does the platform aim to make new and significant contributions to the development space, or is it an efficiency / cost play?Should the solution be a public or private Blockchain?Should the solution be an open or closed Blockchain?Create a plan for contract updates and changes!Hybrid solutionsMonetary exchanges?
8 - How do I develop a Blockchain app?
AGILE approach pre-releaseDefine guiding principles up frontSoftware vs FirmwareAnnouncements, not transactions!Classes, not contractsLink contracts to share functionsUse calling contracts to keep contract address the sameHyperledger vs EthereumCONSIDER No of Users * Avg No of Transactions (state changes) per UserShould a Blockless solution be applied?PerformanceSecurityAnonymitySecurityMonolithic vs ModularSandwich complexity model
9 - How do I test a Blockchain app?
Recommend 5x to 10x traditional application testing timeSecurityNetworks
Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.
Who is it For?