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Thursday, August 29 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Ethereum Explained

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Slide deck:https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1knmr4o2h-sozeR_DhcOhqjE10jvgIhtj0Ywa8oW50WU/edit?usp=sharing

This session is designed to launch you into the Ethereum learning curve. You'll find out what it does, how it works (at a high level), how it differs from Bitcoin, and gain insight into decentralized applications that are currently running on the Ethereum blockchain. We'll conclude with a look at the broader Ethereum ecosystem (EF, Parity, meetups, Consenys, etc.), and provide resources & recommended next steps for further learning.

What will students learn?
- The value proposition for decentralized smart contracts
- How Ethereum differs from Bitcoin
- Ethereum's architecture (30,000-foot view)
- Examples of DApps
- Challenges facing Ethereum (Security & Scaling)
- Key players in the Ethereum ecosystem

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry and professionals who want to understand how the Ethereum network works.

Prerequisite: none

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Kent Barton

Head of Research and Development, ShapeShift
I fell headlong down the crypto rabbit hole in 2012 after learning about Bitcoin. Two years later I founded the Ethereum Denver meetup. This community has given me a first-row seat to the rapid growth of the Ethereum ecosystem. Over the past two years, I've served as a steward of... Read More →

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Shannon Ewing

After spending a decade in the field implementing International Development and Humanitarian Aid projects, Shannon entered the blockchain/cryptocurrency space seeking ways the technology can be employed to create resources in developing regions.Having worked with organizations such... Read More →

Thursday August 29, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm MDT