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Thursday, August 29 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Mining Explained

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In this course attendees will learn how mining contributes to the protocol of blockchain based cryptocurrencies, including how mining can secure a blockchain network while simultaneously creating an issuance model for a currency. Most importantly, attendees will leave with an understanding of the pros and cons of various mining algorithms and the difference between proof of work and proof of stake mining.  This course will teach some of the basic economic incentives and how they are affected by the price of the cryptocurrency and global macro economic conditions.

What will students learn?
In this session, you'll learn what mining is and how it's used in various blockchains.

This course is appropriate for people new to the industry, professionals, and aspiring blockchain developers who do not yet understand the basics of mining. This course will extend the concepts introduced in the CBP Prep course. 

Prerequisite: none

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Paul Puey

CEO & Co-founder, Edge
Paul is CEO and Co-Founder of Edge, a non-custodial exchange and security platform for blockchain applications. Edge (formerly Airbitz) has won accolades including being one of the top 3 mobile apps for bitcoin in the 2014 Blockchain Awards, being voted in the 'Top 50 FinTech Companies... 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 11:00am - 11:50am MDT