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A while back on here I asked if anyone had done the Blockchain for Business crypto course at Cornell (eCornell) run by Ari Jules of Chainlink/Town Crier fame and another guy Rafael Pass https://www.ecornell.com/certificates/technology/blockchain-for-business/ Nobody on here had seemed to have done it and as they gave me a 20% discount because I hadn't signed up immediately (via email) and after tax (as I paid it through my company) I ended up doing it, paying about €1200, versus a base price of $3600.
I signed up partly through interest but also because I would like to work in blockchain somehow as a non-developer (business analyst, project manager etc.) and where I am (Ireland) there are very few people who have any sort of qualifications in blockchain and I wanted to put myself ahead of the pack. There are also extremely few jobs in blockchain here but when they do come around hopefully I'll look like a good candidate. This is obviously my fall back if crypto doesn't go lunar within the next few years.
I have to say I thought it was really, really interesting and well done. I was able to complete most of it in work as I was quite quiet at the time and it was engrossing, really. Unlike most courses I've done in school, online or uni, I had to do most of the work - on the online portal, they talked me through some basics and then set assignments (some are individual, some are group discussions where you are encouraged to comment on other's posts), which involved research. Most of this research was finding real-life examples of things like encryption, consensus methods and companies actually using blockchain today.

>> No.14159900

It went through how encryption works, why it works, consensus methods, public vs private chains, secure signatures, applicability to business etc. but most of the work as I said will be on your side and that is where the real learning is done. One of the things asked was to compare consensus methods from the crypto top ten, so i did Tron (dPoS) and Stellar (mental stuff) as I already know a bit about PoS and PoW, so that way I learned a good bit about them. A small amount was done on smart contracts but nothing on oracles really so nothing really pointing at chainlink if that's what you were thinking. The guy Rafael Pass does most of the videos, (oh yeah, the layout is short videos followed by assignments then more videos), but Ari does a few also.
The feedback was very good (feedback is from a course instructor rather than either guy from the videos) and the group discussions were also great as everybody finds different stuff which broadens your understanding. You can tell some people aren't used to writing formally though lol and one guy went off about Jamie Dimon like an eejit.
I'm currently doing the Linux Blockchain for Business course which cost $80 after I found a discount code online which is a longer course but considerably more boring, and also pointed at Hyperledger rather than crypto as a whole. For the price though, you will get plenty out of it. I hear plenty of criticism for Hyperledger though...it's hard to know what to cover but if I can get a course done on Hyperledger and maybe Corda (I come from a banking background) then that might look well.

>> No.14159908

>(((university)))
When some IMF whore meant that crypto could restore the trust in the current institutional order and laughed. Fuck those dinosaur institutions and their agents to dead.

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Overall I'd highly recommend the course even if you're already quite well versed in crypto if you can afford it or if you can get someone else to pay for it. Definitely at least wait for the 20% reduction email. But it is well done, surprisingly so. I've been reading enormous amounts about crypto for 2 years but there's still plenty I got out of the course. It won't really help developers with the technical understanding of crypto but if a dev was looking to love into crypto it would be a good place to get an overview.
tl;dr it's expensive but good. The same resources are I'm sure available online for free but with obviously no structure or accountability. The accountability alone was useful for me as I'm finding with the Linux course which is all at my own pace (extremely slow)

>> No.14159919

also paying to learn about crypto. You are a retard fuck off shill. JANNIES do your job

>> No.14159930

btw, you should have taken a course in advertising, every pajeet shill is better than you

>> No.14160027

>>14159930
I actually did this more so if people wanted to ask me questions about the course.

I already said you could learn all this for free and that it is really expensive.

I want to work in blockchain and seeing as I'm not a developer who can get involved in some open sourced project, I'm not that sure how else to show to potential employers that I have blockchain experience.

>> No.14160085

>>14160027
Thanks for the info OP.

I've thought about paying for that structure like you mentioned, but never pulled the trigger. You've given me much to think about.

You come across any novel applications of the blockchain?

>> No.14160091

Nigger, here are either low IQ faggots that can hardly count to three but shill their bags better than you can shill muah higher educationscam, or autistic autodidactic self made multi millionaires who hate the system, its agents and institutions wit a passion and have the goal to unironically kill or enslave all of your kind. Kindly piss off and never return

>> No.14160191

>>14160085
I read about Maersk and their trial with the Ducth and American port authorities/customs on a private blockchain. They've now transitioned to a full blockchain (no longer a trial) in collaboration with IBM.

Somewhat frustratingly, IBM and Maersk made their own new blockchain and it's nothing to do with Hyperledger, so they're pushing Hyperledger like it's class and then went off an made something completely different for an actual practical application.,

If you haven't heard of Maersk, they're pretty significant - they're by far the biggest shipping company on the planet https://www.marineinsight.com/shipping-news/top10-shipping-lines-control-almost-90-deep-sea-market/

Reading through how Stellar works was honestly tough going. It's really complicated

>> No.14160207

>samefagging with a phone
holy shit that is sad

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Here's a sample discussion topic. Some guy responded about Fomo3d and how it was won which was interesting

https://medium.com/coinmonks/how-the-winner-got-fomo3d-prize-a-detailed-explanation-b30a69b7813f

>> No.14160234

Did they talk about potential business use cases, and if so which were the most interesting?

>> No.14160354

>>14160234
Things that were brought up included the classic example of compensation for late flights, Poet for payment/licensing for creative works similar to Bookchain, Augur, Letters of Credit, ModulTrade, re-selling concert tickets with no fakes, two people brought up Chainlink although only one knew anything about it

https://guild1.co/2018/02/14/guildones-royalty-ledger-settles-first-royalty-contract-on-r3s-corda-blockchain-platform/

>> No.14160373

Honestly, a lot of the learning was filtering through the bullshit where some companies claim to be using blockchain but aren't really or are only thinking about it, so the biggest challenge is finding a good real life example, and that's where you start to find interesting stuff. I'll look for some more stuff here.

>> No.14160419

You also have to design your own smart contract and try to think of how it would be manipulated/exploited by any party and how you would try to address that. By design I don't mean program, I mean generally explain how you would want it to work

>> No.14160421

>>14159930
t. Manvinder

>> No.14160595

>>14160234
How about tracking lettuce lol
https://thenextweb.com/hardfork/2018/09/25/walmart-blockchain-tracking-greens/

Or cobalt
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelwolfson/2019/01/16/ford-motor-company-launches-blockchain-pilot-on-ibm-platform-to-ensure-ethical-sourcing-of-cobalt/#472e4be45a1d

or odometer readings
https://www.coindesk.com/auto-industry-gears-up-for-future-powered-by-blockchain

or land
https://coinreport.net/teton-county-mlg-land-records-blockchain/

or Bills of lading
https://cargox.io/benefits/

or Digital assets
https://www.factom.com/company/news/press-release/equator-blockchain-solution/

40 insurers on an insurance blockchain project
https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/international/2018/09/12/500855.htm

Cisco are making their own permissioned blockchain
https://developer.cisco.com/blockchain/

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