Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain
School of applied Mathematics - FGV
Flávio Codeço Coelho
Introductory course on cryptocurrencies and other applications of blockchain technology. This course is part of the Applied Maths and Data-Science Undergraduate programs of FGV
Video lectures (in portuguese) are available on Youtube, covering part of this course's content.
News and announcements
|2018-08-02||leitura prévia do white paper para a aula (ver bibliografia)|
|2018-08-09||leitura prévia do paper Raft|
- Introdution to Bitcoin and its history; the origin of cryptocurrencies
- Using Bitcoin Client
- Cryptocurrencies: A global overview of the most important coins and how they work
- Interacting with Bitcoin's blockchain from the Python console
- Bitcoin's "Proof of Work". From concepts to practice.
- Introduction to Cryptographic Hash functions and their use on Blockchains.
- Eliptical Curve Cryptography and their use in Bitcoin.
- RSA as a model of public key cryptography
- Alt coins
- Proof of stake.
- The Ethereum platform and smart contracts.
- Ethereum: White e Yellow paper
- Understanding Ethereum usage of Merkle Trees
- Desenvolvendo Aplicações na plataforma Ethereum
- Introduction to the Solidity Language
- Developing smart contracts: Open-zeppelin.
- Developping Decentralized Apps (Dapps) using Meteor.
Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas Antonopoulos [link]
Byzantine Fault Tolerant Protocols
bigchainDB whitepaper [link]
permaCoin whitepaper [link]
Blockchains rely on different proving strategies to ensure distributed consensus. We will discuss some of them in this course.
Proofs of work
Proofs of Stake
Proofs of Retrievability
Proof of Burn
- Slimcoin paper [pdf]
- Bruno Cuconato @odanoburu
- João Carabetta @JoaoCarabetta