Blockchain Glossary: What is a Genesis Block?

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18. Confidential Transactions

MIT MAS.S62 Cryptocurrency Engineering and Design, Spring 2018 Instructor: Tadge Dryja View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/MAS-S62S18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61KHzhg3JIJdK08JLSlcLId Hiding output amounts, commitments, Pedersen commitments, range proofs, and confidential transactions are covered. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu

22. Alternative Consensus Mechanisms

* ****Please note that lectures 9, 19, 20, and 21 are not available.***** MIT MAS.S62 Cryptocurrency Engineering and Design, Spring 2018 Instructor: Tadge Dryja View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/MAS-S62S18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61KHzhg3JIJdK08JLSlcLId Alternate consensus including unique node lists, proof of stake and space, variants, directed acyclic graphs, and proof of idle. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA […]

14. Lightning Network and Cross-chain Swaps

MIT MAS.S62 Cryptocurrency Engineering and Design, Spring 2018 Instructor: Tadge Dryja View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/MAS-S62S18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61KHzhg3JIJdK08JLSlcLId Recap of payment channels; optimizations, hash trees, and cross chain swaps are covered. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu

16. MAST, Taproot, Graftroot

MIT MAS.S62 Cryptocurrency Engineering and Design, Spring 2018 Instructor: Tadge Dryja View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/MAS-S62S18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61KHzhg3JIJdK08JLSlcLId New types of scripts including MAST, taproot, and graftroot are covered. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu

12. Transaction Malleability and Segregated Witness

MIT MAS.S62 Cryptocurrency Engineering and Design, Spring 2018 Instructor: Tadge Dryja View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/MAS-S62S18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61KHzhg3JIJdK08JLSlcLId Transaction malleability and segregated witness are covered. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu

8. Forks

MIT MAS.S62 Cryptocurrency Engineering and Design, Spring 2018 Instructor: Neha Narula View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/MAS-S62S18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61KHzhg3JIJdK08JLSlcLId Explanation of types of forks in blockchain technology. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu

7. Catena: Efficient Non-equivocation via Bitcoin

MIT MAS.S62 Cryptocurrency Engineering and Design, Spring 2018 Instructor: Alin Tomescu View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/MAS-S62S18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61KHzhg3JIJdK08JLSlcLId This session covers OP_RETURN and Catena. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu

3. Signatures

MIT MAS.S62 Cryptocurrency Engineering and Design, Spring 2018 Instructor: Tadge Dryja View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/MAS-S62S18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61KHzhg3JIJdK08JLSlcLId Discussion of hash signatures, public and private keys, examples of how to use elliptic curves vs. hashes. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu

4. Transactions and the UTXO model

MIT MAS.S62 Cryptocurrency Engineering and Design, Spring 2018 Instructor: Neha Narula View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/MAS-S62S18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61KHzhg3JIJdK08JLSlcLId Further exploration of blockchain transactions, inputs, outputs, and scriptsigs. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu

5. Synchronization Process and Pruning

MIT MAS.S62 Cryptocurrency Engineering and Design, Spring 2018 Instructor: Tadge Dryja View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/MAS-S62S18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61KHzhg3JIJdK08JLSlcLId This lecture covers sychronization, pruning, data, and why blockchain is a bad database. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu

6. Wallets and SPV

MIT MAS.S62 Cryptocurrency Engineering and Design, Spring 2018 Instructor: Tadge Dryja View the complete course: https://ocw.mit.edu/MAS-S62S18 YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUl4u3cNGP61KHzhg3JIJdK08JLSlcLId Wallet operation, coin selection SPV walkthrough and node types and problems are covered. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA More information at https://ocw.mit.edu/terms More courses at https://ocw.mit.edu