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MAS.S62 Cryptocurrency Engineering and Design (Spring 2018, MIT OCW).

Instructors: Neha Narula and Tadge Dryja. Bitcoin and other cryptographic currencies have gained attention over the years as the systems continue to evolve. This course looks at the design of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and how they function in practice, focusing on cryptography, game theory, and network architecture. (from ocw.mit.edu)

Course Curriculum

  • Lecture 01 – Signatures, Hashing, Hash Chains, e-Cash, and Motivation Unlimited
  • Lecture 02 – Proof of Work and Mining Unlimited
  • Lecture 03 – Signatures Unlimited
  • Lecture 04 – Transactions and the UTXO Model Unlimited
  • Lecture 05 – Synchronization Process and Pruning Unlimited
  • Lecture 06 – SPV and Wallet Types Unlimited
  • Lecture 07 – Catena: Efficient Non-equivocation via Bitcoin Unlimited
  • Lecture 08 – Forks Unlimited
  • Lecture 10 – PoW Recap, Other Fork Types Unlimited
  • Lecture 11 – Fees Unlimited
  • Lecture 12 – Transaction Malleability and Segregated Witness Unlimited
  • Lecture 13 – Payment Channels and Lightning Network Unlimited
  • Lecture 14 – Lightning Network and Cross-chain Swaps Unlimited
  • Lecture 15 – Discreet Log Contracts Unlimited
  • Lecture 16 – MAST, Taproot, Graftroot Unlimited
  • Lecture 17 – Anonymity, Coinjoin and Signature Aggregation Unlimited
  • Lecture 18 – Confidential Transactions Unlimited
  • Lecture 22 – Alternative Consensus Mechanisms Unlimited
  • Lecture 23 – New Directions in Crypto Unlimited
  • Lecture 24 – zkLedger Unlimited

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