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at Lair East - SoHo

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SoHo, Manhattan
424 Broadway Ste 602
Btwn Howard & Canal Streets
New York, New York 10013
Exploring Ethereum and Smart Contracts/Writing Solidity Smart Contracts
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 40

What you'll learn in this blockchain class:

We have prepared a truly unique learning experience to quench NYC’s curiosity in Bitcoin - Ethereum and Blockchain - Smart Contracts. Hosted by Lair East, an accelerator and co-working space with a unique ecosystem of various resources for startups and China-US cross-border business; and THEDEx, a collective network aiming to raise awareness of blockchain and digital assets to the general public.

We have a collective of 12+ hours of intensive training that will level the landscape of money and technology. Discover the fundamentals and history of Bitcoin and Blockchain while exploring the core of Ethereum and Smart Contracts.

Why & Who Is This For:

This is a course for every and anyone trying to become well versed in Digital Assets and Distributed Ledger Technologies. Technical and non-technical students and professionals are encouraged to attend.

No fintech background needed.


1/25 10:00am - 1:00pm: Discovering Bitcoin and Blockchain (Daniel)

  • History of bitcoin

  • History of Blockchain

  • Properties of Money

  • Security

  • Public and Private Keys

  • Hardware Wallets

  • Game Theory

  • Economics of Bitcoin

  • Multi-signature (Multisig)

  • Trading

  • Mining

  • Privacy

  • ICOs / Altcoins / Forks

  • Decentralization

  • Derivatives

  • Exchanges

  • Secondary Layers

  • Risks

1/25 2:00pm - 5:00pm: Interacting with the Bitcoin Network (Harry)

  • Querying the Bitcoin Blockchain with Javascript

  • Running Bitcoin Locally (Light Node)

  • Run and Customize Bitcoin Crowdfunder (Github)

2/1 10:00am - 1:00pm: Exploring Ethereum and Smart Contracts (Daniel)

  • History of Ethereum

  • Ethereum Foundation

  • Differences from Bitcoin

  • Intro to Smart Contracts (Ethereum)

  • EVM / Gas

  • Scaling Pathways

  • Decentralized Applications (Dapps)

  • Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO)

  • Immutability and Governance

  • ERC20 Tokens

  • Non-fungible Tokens

  • IPFS / Storj / FOAM

  • Oracles

  • Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Proof of Work / Proof of Stake

2/1 2:00pm - 5:00pm: Writing Solidity Smart Contracts (Harry)

  • Writing Solidity Smart Contracts

  • Applied Cryptography Basics in Javascript

  • Solidity - Dog Shop

Note: Students are encouraged to bring a laptop.

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Lair East is a New York-based coworking space with a unique ecosystem that consists of various sources for startups, such as investment supports, accelerator programs, and a bridge for China-US culture exchange community. We love leveraging investment and resources for tech and cultures. We believe...

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