Module 6: LAYER-1S & SCALABILITY
This module covers the fundamentals of layer-1s, layer-1 interoperability, and layer-1 scaling. The module also explores consensus protocol improvements, sharding, and the merge. The module is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of these topics and to provide learners with the necessary knowledge and understanding to work with layer-1s and related technologies. The module goes into detail about the various protocols, their scalability, and their interoperability capabilities. The module also provides an in-depth look at the various tools and techniques used to enable layer-1 interoperability. It also explores the Ethereum Merge as a case study.
Module 7: LAYER-2S, SCALABILITY, & PRIVACY
This module provides an overview of the major technologies in layer-2 scaling, including sidechains, nested blockchains, and state channels. The module also covers the concept of rollups, which allow for the scaling of transactions off-chain. Finally, the module delves into the topics of privacy and security, discussing both zero-knowledge proofs (ZK) and multiparty computation (MPC).
Module 8: DECENTRALISED FINANCE (DEFI)
This module provides an overview of Decentralised Finance (DeFi), the evolution of the DeFi space, and the platform economics and potential future of DeFi. The module will examine the various types of tokens in the DeFi space, and explain their differences. The module will also provide a detailed examination of how these tokens interact with each other and how they can be used by DeFi users. The module will also explore the potential impact of DeFi on the global financial system.
Module 9: NFTS, TOKENIZATION, BLOCKCHAIN GAMING, AND VIRTUAL ASSETS
This module provides an overview of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and their various applications, from the tokenisation of real world and virtual assets to blockchain gaming and virtual asset management. The module examines the concept of bringing the offchain onto the blockchain via the use of oracles and the potential of optimising capitalism through the use of virtual assets. The module will explore the various applications of NFTs, the potential of tokenising real world and virtual assets, the significance of blockchain gaming and virtual assets, and the role of oracles in bridging the real world to the virtual.
Module 10: DECENTRALISED STRUCTURES AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
This module explores the emerging pillars of the future of work, including SSID, avatars, DAOs, metaverses, and the digital economy. The module covers the concept of self-sovereign identity, avatars as an application of SSID, and discusses DAOs and how they are revolutionising the way people do business across multiple industries. Finally, the module examines metaverses and their role in the digital economy, discussing how they can be used to create new economic opportunities.