CE101: Intro To Cryptoeconomics

CE101: Intro To Cryptoeconomics

Niloo Ravaei by Niloo Ravaei
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This course introduces students to the fundamental principles that give blockchains value. We will focus on how core concepts in both cryptography and economics work together to create incentive systems for blockchains. Students will also learn what it means to have a decentralized economy, and will begin to understand the protocols that govern the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in such an economy.


Anyone interested in understanding how blockchain technology works, how it has value and what its implications are for the world of commerce





Learning Objectives

At the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Identify the cryptoeconomic properties of a basic cryptocurrency like Bitcoin

  • Describe how cryptographic techniques are implemented in the blockchain

  • Explain how cryptography is used to reach consensus in a decentralized network

  • Understand how the blockchain creates economic incentives

  • Compare proof-of-work and proof-of-stake consensus systems, addressing the economic limitations of both



Niloo Ravaei
Niloo Ravaei Author

Niloo has helped FinTech startups in Toronto and San Francisco scale into some of the biggest players in the space. She is a voracious learner with a knack for explaining complex concepts in simple terms. When she’s not exploring the latest advancements in blockchain technology, she helps Toronto-based charities use technology to streamline their operations.


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