The Promise of Solana and Other Top Layer 1 Blockchains
“Solana is shaking up the crypto market with a new blockchain architecture that is designed from the ground up to try to address many of the traditional weaknesses in Bitcoin and Ethereum by making vast improvements in the areas of transactional speed, number of possible transactions, transaction cost, and scalability.”
Solana’s Ecosystem: A Quick Primer
“With over 1000 projects developing or developed on the Solana blockchain ranging from DeFi, GameFi, NFT, and Web3 among others, it has one of the fastest growing ecosystems in the crypto world. Having only begun operation in February of 2020, it is no small achievement that Solana has quickly grown to be amongst the top 10 cryptocurrencies in the world as measured by market capitalization, with DeFi and NFT making the largest gains.”
Here are some of the best and FREE blockchain courses we’ve gathered from the blockchain space.
Offered by INSEAD
Instructors: Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott
In this course you will learn how blockchain technology will penetrate into the structures of organizations. You will explore how blockchain will transform the roles of the C-Suite, and how a blockchain can be used to manage and protect intellectual property. You will be able to identify the different layers of the blockchain technology stack, and explain how these affect the governance of blockchain systems. And more.
Offered by University of California, Irvine
Instructor: Stefano M. Stefan
Begin your exploration of blockchain technologies with a look at fundamental blockchain concepts along with an application in which blockchain technology plays a critical role — cryptofinance. This course also introduces distributed digital systems in terms of software and network architecture, and shows how these systems underlie the functionality of the blockchain. In this and the following courses in the specialization you’ll have a chance for hands-on-practice to cement your learning.
Offered by University of Michigan
Instructors: Robert Dittmar and Andrew Wu
In this course, the technical underpinnings of blockchain and review key concepts such as decentralization and consensus algorithms will be discussed. Blockchain as an asset will be examined and the dynamics of the cryptocurrency markets will be reviewed. Finally, blockchain as a business solution will be examined, with a focus on understanding business cases in which blockchain does and does not make sense.
Offered by New York Institute of Finance
Instructors: Oliver Berlin and Jack Farmer
In this course, you’ll learn about an emerging set of solutions within trade finance implemented by financial institutions, leading corporate buyers and their trading partners all over the world known as Supply Chain Finance. You’ll learn about the key enablers in Supply Chain Finance and recognize the key challenges in the current market that are responsible for the growing interest in Supply Chain Finance. And more.
20% Discount: #DMWF North America | October 5-6, 2022
The Blockchain Industry Group (BIG) is pleased to be able to collaborate with #DMWF North America 2022 to provide a 20% Discount to our BIG Members.
#DMWF North America will focus on key themes including; content marketing, digital brand strategy, social media marketing, community management, data, disruptive tech, UX, CX, AI, SEO, eCommerce, personalisation, consumer behaviour, marketing in a pandemic-era and now excitingly co-located with the in-person launch of Influencer Marketing World!
Announcement: BIG is continuously looking for volunteers to help manage, develop, and promote our BIG Mission, Vision, and values: the advancement of blockchain technology and use cases; and, undertake activities for the benefit of their fellow Members and the blockchain community. If interested, please send us a message here.