Join us in this onde-day workshop to understand how blockchain works and learn how to build a first simple cryptocurrency that can be used on a local network.
After two short lectures, you will face some challenges about a specific topic in pairs.
Is this course for me?
This training is aimed at actual developers or people that have a good first knowledge in code (any object-oriented language).
10:00 – 11:00: P2P networks – Lecture #1
In a centralized database is pretty easy to understand how to keep data up-to-date. Now, how can we achieve this in a decentralized and secured way?
11:00 – 14:00: Create a gossip protocol – Workshop #1
Let’s build an actual P2P network between us and use it to share data amongst all participants. Each pair of participants will construct a node that respects a specific protocol to be able to talk to the other nodes. Use cryptography to sign your data.
15:00 – 16:00: Blockchain – Lecture #2
Why is Blockchain called this way, and how do hashing functions and Merkle trees make it immutable? What’s a consensus algorithm and how do we link this chain with our P2P network?
16:00 – 19:00: Create a Blockchain instance – Workshop #2
Create an actual instance of a basic Blockchain with a Proof of Work consensus, linked it with your P2P Network. We can now create our own “Coin” and exchange it for a beer for example 😉
Dorian Somers is a Developer at SmartCitizen & P2P evangelist. He went from the construction field to the code world through three different startups. Enthusiast learner, he loves to teach too.
He has been a Mathematics Teacher and more recently Front-End Code teacher at Le Wagon in Lille, France. Machine Learning and Blockchain are now at the center of his attention.
Price: 45 euros
Tickets available on Eventbrite:
-15% discount for MOB members.