Sixty free teaches from Princeton on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. Total day 13 hr 20 min. Connections in post.

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Intro to Crypto and Cryptocurrencies

1. 0 Welcome – 2 mins
1. 1 Cryptographic Hash Functions – 18 mins
1. 2 Hash Arrow and Data Structures – 8 mins
1. 3 Digital Signatures – 9 mins
1. 4 Public Keys as Identities – 5 mins
1. 5 A Simple Cryptocurrency – 14 mins

How Bitcoin Achieves Decentralization

2. 1 Centralization vs. Decentralization – 4 mins
2. 2 Distributed Conesensus – 13 mins
2. 3 Consensus Without Identity: the Blockchain – 17 mins
2. 4 Incentives and Proof of Work – 19 mins
2. 5 Putting It All Together – 18 mins

Mechanics of Bitcoin

3. 1 Bitcoin Transactions – 11 mins
3. 2 Bitcoin Scripts – 15 mins
3. 3 Applications of Bitcoin Scripts – 14 mins
3. 4 Bitcoin Blocks – 5 mins
3. 5 The Bitcoin Network – 18 mins
3. 6 Restraint& Improvements – 11 mins

How to Store and Use Bitcoin

4. 1 How to Store and Use Bitcoins – 6 mins
4. 2 Hot and Cold Storage – 13 mins
4. 3 Splitting and Sharing Keys – 11 mins
4. 4 Online Wallet and Exchanges – 19 mins
4. 5 Payment Assistance – 8 mins
4. 6 Transaction Fees – 5 mins
4. 7 Currency Exchange Markets – 16 mins

Bitcoin Mining

5. 1 The Undertaking of Bitcoin Miners – 10 mins
5. 2 Mining Hardware – 23 mins
5. 3 Energy Consumption& Ecology – 14 mins
5. 4 Mining Pools – 14 mins
5. 5 Quarrying Motivations and Strategies – 23 mins

Bitcoin and Anonymity

6. 1 Anonymity Basics – 26 mins
6. 2 How to De-anonymize Bitcoin – 18 mins
6. 3 Mingling – 21 mins
6. 4 Decentralized Mixing – 14 mins
6. 5 Zerocoin and Zerocash – 19 mins
6. 6 Tor and the Silk Road – 11 mins

Community, Politics, and Regulation

7. 1 Consensus in Bitcoin – 6 mins
7. 2 Bitcoin Core Software – 10 mins
7. 3 Stakeholders: Who’s in Charge – 9 mins
7. 4 Roots of Bitcoin – 9 mins
7. 5 Authorities Notice Bitcoin – 9 mins
7. 6 Anti Money-Laundering – 5 mins
7. 7 Regulation – 11 mins
7. 8 New York’s BitLicense Proposal – 10 mins

Alternative Mining Puzzles

8. 1 Critical Puzzle Requirements – 5 mins
8. 2 ASIC Resistant Puzzles – 13 mins
8. 3 Proof-of-useful-work – 9 mins
8. 4 Nonoutsourceable Puzzles – 7
8. 5 Proof-of-Stake “Virtual Mining” – 8 mins

Bitcoin as a Platform

9. 1 Bitcoin as an Append-Only Log – 16 mins
9. 2 Bitcoin as Smart Property – 16 mins
9. 3 Secure Multi-Party Lotteries in Bitcoin – 10 mins
9. 4 Bitcoin as Randomness Source – 18 mins
9. 5 Prediction Markets& Real-World Data Feeds – 23 mins

Altcoins and the Cryptocurrency Ecosystem

10. 1 Short Biography of Altcoins – 21 mins
10. 2 Interaction Between Bitcoin and Altcoins – 15 mins
10. 3 Lifecycle of an Altcoin – 15 mins
10. 4 Bitcoin-Backed Altcoins, “Side Chains” – 11 mins

The Fututre of Bitcoin?

11. 1 The Blockchain as a Vehicle for Decentralization – 14 mins
11. 2 Itinerary to Blockchain Integration – 28 mins
11. 3 What Can We Decentralize? – 24 mins
11. 4 When is Decentralization a Good Idea? – 16 mins

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