Marcus Xavier Inc.

Blockchain - Where to Start

This series of 4 courses helps blockchain enthusiasts and startups overcome where to start by teaching them to master the basic concepts of applying blockchain so they are able to apply blockchain to an idea.

Blockchain Fundamentals
AUD 97







12 weeks





In Part 1 of this course you will learn what blockchain actually is, how it works, the unique language of blockchain to help you get your head around how to apply blockchain

Course curriculum

How to create Blockchain Applications that Customers actually want

  • Overview of this Module
  • The History behind Blockchain
  • What is Blockchain?
  • How Blockchain Works
  • Why Blockchain is so Important
  • Key Concepts Quiz
  • Overview of this Module
  • The Language of Blockchain
  • Language of Blockchain Quiz
  • Overview of the Module
  • What is Consensus on the Blockchain?
  • Why is Consensus Important in a Blockchain?
  • The Main Consensus Protocols
  • Other Types of Consensus Protocols
  • Consensus on the Blockchain Quiz
  • Overview of this Module
  • Types of Blockchains
  • Limitations of Blockchain
  • Overcoming Limitations
  • Blockchain Characteristics Quiz
  • Ownership on the Blockchain
  • Hash Values
  • Cryptography
  • Security & Privacy on the Blockchain
  • Cryptography & Hashing Quiz
  • Overview of this Module
  • How does the blockchain know to create a new block?
  • What do Blocks do?
  • How are Blocks Created and Updated?
  • The Flow of Execution
  • How is Data Protected?
  • Where is Data Stored?
  • Managing Blocks in a Blockchain Quiz
  • Overview of this Module
  • Technical Limitations of Blockchain
  • Overcoming Technical Limitations
  • Non-Technical Limitations of Blockchain
  • Overcoming Non-Technical Limitations
  • Limitations of Blockchain Quiz

BLOCKCHAIN - WHERE TO START Part 2 - The Internet of Things

In PART 2 of this course, learn about connected devices and how they are accelerating the application of blockchain through the capture and use of Big Data.

Course curriculum

  • Introduction to IoT
  • Key IoT Statistics
  • The Anatomy of a Connected Device
  • Fog Computing (Fogging)
  • IoT and Big Data
  • IoT and Blockchain
  • Creating a Trusted Sharing Environment
  • Smart Contracts and an IoT Ecosystem
  • Internet of Things IoT Quiz
  • Introduction to Smart Things
  • Smart Farming
  • Smart Cities
  • Impacts of Smart Things
  • Smart Things Quiz

BLOCKCHAIN - WHERE TO START Part 3 - Smart Contracts

In Part 3 of this course learn how Smart Contracts are driving the disintermediation of third parties and codifying trust in virtual ecosystems

Course curriculum

  • Introduction to Smart Contracts
  • How are Smart Contracts used on a Blockchain?
  • When should a Smart Contract be Applied?
  • Using Smart Contracts to Enforce Agreements
  • Extending the Application of Blockchain off-chain using Smart Contracts

BLOCKCHAIN - WHERE TO START Part 4 - Applications of Blockchain in Practice

In Part 4 of this course, see blockchain in action and learn how blockchain is solving actual global problems in the areas of Humanitarian Aid, and Provenance. You will see Smart Contracts, digital tokens, and immutable records in action.

Course curriculum

  • Introduction
  • What is Provenance?
  • Why is Provenance Important?
  • Coffee Case Study
  • Applying Blockchain for Provenance Quiz
  • Introduction
  • What is Humanitarian Aid?
  • Problems Associated with Humitarian Aid
  • Unblocked Cash – Case Study
  • Applying Smart Contracts in an IoT Ecosystem
  • Demographic Challenges and Trusting a Blockchain Solution
  • Local Benefits
  • An Organisational Perspective
  • Applying Blockchain for Humanitarian Aid Quiz

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