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Stanford Cryptography Professor Releases Free Cryptocurrency Lecture

For those who are particularly interested in delving a bit more into cryptocurrency, a Stanford University cryptography PhD professor has recently released his lecture material for free.

The lecture material which is currently available online and contains the complete course for CS 251: Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies.

The material contains the complete course syllabus and overview and according to its description:

“The course covers all aspects of cryptocurrencies, including distributed consensus, Blockchains, smart contracts and applications. We will focus in detail on Bitcoin and Ethereum as case studies.”

The Stanford University professor who released the lecture material online for free is Dr. Dan Boneh. Boneh who was born in Israel in 1969, has obtained his PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University in 1996.

He is also one of the principal contributors to the development of pairing-based cryptography from the Weil Pairing, along with Matt Franklin of the University of California, Davis.

He joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1997 and became professor of computer science and electrical engineering.

Those who are looking to explore future applications of Blockchain, several US Universities have been offering Blockchain courses.

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