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Basics of Blockchain with Horizen

Learn all about blockchain, cryptocurrency, and more!

Workshop Overview

  • Beginner
  • 1.5h - 2h
  • Blockchain, Distributed Network, Cryptocurrency

Learning Objectives

  • The fundamentals and vocabulary of the world of blockchain
  • How to build a pong game with cryptocurrency transactions
  • How to deploy Horizen blockchain applications

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About this Workshop

In this workshop, participants will learn about the world of blockchains, sidechains, and cryptocurrency by building a web application game where they can bet ZEN, a cryptocurrency created by Horizen.


Get to Know Horizen

Horizen is a blockchain platform that allows developers and businesses to create their own public or private blockchain network on one of the largest blockchain networks in the world. Participants will learn how to create an application that harnesses this expansive network.


Cryptocurrency? Blockchain? We’ll Explain It All

You may have heard words like “cryptocurrency” and “distributed network” when people talk about blockchain. This workshop not only coves how blockchain works and how to build a blockchain app but also how these technologies come together to make the exciting field of blockchain.

Requirements / Prerequisites

Participants should use a MacOS or Windows version 8 or higher, and have a web browswer such as Chrome.

While no background knowledge is required, familiarity with any scripted language (C, Java, etc) will be beneficial for participation in this workshop.

Supplies

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