Start Your Blockchain Journey: Learn the Fundamentals in this Starter Pack Course
Blockchain technology is rapidly gaining momentum and is set to revolutionise how we conduct transactions, exchange value and live. With an…
Blockchain technology is rapidly gaining momentum and is set to revolutionise how we conduct transactions, exchange value and live. With an increasing demand for blockchain professionals in the space, it’s more important than ever to possess the knowledge and a solid foundation of the fundamentals of this technology. Curated with the crypto normie in mind, Apollo Academy’s newly released “Blockchain Starter Pack” course paves the way for anyone to venture into the Web3 universe.
This comprehensive course provides Apollonauts with a detailed understanding of various blockchain architectures and mechanics. It covers the fundamental concepts of DeFi, tokenomics, DAOs, metaverses and more. Apollonauts will also gain insight into the use cases and potential applications of blockchain technology in various industries.
Taught by Leading Industry Experts
With extensive knowledge and experience in the field, this course features in-depth seminars by KOLs who provide practical examples and hands-on experience. Apollonauts can learn from:
Patrick Soh, Manager Partner at Capital Sigma
John Gu, Founder and CEO of AlphaLab Capital
Tommy Deng, Managing Director at Beosin
Robert Bach, Growth Hacker at Incognito Chain
Uddhav Marwaha, Co-Founder and CEO of Friktion Labs
Nityanand Patel, Co-Founder of Secureverse (X)
Vishishta Rakesh, Head of Partnerships at Blockchain Valley Ventures
Danie Le, Head of Marketing at Roseon
Jessica Chang, Founder of Relation Labs
Take Charge of your Learning
Flexible and self-paced, the course covers a wide range of topics and allows Apollonauts to learn at their own convenience. They can replay seminars and control how and when they want to learn. Taking a leaf out of educational institutions’ books, we structured the course to give a comprehensive overview of key concepts:
Demystifying the Art of Tokenomics
What are tokenomics? This video expands on how to determine the supply and demand of a token, including the three key principles for tokenomics design. Token supply is made up of three main components: allocation, ecosystem and internal allocation to core contributors. Apollonauts can also learn about the importance of vesting periods for stakeholders in order to align developers, investors and token holders.
The Purpose of Market Making
Explore the concept of market making and how it provides liquidity to marketplaces. Apollonauts can learn about the role of technology in automated market-making in crypto markets and how it goes beyond traditional financial markets. They can also gain a deeper understanding of how liquidity is provided and discover how incentives and lower fees can attract organic traders and the importance of outreach and marketing efforts to them.
How to Protect Your Wallet Security
With many users falling victim to hacking and phishing attacks; losing their wallets and private keys in the process, it has become increasingly important to learn about crypto wallet security. In this video, Tommy covers the steps to take to protect wallet security as well as personal usage, phishing instances and how projects are hacked. Apollonauts can also find out more about the types of wallets in the market and understand the concept of hot and cold wallets.
Start your Career in the Blockchain Industry in Three Steps
From tech and business to creative roles, there are tons of job opportunities in the Web3 space that Apollonauts can explore. Robert shares his expertise and experience on how to start a career in this industry; including the common misconceptions about blockchain jobs and growth opportunities. He also dives into what each type of role entails and what skills are necessary.
Landscape of DeFi and DeFi Derivatives
Interested in DeFi and keen to understand how to discern real yield and risk in the DeFi market? This video provides an in-depth overview of what DeFi is all about and the principles behind its operations; including transparency, permissionlessness, non-custodial and censorship resistance. Uddhav will also share the different ways of earning yield in DeFi, such as through liquid staking, over-collateralized lending, yield farming, liquidity providing and more.
What is a Smart Contract? & the Importance of Smart Contract Auditing in Web3
Digital copies of physical contracts written in computer code and stored on the blockchain, this video details what smart contracts are. It also explains how they work and can be used to purchase and sell properties. Apollonauts can also learn about the risks associated with smart contracts and how a smart contract audit can help to mitigate these risks.
DAOs: Is Decentralisation an Illusion?
Find out what Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (DAOs) are all about, including details about their governance mechanism that is represented by rules encoded in smart contracts and controlled by all members. This video covers the formation of a DAO, how it works and the potential risks and challenges. Vishishta also compares it to the ideal of a flat and democratic organisation.
How Metaverse will Impact our Lives
A virtual world with realistic graphics and interactions, metaverses are changing the way we live our lives in the future. This video explains the concept of a metaverse and discusses how it’ll change the way we work, learn and socialise; touching on its potential in the gaming industry and some of its downsides. Considered a trillion-dollar industry, it could be the next generation of the internet. Apollonauts can also get a glimpse into how the biggest companies are building their own metaverses.
Decentralized Identity for emergent social structures
The current iteration of the web, Blockchain, suffers from a lack of an identity layer. This issue has been exacerbated by the rise in the number of users on the internet and has led to rising issues such as scams and thefts in decentralised finance. The solution? The introduction of a social identity which is platform-less and removes the reliance on centralised intermediaries to allow individuals to manage their evolving social-related information using non-transferable and non-fungible tokens.
Jam-packed with all the knowledge you need, join this mission as an Apollonaut today to get ready for infinite possibilities and opportunities in the Web3 space. Stay updated with us to get first dibs on our latest releases:
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