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Libra: Building and Understanding Facebook's Cryptocurrency

Governments and citizens alike want to know how Facebook—or any corporate entity entrusted with user data and privacy—can be trusted with the responsibility and power of developing and maintaining a cryptocurrency. Since the announcement of the Libra project in June 2019, there's been a tremendous amount of discussion. Join us for analysis of the developments, and a deep dive into just what Libra is, how it fits in to the broader blockchain ecosystem, and what it could mean for the global economy.


**NOTE: This material is rapidly evolving, particularly around Libra Association membership. We have reflected that as best we can throughout the course.**

  • Module 1: Non-Technical Overview
  • Libra History
  • Libra Ecosystem Overview
  • Libra Core
  • Calibra Wallet
  • Libra Review
  • Module 2: Non-Technical Details
  • Libra Association and Libra Reserve
  • Stablecoin and the Reserve
  • Creation of Libra Coin
  • The Regulatory Response
  • Impacts of Libra
  • Module 3: Technical Foundations
  • Introduction
  • Similarities to Ethereum
  • LibraBFT and Validators
  • The Move Language
  • What does it all mean?
  • Module 4: Hands-On Workshop
  • Introduction
  • Installing and Transacting
  • Reference
  • FAQ
  • Good (opinionated) Takes
  • Primary Resources
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed