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Intro to Blockchain Revolution (Google Hangout Slides)

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During June and July 2016, educators in the ISTE Games & Simulation Network and Inevitable Instructors are reading about and discussing blockchain.

Discussants: Doug Levin, Chris Luchs, Tanya Martin and Kae Novak

Metagame Book Club https://sites.google.com/site/metagamebookclub/home
Week 1 Introduction https://sites.google.com/site/metagamebookclub/cs-blockchain/week1-blockchain
Google Hangout Video https://youtu.be/b8mvNK7JfSM

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Intro to Blockchain Revolution (Google Hangout Slides)

  1. 1. Blockchain Revolution June 1 - July 30
  2. 2. BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION BOOK CLUB
  3. 3. Games & Simulations Network
  4. 4. Inevitable Instructors
  5. 5. If you have not already, Please Join G+ Community at http://bit.ly/metagamebookplus Post an intro and tell us why your curiosity is piqued.
  6. 6. Take a look at our introduction page
  7. 7. Format Week 1 - 3 ( June 1 - June 21 ) Bitcoin & Blockchain Basics Google Hangouts on Wednesday Week 4 - 6 ( July 6 - July 30 ) Blockchain & Education Google Hangouts on Wednesday
  8. 8. Tweet it out!
  9. 9. Go ahead and use the following Hashtags #metagame #blockchain #iste16 #cbe
  10. 10. If you have not already, Please Join our Flickr site at https://www.flickr.com/groups/gsniste14
  11. 11. ISTE Administrator Standards 2. Digital Age Learning Culture e. Promote and participate in local, national, and global learning communities that stimulate innovation, creativity, and digital age collaboration. 3. Excellence in Professional Practice b. Facilitate and participate in learning communities than stimulate, nurture and support administrators, faculty and staff in the study and use of technology. d. Stay abreast of educational research and emerging trends regarding effective use of technology and encourage evaluation of new technologies for their potential to improve student learning.
  12. 12. ISTE Computer Science Educators 1. Knowledge of Content d.Demonstrate an understanding of the role computer science plays and its impact in the modern world ii. Analyze the contributions of computer science to current and future innovations in sciences, humanities, the arts and commerce.
  13. 13. What is currency? Fiat Currency Tied to creditworthiness of government Represents Stored Value Defined Denominations (1, 5, 10, 20, etc) Accepted unit of exchange
  14. 14. Virtual Currency Digital representations of value issued by private developers and denominated in their own unit of account. Source: He, D., Habermeier, K., Leckow, R., Haksar, V., Almeida, Y., Kashima, M., Kyriakos-Saad, N., Oura, H., Sedik, T.S., Stetsenko, N., and Verdugo- Yepes, C. (January 2016) Virtual Currencies and Beyond: Initial Considerations, IMF Staff Discussion Note, SDN/16/03 Retrieved on May 31, 2016 at: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2016/sdn1603.pdf
  15. 15. Source: He, D., et al. (January 2016) Virtual Currencies and Beyond: Initial Considerations, IMF Staff Discussion Note, SDN/16/03, Pg 8. Retrieved on May 31, 2016 at: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/sdn/2016/sdn1603.pdf
  16. 16. Second Life
  17. 17. Second Life
  18. 18. Second Life
  19. 19. World of Warcraft Denominations: Gold, Silver, Copper Now Convertible WoW Tokens $20 buys you variable rate of gold Can use game gold to pay for subscription
  20. 20. Pay Pal Digital Currency Requires user to tie account to a bank account and transfer money to PayPal account PayPal acts as intermediary and removed personal information from transaction
  21. 21. What determines value of a currency? Demand Perception/ Belief Trust
  22. 22. God Protocols http://szabo.best.vwh.net/msc.html
  23. 23. What is Bitcoin? Phanteks PH-F140HP/TS Distributed
  24. 24. What is Bitcoin? Phanteks PH-F140HP/TS Distributed Kept in Sync by ‘Miners’
  25. 25. What is Bitcoin? Phanteks PH-F140HP/TS Distributed Kept in Sync by ‘Miners’ Of “Real” Value
  26. 26. This Week Blockchain Revolution p. 1 - 14 Metagame Book Club Site - Week 1 Metagame Book Club Google +
  27. 27. Blockchain Revolution Next Hangout Wednesday June 8 at 8 pm ET

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