Merkle Tree

Bitcoin Primitives: Merkle Trees


There are three foundational concepts, if understood well, can make the initial learning journey for Bitcoin SV easier we call them the Bitcoin primitives. While the other two concepts are Hash Functions and Digital signatures, the focus of this course is to cover Merkle trees. As this is a beginner-level course, it assumes no knowledge of Bitcoin SV. This Course is designed for anyone that wants to learn more about Bitcoin and will introduce some general computer science techniques. Upon completion students will understand how these techniques enable the system to scale efficiently.

At the end of the course you will understand the following:

  1. What Merkle trees are. 
  2. How Merkle trees are used in Bitcoin. 
  3. Why Merkle trees are used in Bitcoin 
  4. How Merkle trees help Bitcoin scale. 
  5. What elements are involved in a Standardised Merkle Proof. 
Upon completion of this course, students will be awarded our certificate of completion.
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