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The eSkills Malta Foundation, the Maltese National Coalition for Digital Skills and Jobs, offers an educational repository, which collates 5 videos from different providers on the topic of blockchain.

The videos are available in English via Youtube, which also allows for automatic subtitles in other languages. They range from 5 to 15 minutes and are accessible free of charge for all. Each video deals with a different technology aspect of blockchain. 

  • Creating a blockchain with JavaScript

In approximately 15 minutes, this video puts down the basics of what learners need to know in order to write their own blockchain using the programming language JavaScript. It also offers an overview of what is behind a blockchain via the use of basic code with the aim of showing students how blockchain works and why the technology is considered secure. Participants are also introduced to actions, deployed to tamper with a blockchain and learn how to detect potential fraud. 

  • Implementing Proof-of-Work in JavaScript

This video shows why proof-of work (a mechanism used to enhance blockchain's security) is essential and how it can be added to the blockchain. It follows the first video, Creating a blockchain with JavaScript and takes 5 minutes to watch. 

  • Understand the blockchain in two minutes 

This video, created by the Institute for the Future, an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Nicosia (UNIC) in Cyprus. For a little over than 2 minutes, it takes learners through the concept behind blockchain and its implication for the present and future. 

  • How does a blockchain work? 

​​​​​​​A short, 6-minute video, which takes participants through blockchain's applications and functions to offer an introductory overview of the links within the blockchain. 

  • Smart Contracts 

​​​​​​​This video is under 5 minutes and takes users through smart contracts in the blockchain and how they are used in cryptocurrency to make transactions secure and more trustworthy. 

Digital skills resource details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Malta
Industry - field of education and training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Target language
English
Geographical sphere
National initiative
Methodology

No methodology, as the educational videos in the repository are created by different external providers. 

Skills resource type
Other training material