Intro to the NEM Blockchain for Developers

Intro to the NEM Blockchain for Developers

Stone River eLearning
Updated Sep 06, 2019

Course Overview

Any IT professional or hobbyist anticipating a solid understanding of how cryptocurrency and smart contract technology works and desires an understanding of crypto's use cases and potential (including  blockchains and distributed applications) needs to go through this course to leverage cryptocurrency and smart contracts in new or existing development projects.

Anyone desiring to learn how cryptocurrency solutions are designed, configured, and developed needs the knowledge and practice presented in this course.

This not only includes web, mobile, and service application developers, but also architects, UI designers, testers, and administrators. This course provides a solid understanding of how crypto and blockchain technology works and a solid foundation for platform evaluation and learning lower level details.

Target Audience

This course was built for forward-looking developers who need to familiarize themselves with the advanced blockchain technology offered by NEM.

With a new, major upgrade rolling out, the material presented here is based on this new NEM version (2.0) code-named Catapult.

This course is designed for those developers who want to begin creating cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and distributed apps on the NEM blockchain and need a good springboard to start their descent into this deep and detailed set of technologies, theories, and implementations.
This course focuses on the outstanding components of NEM technologies and weaves them together to create a solid understanding of the system stack's component interactions and dependencies.
Of course, the info presented here is just as valuable for architects, testers, and product managers as they too should understand how the NEM blockchain system is designed and used to create the next level of distributed ledger tech.

This course IS NOT intended for non-technical students. The content presented is in the context of technical review and implementation.

Learning Objectives

  • Use the NEM blockchain to develop cryptocurrencies and smart contracts!
  • Understand and use NEM technology in real world applications.
  • Work with NEM's new breakthrough 2.0 release, code-named Catapult.
  • Easily develop advanced, multi-layered Smart Contracts that actually work!
  • Understand the most important aspects of viable blockchain design.
  • Discover how cryptocurrencies utilize blockchain.
  • Learn the Proof of Work, Proof of Stake, Delegated Proof of Stake protocols and NEM's unique Proof of Importance protocol for securing the blockchain
  • Implement NEM's JavaScript/TypeScript library.
  • Familiarize with the NEM CLI to efficiently reason about the NEM blockchain
  • Understand the NEM blockchain by discovering the leading cryptocurrency design concepts used in today's most popular blockchain networks.

... and much, much more!


Before taking this course, a student should ideally (but not absolutely) have some experience in:

  • Creating applications with Javascript and Angular
  • Some exposure to cryptocurrencies, either via the markets or from a technical standpoint
  • JavaScript development of complete web app solutions with a major JS development platform (Angular)