The Steemit Crypto Academy is back for Season 2.
And we are back with a much expanded team of Crypto Professors.
We now have 11 Professors who will be producing 6 weekly course posts.
The courses will also no longer just be in English - with at least one Chinese and one Spanish lesson planned for each week.
To help overcome the issue of delays with homework marking the Professors will be working in pairs to increase capacity.
Finally to help stamp out plagiarism and other abuse all the Professors will be doing much more checking, and we have also introduced some new rules on what gets voted on by @steemcurator02.
The Steemit Crypto Academy Courses - Week 9
These are the courses for Week #9…
@abcallen [ China ]
This week Professor @Abcallen is covering types of blockchain, the Steem blockchain and the basics of how Steem operates.
The homework task involves how you would recommend Steem, what kind of blockchain project you would like to create, and what witnesses you have voted for. If you have a reputation of 65 or over you should do a comparison of Steem and another blockchain.
This week Professor @Alphafx is looking at different types of blockchains and platforms.
The homework task involves preparing a detailed comparison between two different blockchains.
This week Professor @Imagen is exploring Initial Coin Offerings or ICOs.
The homework task involves investigating ICOs in more depth including looking at their advantages and disadvantages, and differences with IEOs.
This week Professor @Sapwood is looking in depth at the USDT P2P Market, particularly with reference to Binance and Huobi.
The homework task covers a practical exploration with set tasks of the USDT P2P Market on Binance or Huobi.
@yousafharoonkhan [ Pakistan ] - assisted by @stream4u (India)
This week Professor @Yousafharoonkhan is investigating decentralized and centralized systems and the advantages and disadvantages of each.
The homework task involves answering questions about the advantages and disadvantages of decentralized and centralized systems.
- Steemit Crypto Academy : Lesson 9 : Decentralized and Centralized Systems and the Advantages and Disadvantages of each
This week Professor @Yohan2on is looking at Altcoins.
The homework task involves writing about Litecoin (LTC), Ripple (XRP) or Binance coin (BNB).
We are keen to ensure that all contributions to the Steemit Crypto Academy are of as high a standard as possible.
While the Crypto Professors may set specific requirements for some of their homework tasks we would suggest all students follow these basic guidelines…
- Title the post with the format - Crypto Academy Week 9 - Homework Post for [name of Crypto Professor] …
- Homework posts should be at least 300 words
- All work should be your own - plagiarism will not be tolerated
- Any graphs, screenshots, quotes etc used from other sources should be fully referenced
- Any images used should be from copyright-free sources and fully referenced
- Homework posts should include the tag #cryptoacademy and any tag specifically required by the Crypto Professor in the first five tags. It will also be good to include a tag for your country.
- Tag the relevant Crypto Professor to help them find your homework post.
Please make sure you send your homework posts into the Crypto-Academy community…
Please check each Professor’s post carefully for any special instructions they have given for their homework task. Once you have completed your homework post make sure you leave a link on the Professor’s post to ensure they see it.
Following all these guidelines carefully will help you gain higher vote rewards for your homework posts.
New Voting Rules for Season 2
To encourage people to do more research and put more effort into producing higher quality homework posts @steemcurator02 will now only be voting on posts that achieve a grade of 5 out of 10 or above from the Professor.
Additionally to discourage ‘content farming’ from multi-accounts set up purely to harvest votes from the Crypto Academy @steemcurator02 will only consider giving votes on homework posts submitted by people with reputations of 45 or above.
If you are new to Steem we suggest you join the Newcomers Community and do the Achievement Tasks there to get to know the platform and build up your reputation before joining the Crypto Academy…
The Steemit Crypto Academy community
The Crypto Academy community is ONLY for posts to do with the courses being run by the Crypto Professors…
Alongside the course posts from the Crypto Professors, the only other posts in the Steemit Crypto Academy community should be homework posts for the tasks set by the professors.
Please do not post general crypto related posts now in the Steemit Crypto Academy Community. Any non-Academy posts may be muted.
We hope as many of you as possible will join in with the Steemit Crypto Academy courses and do the homework tasks set by the Crypto Professors. You are free to follow as many of the courses as you want.
In this second season of the Academy we will be putting a greater emphasis on improving the quality of the homework posts.
We will also be putting even more resources into curbing plagiarism, content farming and other abuse.
We are keen for the Steemit Crypto Academy to provide a high quality learning opportunity for those willing to put in the effort to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world of cryptocurrencies.
The Steemit Team
Community Notice - TRX Rewards
We apologize for the recent issue with claiming TRX rewards.
The problem has now been identified and fixed.
Please be assured all TRX rewards were held in a queue and none were lost.
The distribution of these rewards is now taking place but may take another day or so to fully catch up.