Key Management







Blockchains use asymmetric cryptography to ensure the authenticity and integrity of transactions stored on the distributed ledger. An attacker with access to the private key of a blockchain account can steal cryptocurrency and interact with smart contracts on its behalf. This course will ensure participants learn the best practices for managing blockchain account keys.

Total Hours: 2.5

  • OnDemand Video: 1.5
  • Sefl Study Hours: 1
  • Live Workshop Hours: 0
  • Optional:
    • Live Student Orientation
    • Live Instructor-Led AMA (Ask-Me-Anything)

Questions We Explore:

  • What are the benefits of asymmetric cryptography?
  • How do blockchain and public key cryptography work? 
  • Do ‘cold’ and ‘hot’ wallets differ? 
  • Where are key generation best practices?
  • Why is private key security important?
  • How does private key security fail?
  • How are exchanges and online wallets both a benefit and risk?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the underlying theory behind public key cryptography
  • Explore applications of asymmetric cryptography in blockchain
  • Compare the various methods of private key generation
  • Contrast various private key storage methodologies
  • Articulate common cryptographic key management mistakes

Graduates Earn:

  • NFT Certificate of Course Completion 
  • Prepare to take the Web3 Certification Board (W3CB) Exam
    • This course covers:
      • 5% of the Blockchain Enterprise Advocate II Certification Badge
      • 5% of the Blockchain Legal Professional II Certification Badge
      • 10% of the Blockchain Financial Analyst II Certification Badge
      • 5% of the Blockchain Project Manager II Certification Badge