Serenity Academy: Beginner Guide
We have launched a new initiative, The Serenity Academy, to teach the basics of Web3 industry, so as to help more people get into this space. In this industry where big concepts and jargons flying around, we try to focus on the practical skills that will land you a job or improve your work efficiency. For example, we will start from the most basic one:
Quiz and Jobs!
If you are confident of your Web3 skills, and you are looking for a job, please try out this Quiz. We will help qualified candidates with web3 job hunting.
The Video Guide for Beginners
Now, let’s get started. To view courses from this website, you need the following basics. We have free video courses on Youtube to help you get started. Click the links below to learn these.
- Install a browser plug-in called MetaMask, which is the common tool for Web3. Please see our video course on “How to Use MetaMask”.
- In MetaMask, add the blockchain network called Polygon, which is the most popular blockchain other than Ethereum. Please see our video course on “How to Use an EVM Chain”.
- Add the MATIC toke into your wallet. For our courses, your need 0.99+ MATIC (about $0.90). Please see our video course on “How to Add Funds to Your MetaMask”. Do note that the video is about adding ETH to Ethereum, and for our website, you need to add MATIC for Polygon. Other than this, the rest is the same.
Navigate the Course Page
If you have completed the above, you can now choose the courses you like to start with. Each course here is a pdf deck (PPT and notes) covering a few related topics. Each course now has a standard price of 0.99 MATIC. We will add more courses to the page, so come back regularly to check it out!
At the course page “Academy”, you should be able to see the available courses now and in the upper right corner, “connect wallet” to login with your MetaMask”. After login, you will be prompted to switch to Polygon network.
Click into any of the courses, you will see an individual page of the course, which will list the detailed topics of the course. Click the “Buy Now” button, you will be prompted in your MetaMask to confirm the payment.
After the purchasing transaction goes through on the Polygon blockchain, you will see your purchased courses in your profile page. Click them again to read the course contents.
Each of the course is actually an NFT. You can view the courses as long as you hold these NFTs. When you do not need them, you can transfer or sell them. We will cover this in later courses. For now, enjoy reading!
Feedback to us via Twitter @serenityfund, if you need any help or assistance. And share with your friends who need this. Thank you!
Serenity Team, 18 Sept 2022
(PS: The Serenity Academy page is a web3 experiment. We have used purely MetaMask and NTFs as backend to support login and tracking of student’s course purchases. There’s database in the backend of this website. This is a simple but a fundamental application of web3. If you are interested in this, feel free to reach out to us as well! )