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Course Catalog » Blockchain Curriculum » Blockchain Series

Blockchain Fundamentals

Duration
4 hours

Overview

Description

The Blockchain Fundamentals course provides you with a solid understanding of the business issues surrounding the emergence of blockchain, explaining its value and general structure. It then describes applications that are currently using this technology and provides an insight into its potential. For those just starting out, it suggests existing frameworks and platforms where blockchain can run, and because blockchain is still in its infancy, where more information of this topic can be obtained. The last module covers the more technical aspects of blockchain, discussing the use of hashes, block content, and how blockchain data is created and distributed throughout the network.

Audience

This course is suitable for a wide range of people - from business managers to general IT workers, who need both an overview of blockchain capabilities and a technical view inside blockchain processing.

Prerequisites

None.

Objectives

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Describe basic blockchain structure and functionality
  • Identify existing and potential blockchain applications
  • Describe how hashes and blocks are used in the blockchain process

Course Content

Introduction to Blockchain

Blockchain's Value

Distributed Ledger Technology

General Blockchain Structure

Security and Blockchain

Trusted and Untrusted Blockchain Networks

Blockchain Evolution

Blockchain and Bitcoin

Embracing Blockchain

Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts

Real Applications Using Blockchain

Blockchain Potential

Blockchain Adoption

Organizations Already Using Blockchain

Consortiums Supporting Blockchain

Where to Start?

Existing Blockchain Frameworks

Blockchain in the Cloud

Learning About Blockchain

How Blockchain Works

Hashes and Blockchain Hash Properties

Blocks

The Blockchain Process

Addressing Blocks

Block Contents

Sending and Validating Transactions

Adding Transactions to a Block

Adding Blocks to the Blockchain

Proof of Work

Proof of Stake

Blockchain Fundamentals Mastery Test

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