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Blockchain Essentials: An Introduction

Start with this free
general introduction to blockchains

Find out about blockchains at a high level
before you dive into a specific protocol

Everything you need to get a non-technical overview of blockchains

What is a blockchain? This free Blockchain Essentials taster offers a high-level overview of blockchain technology for a non-technical audience. You will get a basic understanding of technical fundamentals, discover how smart contracts work, and explore real life blockchain use cases. You will also cover technical and social discourses surrounding this powerful yet often misunderstood technology.

If you are not a developer but would still like to get a comprehensive introduction to blockchain technology, this free taster is for you!

Start Date
Now
Workload
20 hours
Join now to learn to the basics of blockchains

What you will get

This taster covers the basics of blockchain technology and public and enterprise networks.

  • Introduction: What is blockchain?
  • History of Blockchain
  • Data & Databases
  • Networks & Protocols
  • Ledgers
  • Cryptographic Fundamentals
  • Finding Consensus
  • Deployment Patterns: From Public to Private Blockchains
  • All About Smart Contracts
  • Blockchain Use Cases
  • Blockchain Discourse
  • Ethics & Future Implications
  • Try It Yourself!
  • Self-Assessment Quiz

Is this taster for me?

  • This course is designed for anyone who wants to get a comprenensive bird's eye view of blockchains and some of their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Recommended experience: None. You do not need any programming experience or prior knowledge about blockchain to join this free introductory course.
  • Requirements: A computer with at least 8 GB RAM and 50GB free hard-disk space.
  • Workload: 20 hours of text, videos, animations and quizzes. This free taster is self paced and does not have support from our expert mentors and instructors.

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