Intro to Blockchain Technology Basics

Learn about what blockchain is, how it's different from Cryptocurrency and what companies are using blockchains for.

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Blockchain creates a shared system of record among business network members, eliminating the need to reconcile disparate ledgers. Blockchain is disruptive technology and if your in a business such as finance, insurance, logistics and IT you need to learn blockchain.

This course was designed to help give a broad overview for aspiring blockchain professionals before they move on to move complex blockchain subjects such as implementations, Proof of concepts, Ethereum programming,etc

The course covers the following areas:

  • What is Blockchain?
  • What is a Cryptocurrency?
  • What is the difference between Blockchain and Bitcoin?
  • What is Ethereum?
  • What is Metamask
  • What is a Blockchain Explorer
  • What is a Smart Contract?
  • What is a Blockchain as a Service(BaaS)?
  • What is Bitcoin/Litecoin wallet?
  • Additional demos and whiteboard sessions

This course includes

  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • 29 lectures
  • 1 downloadable resource
  • demos and whiteboard examples
  • Accredible Certificate of Completion

Who is This Course For?

  • Professionals who want to understand how Blockchain influencing industries they are in.
  • Anyone wanting a quick foundation into blockchain technology.
  • Any students in college who want to start a career in Blockchain
  • People who want to learn more about how blockchains are impacting the world through real world applications examples

What you'll learn

What is Cryptocurrency and what are the differences between blockchains

What is Ethereum and how is it different than Bitcoin

Career Outlook for blockchain experts

✓ Get a deep understanding of how Blockchain as a technology works

✓ What is Cryptographic Hash Function

✓ What are the Cryptographic Hash Functions in Blockchain

✓ What is a Blockchain and how you can apply it to the real world

✓ What are some basic use cases for blockchains in business and the government

✓ What is Litecoin and how can recieve Litecoin funds via a wallet

✓ Identify real Industry Applications and learn how Blockchain affecting real world right now.

✓ What is Smart Contract and How it is implemented in business

✓ Compare and Contrast the architectures of Hyperledger, Corda and Ethereum Platforms


  • This course is a basic introduction with minimal requirements as follows
  • Must have access to a computer with a browser to go to suggested links
  • Read reference requirements provided by instructor to solidify learning
  • Some basic IT networking experience not needed but would be helpful to advance in learning
  • Have a passion to learn about the most disruptive technology right now on the market

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