SkillUp EdTech
Blockchain and Cryptography Overview
SkillUp EdTech

Blockchain and Cryptography Overview

Jignasha Dalal
Skill-Up EdTech Team

Instructors: Jignasha Dalal

Included with Coursera Plus

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

7 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Describe the purpose of hash functions and public key cryptography in blockchain security.

  • Explore the fundamentals of blockchain technology, including blocks, chains, and network security, and identify and encounter basic threats.

  • Analyze the security of Proof of Work (PoW), Proof of Stake (PoS), and alternative consensus methods.

Details to know

Shareable certificate

Add to your LinkedIn profile

Recently updated!

March 2024

Assessments

8 assignments

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Beginner level

Recommended experience

7 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

See how employees at top companies are mastering in-demand skills

Placeholder

Build your subject-matter expertise

This course is part of the Certified Blockchain Security Professional (CBSP) Exam Prep Specialization
When you enroll in this course, you'll also be enrolled in this Specialization.
  • Learn new concepts from industry experts
  • Gain a foundational understanding of a subject or tool
  • Develop job-relevant skills with hands-on projects
  • Earn a shareable career certificate
Placeholder
Placeholder

Earn a career certificate

Add this credential to your LinkedIn profile, resume, or CV

Share it on social media and in your performance review

Placeholder

There are 4 modules in this course

This module will cover the cryptography basics of blockchain, like hash functions and digital signatures using public key cryptography. The module also introduces you to the core components and advantages of blockchain and the assumptions and challenges in blockchain security, such as the vulnerability of losing private keys and different types of wallets. Finally, you will also learn about the factors influencing blockchain risk appraisal.

What's included

9 videos3 readings3 assignments1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will learn about blockchain fundamentals, its promises, and the security essentials. From understanding the basics to recognizing potential threats, this module provides a concise overview, setting the stage for deeper insights into blockchain technology.

What's included

7 videos1 reading3 assignments1 discussion prompt

In this module, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of blockchain security and smart contracts. You will gain insight into key concepts such as user safety, node and network safety, and an overview of smart contracts. The module also delves into the security aspects of smart contracts and the process of auditing them.

What's included

6 videos1 reading2 assignments1 discussion prompt

This is a peer-review assignment based on the concepts taught in the Blockchain and Cryptography Overview course. In this assignment, you will be able to explain the various consensus mechanisms and highlight the security measures that can be implemented to protect the blockchain networks.

What's included

1 video2 readings1 peer review

Instructors

Jignasha Dalal
SkillUp EdTech
3 Courses109 learners

Offered by

SkillUp EdTech

Recommended if you're interested in Computer Security and Networks

Why people choose Coursera for their career

Felipe M.
Learner since 2018
"To be able to take courses at my own pace and rhythm has been an amazing experience. I can learn whenever it fits my schedule and mood."
Jennifer J.
Learner since 2020
"I directly applied the concepts and skills I learned from my courses to an exciting new project at work."
Larry W.
Learner since 2021
"When I need courses on topics that my university doesn't offer, Coursera is one of the best places to go."
Chaitanya A.
"Learning isn't just about being better at your job: it's so much more than that. Coursera allows me to learn without limits."

New to Computer Security and Networks? Start here.

Placeholder

Open new doors with Coursera Plus

Unlimited access to 7,000+ world-class courses, hands-on projects, and job-ready certificate programs - all included in your subscription

Advance your career with an online degree

Earn a degree from world-class universities - 100% online

Join over 3,400 global companies that choose Coursera for Business

Upskill your employees to excel in the digital economy

Frequently asked questions