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About the Course

This first course of the Blockchain specialization provides a broad overview of the essential concepts of blockchain technology – by initially exploring the Bitcoin protocol followed by the Ethereum protocol – to lay the foundation necessary for developing applications and programming. You will be equipped with the knowledge needed to create nodes on your personal Ethereum blockchain, create accounts, unlock accounts, mine, transact, transfer Ethers, and check balances. You will learn about the decentralized peer-to-peer network, an immutable distributed ledger and the trust model that defines a blockchain. This course enables you to explain basic components of a blockchain (transaction, block, block header, and the chain) its operations (verification, validation, and consensus model) underlying algorithms, and essentials of trust (hard fork and soft fork). Content includes the hashing and cryptography foundations indispensable to blockchain programming, which is the focus of two subsequent specialization courses, Smart Contracts and Decentralized Applications (Dapps). You will work on a virtual machine image, specifically created for this course, to build an Ethereum test chain and operate on the chain. This hands-on activity will help you understand the workings of a blockchain, its transactions, blocks and mining. Main concepts are delivered through videos, demos and hands-on exercises....

Top reviews

Nov 18, 2018

This is an introductory course to Blockchain. The supplemented material (in other words self-study) is excellent and in my opinion is the only way to master the concepts and details of this discipline

Dec 31, 2019

One of the Best course for Absolutely Beginners :-) Discussed Core Fundamental Factors of Blockchain of Bitcoin and Ethereum. Amazing Resources & Really Helpful Content. Thanks Bina Ramamurthy Ma'am.

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By Tatsapat S

Jul 16, 2021

Course is well organized and easy to follow. I would highly recommend for beginner.

By Olalekan M

Sep 21, 2020

This is awesome, I really love the course, very much interested in studying further

By Vishakh R

Apr 22, 2020

Amazing course with all relevant details required for basic knowledge in the field.

By Anja G

Jul 20, 2018

Great course for a blockchain beginner who intends to dive deep into the subject...

By Antonios L

Feb 14, 2021

Great introduction in such a complex topic with very efficient education approach!

By Sunil S

Apr 7, 2020

Well structure and well paced sessions. Also the project work was very informative

By Chandragupta S

Oct 10, 2019

Best course to start your journey, if you are planning your carrier in Blockchain.

By vijaya k D

Jul 25, 2018

if one wanted to get grip on blockchain, this is the first and best starting point


Dec 19, 2020

I am very lucky to have this as my first course.

Thank you for making this course.

By Karan K

Jul 16, 2019

The course is really good if you want to start a blockchain career from the root.

By Tirthankar B

Feb 15, 2019

Good Course! I learned a lot. However, the last course assignment could have been

By Disha D

Sep 10, 2018

The course is excellent for all those looking for a basic overview of blockchain.

By jakenaumann

Jan 30, 2021

Great course to learn about blockchain if you are only kind of familiar with it.


Jul 10, 2020

The overall course contents were absolutely amazing, got to learn something new.

By Carlos

Jul 4, 2020

This is a really good course for blockchain introduction concpets and operations

By Sachin G

Feb 4, 2019

Tutorials were neatly designed, easy to understand with right text and graphics.

By Naresh B

Dec 14, 2018

Great introduction and demonstration of basic elements in Blockchain technology.

By Il'ya V

Aug 4, 2018

it's simple course, but for new learner it's the most suitable option.

thank you.

By Rohit S

Aug 30, 2021

Extremely well written content and covers all basics. Final assignment was fun!

By Rahul C T

Jun 1, 2020

Bina Mams pace was too good.The lucidness in each concept was really excellent.

By Ahmer M

Sep 21, 2019

This was an amazing course. The professor explained everything in great detail.

By Veerbahadur G

Sep 29, 2018

This is EXCELLENT course and it is VERY VERY VERY helpful. Please go for it. :)

By Akam E W

Jun 14, 2018

A passionate lesson that I'll trigger you to learn more of the future currency.

By Milad M

Sep 11, 2021

I am very happy that I had the chance to participate in this course.

Thank you

By Sami U

Jul 1, 2021

An​n outstanding course material. Especially the reading material was awesome.