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6,553 ratings
1,625 reviews

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

TT

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

AU

Dec 24, 2020

A comprehensive and clear course that summarizes the basic concepts to understand blockchain technology. Also, the resources and contents included are very valuables. I totally recommend this course.

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By John S

Feb 19, 2021

This course lays a great foundation for understanding blockchain.

By Saswata H

Jul 18, 2020

Excellent course for the basic understanding how blockchain works

By Atharva G P

May 27, 2020

Excellent course, makes everyone generate interest in the course.

By Aarthi B

May 18, 2020

Excellent teaching... and the practical sessions are very useful

By Robert N

Jan 6, 2022

Great Course, improved my knowledge of the Blockchain technology

By Slok A

Oct 12, 2021

Good quality Video Lectures for understanding blockchain basics.

By Siddhant P

Sep 1, 2021

Greatly explained. Got clear with basic ideas behind blockchain.

By Showkot H

May 16, 2020

The course was very helpful to understand the basics. Thank you.

By Yash s

Dec 31, 2019

best course on blockchain basics.instructor was very informative

By Youssef A

Feb 26, 2022

perfect course to start understanding the blockchain technology

By Ojas D

Aug 6, 2020

Great for people interested in decentralized forms the internet

By Akash M K

May 12, 2020

Really great experience , Awesome staff and there way to teach.

By Supriya S B

May 4, 2020

Its nice course and many doubts of Blockchain basics are clear.

By Prabuddh K A

Sep 14, 2019

Awesome Course for Beginners and Experts as well. A must to do.

By Narayana G

Feb 1, 2019

Very informative, with broader links to concepts / experts' opi

By Carlos G M

Jul 27, 2018

Awesome course to start or learn some details behind blockchain

By susmit p

Aug 14, 2021

excellent content and innovative and thought-provoking quizzes

By Yash A C

Jun 27, 2021

​This is a great beginners course to the basics of Blockchain.

By GUERRINI A

Nov 20, 2020

Well explained by the super professional professor. Thank you.

By INDURKAR M M

Aug 15, 2020

i am very much satisfied with the course content and delivery.

By Technology C

Jun 10, 2020

it is very informative and the explanation method is very good

By Pushpendra H

May 30, 2020

Oustanding Teaching ! Very precise contents featured out here.

By Nachiket K D

May 22, 2020

For a beginner it's a very good course to get into blockchain.

By naveen v R

May 7, 2020

very good teaching and quality materials. 5 star worth course.