Chevron Left
Back to Blockchain Basics

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Blockchain Basics by University at Buffalo

4.6
stars
6,867 ratings

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

U

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.

Filter by:

1601 - 1625 of 1,733 Reviews for Blockchain Basics

By Davis S

May 14, 2020

By ravi k

Feb 1, 2020

By Manish K

Jun 11, 2022

By Eshan B

Mar 14, 2020

By Ben T

Apr 5, 2022

By Keerati I

Aug 17, 2021

By Douglas C

Apr 7, 2021

By Gary T

Dec 24, 2018

By Gayatri P

Aug 4, 2020

By Mamtaba G

Jun 21, 2020

By Alex F

Oct 8, 2018

By Dat D

Sep 15, 2022

By Mayank K

Sep 28, 2018

By VAGICHERLA S A

Jun 26, 2020

By Christopher M

Mar 14, 2021

By Marvin T B

Jul 4, 2019

By Matteo L

Nov 15, 2018

By Prateek A

Jun 6, 2021

By Reid T S

May 20, 2020

By Tanakorn L

Mar 11, 2020

By Nitish K

May 11, 2020

By Umang T

May 22, 2021

By Concierge S

Mar 4, 2020

By Pallavi N

Dec 29, 2021

By Abhishek B

Jun 13, 2020