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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....

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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 Karthikeyan M

Mar 27, 2019

Good material to know block chain fundamentals

By arnoud c

Feb 5, 2020

Very clear overview of Blockchain principles!

By Francesca M

Jul 11, 2020

Cool course, sometimes it progressed to fast

By Ayesha F

Sep 17, 2018

very informative course regarding blockchain

By Sanyam J

Aug 7, 2019

Can be improved by adding some more content

By Ajay C

Apr 8, 2019

Great Introductory course on Blockchain!!!

By Harsh B

May 10, 2021

Just tutors need to teach in more details

By Abdullah R

Mar 22, 2020

Pretty good for a high level introduction

By Krishh K

Jun 29, 2022

Great way to start blockchain learning.

By Ehteshamul H

Sep 17, 2021

Very good basic learning for beginners.

By Ponugoti S

Jun 13, 2020

its a good platform to learn blockchain

By Jason A S

Apr 10, 2022

Could use more programming assignments

By Vivek J

May 14, 2021

Good for the basics.

Not too detailed.

By Rishabh G

Aug 6, 2020

Teacher and presentation were awesome

By Fung Y M

Sep 3, 2020

Some of the links are 404 not found.


May 16, 2020

curious to know more about the topic

By Umesh M

Jun 2, 2020

Some more detailed teaching needed

By Munish K

May 22, 2020

good course for the basic learning

By Shilpa S J

Apr 3, 2020

It was a great learning experience

By Alexander W

Jul 9, 2018

Great intro with interesting links

By Pranil R B

Jul 16, 2020

Great beginner friendly course,

By Pallavi P N

Jun 9, 2020

Thanku For the wonderful course

By Himalaya s

Apr 9, 2022

expect more indept information

By Prathish G

Jun 21, 2021

really good course to study...

By Raj F

Jul 26, 2020

great work,Its a good course.