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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

Jul 27, 2018

I find this course helpful to absolute beginner and for one who wants to grasp the basic concepts of Blockchain . The tutor tried to explain most part with simplicity and good and sufficient details.

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By shraddha s

Sep 4, 2020

Loved it!! An easy to understand explanation of high level block chain.

By Dhaval S

Oct 9, 2018

This course is great! Got a clear idea about fundamentals of blockchain

By Tan J S

Aug 19, 2018

This course provided the basics of Blockchain in a very informative way

By Avery P

Aug 5, 2018

Great overview with practical deployment of a test Ethereum blockchain!

By Ian P M

Aug 8, 2021

Excellent course, clear concise videos and sufficient course material.

By Jonathan U Z

Jun 29, 2021

I Learned a lot! Lessons are explained simplily and ease to understand

By Karina M

Jun 7, 2021

Blockchain Basis was easy to follow and commands and activities worked

By Prasann J

Apr 5, 2020

Amazing course for beginners enthusiastic about blockchain technology.

By Ashutosh T

Feb 4, 2020

It was a great course and I would recommend everyone to give it a shot

By Zohre G

Mar 13, 2019

i genuinely learned a lot specially with the final project, thank you.

By gregorius a

Dec 18, 2018

Good Courses and Help us to understand from very beginning! Thank You!


Jun 15, 2020

It was a great course towards understanding the basics of blockchain.

By Sriram S

Jun 12, 2020

This is an excellent course especially suited for absolute beginners.

By Amrie H

Sep 2, 2019

This course gave an idea of the background concept of the Blockchain.

By Akshay S

Aug 4, 2019

it gives me a very good basic understanding of blockchain technology.

By Kary K

Jul 6, 2018

The Content was very focused and explained crisply. One of the best !

By Samundar S

Jul 3, 2021

Great Explanation and very helpful for learning basic of Blockchain.

By venkata s p d

May 15, 2020

it is very good for beginners,they can learn a lot about blockchain.

By Carlos E C G

Apr 21, 2020

Excellent course, this make a lot of good explanations of this topic

By Lalithmohan S

Apr 19, 2019

Very good introductions, easy to understand and remember. Thanks tea

By Phani S G

Nov 8, 2018

Great insights for people who are getting into Blockchain Technology

By Teye B

Aug 24, 2021

Very ecellent introduction to the concepts of BlockChain Technology

By Ashish S

Jun 23, 2020

Best course for anyone who want to start their career in BlockChain

By Nikunj

May 8, 2020

very good plateform for working professionals and Research scholors

By Ratkal

Apr 29, 2020

Course was designed in well planned way to understand the beginners