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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Blockchain Basics by University at Buffalo

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1,182 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

SS
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 Rohini B

Apr 20, 2020

The course is good but the project assignment was frustrating. The software used is of an old version. Need more explanation.

By Sachin K

Jun 2, 2019

This course is all theoretical. If there were some implementation side by side, this course would have been more interesting.

By Michael W

Jul 14, 2018

Good basic introduction. Although the end project is a little easy. Should be more interactive with the ethereum client cli.

By Mourya R

Jun 6, 2020

This course is for people who want to learn block chain from level 0, Might be a good start to learn about block chains.

By PRASHANT P

May 14, 2020

The course covers the basic topics well, but should include more industry specific examples for a industry driven output

By Johannes B

Jul 30, 2019

Great information and good instructions. can be a bit clearer with the module project instructions on what to get where.

By Francisco S

Dec 24, 2020

a bit complicated to set up the last assignment, instructors could and should do a better job of uploading instrucitons

By Akeel A

Aug 8, 2020

Not very comprehensive as some of the links to different resources don't work but the few that do, I plan to revisit.

By Chitpara V

Mar 23, 2020

A great course to learn and understand Blockchain concepts but the main assignment can be more friendly for everyone.

By Thomas C

Dec 26, 2020

Very informative. Provides comprehensive information on almost all fundamental aspects of how blockchains function.

By Aniket D

Oct 20, 2019

This one a good introductory course to Blockchain. The programming assignments could be a little more challenging.

By Wesley E C

Sep 3, 2019

User experience is great, easy and concise learning. Assignments can use a bit (optional) elaboration on coding.

By Ben G s

Sep 19, 2020

i've watched already from a drive thats why i wanted to learn it and i loved how is detailed loved this course

By Dr. M S

May 17, 2020

It was good learning about Blockchain. How technology works and how we can check the transaction in blockchain.

By gaurab m

Jun 13, 2020

The course was great. The resources are just awesome. Kindly read all the articles and journals in the course.

By Jayanta k T

Jan 16, 2021

Y it was great to learn learn about this awesome technology and its underlying Technology. Thanks Coursera.

By Wenlong W

May 19, 2019

Quite useful reading links provided in the reading sections. The lecture videos are not really informative.

By Pushpanjali K

Jul 6, 2018

Good course to start with on Blockchain. The project is cool through it takes multiple attempts to complete

By Qifei Z

Jun 12, 2020

Too many reading materials attached. Would be good if the professor and walk through some of the contents.

By Arvind K S

Oct 14, 2019

The content was good for a jumpstart to the technology but the project work could have been more

engaging.

By Deshagette

Jan 27, 2019

Ce cours Blockchain Basic m'a vraiment permis de découvrir cette nouvelle approche de gestion de données.

By Wim S

Nov 27, 2018

There are some typo's in the text, one is anoying since is indicates ins't where I think it should be is.

By DOMINGO B

Aug 30, 2020

It covers the basics of blockchain, giving the tools to begin understanding and working with blockchain

By SIVADANAM Y L

Jun 10, 2020

very interesting and helpful for beginners. of course it is a basic course but got lots of stuff thanks

By BHASKAR M

Sep 24, 2018

The Instructions in the Project was not very clear. It took me more than 4 hrs to complete this task.