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Fundamentals of Blockchain Architecture
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Fundamentals of Blockchain Architecture

This course is part of Blockchain Solution Architecture Specialization

Taught in English

Kris Bennett

Instructor: Kris Bennett

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Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

19 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Understand the fundamental concepts and principles of blockchain technology.

    Analyze and make informed decisions about blockchain technology.

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January 2024

Assessments

14 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

19 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 7 modules in this course

Welcome to Blockchain Solution Architecture - Fundamentals of Blockchain Architecture! In this course, we will delve into the core principles of blockchain. It offers an overview of various blockchain platforms, hosting decisions, associated technologies, and the key development languages used.

What's included

1 video3 readings

This module provides a comprehensive introduction to blockchain technology. We will discuss what blockchain is, the structure of blocks and chains, basic concepts like distributed ledgers, consensus mechanisms, and smart contracts. We will also explain the different layers of a blockchain like the protocol, network, and application layers, as well as explore blockchain wallets, public/private keys, and blockchain addresses. Finally, we will provide a detailed history of blockchain from its origins in Bitcoin to its evolution and mainstream adoption.

What's included

14 videos2 readings4 quizzes1 discussion prompt4 plugins

We dive deep into real-world blockchain use cases across industries like finance, supply chain, healthcare, real estate, and more. It analyzes the value blockchain provides in different contexts. It provides a decision framework and checklist to determine when blockchain is an appropriate solution. It discusses alternatives like centralized databases. It covers the differences between on-chain and off-chain data storage and when to use each.

What's included

11 videos2 readings3 quizzes1 discussion prompt1 plugin

Here we survey popular blockchain development languages like Solidity, Vyper, and Hyperledger Fabric. It explores blockchain toolsets and frameworks like Truffle, Embark, and OpenZeppelin for building dApps. It shares learning resources and developer communities to enable getting started. It provides guidance on selecting the right language and tools based on the blockchain platform and use case.

What's included

6 videos1 reading1 quiz1 discussion prompt

An in-depth exploration of blockchain consensus mechanisms like proof-of-work, proof-of-stake, delegated proof-of-stake, and practical Byzantine fault tolerance. It explains the Byzantine Generals Problem that consensus aims to solve. It analyzes the pros and cons of each consensus approach.

What's included

9 videos3 quizzes2 discussion prompts

This module directly addresses the blockchain trilemma involving scalability, security, and decentralization tradeoffs. It explores potential solutions like sharding, sidechains, state channels, and directed acyclic graphs.

What's included

3 videos2 readings1 quiz3 discussion prompts1 plugin

This module examines the blockchain security advantages like cryptography, consensus, and immutability. It also discusses security issues like private key management, Sybil attacks, 51% attacks, and more.

What's included

9 videos1 reading2 quizzes2 discussion prompts

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Kris Bennett
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