In this first course of the specialization, we will discuss the limitations of the Internet for business and economic activity, and explain how blockchain technology represents the way forward. After completing this course, you will be able to explain what blockchain is, how it works, and why it is revolutionary. You will learn key concepts such as mining, hashing, proof-of-work, public key cryptography, and the double-spend problem. You’ll be able to describe seven design principles for blockchain technology, and the challenges facing the people developing it. You’ll also meet the players in the blockchain ecosystem, and consider your own role in stewarding the blockchain revolution.
This course is part of the Blockchain Revolution in Financial Services Specialization
About this Course
What you will learn
The limitations of the Internet for business and economic activity, and how trust is established in a pre- and post-blockchain world
Terms such as miner, hash, nonce, proof-of-work, and public key cryptography, as well as the steps of a blockchain transaction
Seven design principles for blockchain technology
Ten challenges associated with implementing blockchain technology
Skills you will gain
- Collaborative Working Environment
- Blockchain (Database)
- Open Collaboration
- Access Structure
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
The Second Era of the Internet
Blockchain Design Principles
Public and Private Ledgers
The Blockchain Ecosystem
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TOP REVIEWS FROM INTRODUCTION TO BLOCKCHAIN FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES
Complete, sound and proven work - this course has taught so much in so less time! Some readings are just so engrossing that it makes you jump off the chair...enjoyed every bit!
It was a very informative course and the learning was really great. I would like to thanks INSEAD, Don & Alex Tapscott for putting together such a wonderful course. Thanks again!
It's effective science communication at work. It's eating a really large elephant piece by piece, one step at a time. They made something complex really simple.
Very Informative course! It provided me all basic information regarding blockchain as a beginner. Reference material provided is of great help while doing this course.
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