About this Course

119,924 recent views

Learner Career Outcomes

56%

started a new career after completing these courses

58%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

14%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 2 of 4 in the
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language is required, as well as completion of the course titled, "Blockchain Basics".

Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Korean

What you will learn

  • This second course of the Blockchain specialization will help you design, code, deploy and execute a smart contract.

Skills you will gain

CryptocurrencyBlockchainSoliditySmart ContractRemix IDE

Learner Career Outcomes

56%

started a new career after completing these courses

58%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

14%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Course 2 of 4 in the
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Intermediate Level

Knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language is required, as well as completion of the course titled, "Blockchain Basics".

Approx. 13 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Korean

Offered by

University at Buffalo logo

University at Buffalo

The State University of New York logo

The State University of New York

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Content RatingThumbs Up94%(4,548 ratings)Info
Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Smart Contract Basics

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 33 min), 6 readings, 5 quizzes
5 videos
Smart Contracts Defined (Part 1) (Remix IDE and Greeter Demos)7m
Smart Contracts Defined (Part 2) (Simple Storage Demo)5m
Processing Smart Contracts (Compile Artifacts Demo)4m
Deploying Smart Contracts4m
6 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Why Smart Contracts?10m
Updated Smart contracts (Solidity version 5.9)10m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Smart Contracts Defined10m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Processing Smart Contracts10m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Deploying Smart Contracts10m
REQUIRED Quiz Resources and Directions: Smart Contract Basics - Week10m
5 practice exercises
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Self-Check30m
Smart Contract Basics30m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Solidity

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 47 min), 5 readings, 6 quizzes
7 videos
Basic Data Types & Statements (Bidder Data & Functions Demos)6m
Specific Data Types (Part 1) (Coin Demo)6m
Specific Data Types (Part 2) (Coin Demo cont.)2m
Data Structures (Part 1) (BallotV1 Demo)10m
Data Structures (Part 2) (StateTransV2 Demo)7m
Access Modifiers & Applications7m
5 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Solidity: Structure10m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Basic Data Types & Statements10m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Specific Data Types10m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Data Structures30m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Access Modifiers & Applications10m
6 practice exercises
Self-Check4m
Self-Check8m
Self-Check6m
Self-Check4m
Self-Check4m
Solidity - Week 230m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Putting it all Together

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 36 min), 4 readings, 5 quizzes
8 videos
Time Elements (Part 1)4m
Time Elements (Part 2) (BallotV2 Demo)6m
Time Elements (Part 3)2m
Validation & Test (Part 1) (BallotV3 Demo)7m
Validation & Test (Part 2) (BallotV4 Demo)3m
Client Applications2m
Practitioner's Perspective: Shared Rules & Trust3m
4 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Developing Smart Contracts5m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Time Elements5m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Validation & Test15m
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Client Applications15m
5 practice exercises
Self-Check6m
Self-Check6m
Self-Check4m
Self-Check4m
Putting It All Together - Week 330m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Best Practices

4 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 16 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Designing Smart Contracts7m
Remix Web IDE3m
4 readings
(OPTIONAL) Resources: Best Practices10m
(MANDATORY READING) Addendum: Solidity Version10m
Assignment Description10m
Smart Contracts: Key Takeaways10m
1 practice exercise
Best Practices- Week 420m

Reviews

TOP REVIEWS FROM SMART CONTRACTS

View all reviews

About the Blockchain Specialization

This specialization introduces blockchain, a revolutionary technology that enables peer-to-peer transfer of digital assets without any intermediaries, and is predicted to be just as impactful as the Internet. More specifically, it prepares learners to program on the Ethereum blockchain. The four courses provide learners with (i) an understanding and working knowledge of foundational blockchain concepts, (ii) a skill set for designing and implementing smart contracts, (iii) methods for developing decentralized applications on the blockchain, and (iv) information about the ongoing specific industry-wide blockchain frameworks. The specialization covers a range of essential topics, from the cryptographic underpinnings of blockchain technology to enabling decentralized applications on a private Ethereum blockchain platform. It is ideal for programmers and designers involved in developing and implementing blockchain applications, and anyone who is interested in understanding its potential....
Blockchain

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:

    • The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.
    • The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. Your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • If you subscribed, you get a 7-day free trial during which you can cancel at no penalty. After that, we don’t give refunds, but you can cancel your subscription at any time. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project. Learn more.

  • This course is for anyone interested in designing and developing smart contracts. Along with other courses of the Blockchain specialization, it provides the foundation to design and develop decentralized applications (the focus of the third course) on the blockchain.

  • Mastery of content from the first course of the specialization (Blockchain Basics) is a prerequisite. Knowledge of at least one modern, high-level programming language is required.

  • A laptop or a desktop of this specification: 64 bit machine with minimum 4Gb ram, 10Gb free space and Windows 7 or above , or ubuntu 16.04 or Mac os x 10.0+.

  • This Course doesn't carry university credit, but some universities may choose to accept Course Certificates for credit. Check with your institution to learn more. Online Degrees and Mastertrack™ Certificates on Coursera provide the opportunity to earn university credit.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.