Blockchain Specialization

Starts Jul 30

Blockchain Specialization

Innovate with the Next Frontier in Technology. Learn how the blockchain is leading to a paradigm shift in decentralized application programming

About This 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.

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4 courses

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Courses
Intermediate Specialization.
Some related experience required.
  1. COURSE 1

    Blockchain Basics

    Upcoming session: Jul 30
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    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 neces
  2. COURSE 2

    Smart Contracts

    Upcoming session: Jul 30
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This second course of the Blockchain specialization will help you design, code, deploy and execute a smart contract – the computational element of the blockchain technology. Smart contracts allow for implementing user-defined operations of arbitrary co
  3. COURSE 3

    Decentralized Applications (Dapps)

    Upcoming session: Jul 30
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This third course of the Blockchain specialization prepares you to design and develop end-to-end decentralized applications (Dapps) – which provide anyone with access to the blockchain’s features and services. You will use Truffle IDE, smart contracts,
  4. COURSE 4

    Blockchain Platforms

    Upcoming session: Jul 30
    Commitment
    4 weeks of study, 3 ½ hours per week
    Subtitles
    English

    About the Course

    This fourth course of the Blockchain specialization provides learners with an understanding of the broader blockchain ecosystem. Learners are introduced to other blockchain platforms, details of two decentralized application use cases, and ch

Creators

  • The State University of New York

    The State University of New York

    The State University of New York, with 64 unique institutions, is the largest comprehensive system of higher education in the United States. Educating nearly 468,000 students in more than 7,500 degree and certificate programs both on campus and online, SUNY has nearly 3 million alumni around the globe.

  • University at Buffalo

    University at Buffalo

    The University at Buffalo (UB) team includes the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the most comprehensive public school of engineering in New York; the Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), an engineering outreach center that supports the business community; and the Center for Educational Innovation, which elevates pedagogical advancement and improved learning. UB, a research-intensive public university, is the largest institution of the State University of New York system.

  • Bina Ramamurthy

    Bina Ramamurthy

    Teaching Professor

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