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    14 Weeks
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  • Level:
    Introductory
  • Language:
    English
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Prerequisites

LFS170x - Blockchain: Understanding Its Uses and Implications
Basic understanding of technology and computer terminology, networking, and databases

About this course

Discover the power of business blockchains and distributed ledger technologies with an overview of Hyperledger and its key frameworks. All over the global market there are ledgers that organizations and individuals alike must trust. Blockchain technologies record promises, trades, transactions or simply items we never want to disappear, allowing everyone in an ecosystem to keep a copy of the common system of record.

This introductory course is carefully curated for nontechnical, business-oriented audiences. It examines blockchains for the enterprise and a number of pertinent use cases from Hyperledger, a global cross-industry community of communities hosted by The Linux Foundation and advancing business blockchain technologies. Hyperledger is incubating and promoting enterprise grade, open source business blockchain software, on top of which anyone can set up apps to meet cross-industry needs.

The course covers key features of blockchain technologies and the differentiators between various types of Hyperledger projects. We'll start with ‘what is blockchain’ and open the discussion to identifying suitable blockchain use cases for your business requirements. We will then take a deeper dive into the enterprise-ready Hyperledger blockchain frameworks and tools.   

Students will gain an understanding of how blockchains work and how they can create value for their business through cost-savings and efficiencies, in terms of speed and simplicity. They will view how information is generated, stored, and shared in various blockchains, as well as gain tools to evaluate whether or not a blockchain solution would be suitable for their particular business case.

Industries today are using blockchain technologies to increase efficiency and solve business problems associated with data privacy, security, information sharing, and inclusion. Be on the cutting edge; learn about these innovative technologies and bring unique value to your business.

What you'll learn

  • Describe Business Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Gain familiarity with current Hyperledger projects and cross-industry use cases
  • Become involved in and contribute to the open source Hyperledger projects
Welcome!
Discovering Blockchain Technologies
Introduction to Hyperledger
Hyperledger Frameworks
Hyperledger Tools
The Promise of Business Blockchain Technologies
What's Next
Final Exam

Meet your instructors

Alexandra Groetsema
Developer & Project Manager at DLT.Education
DLT.Education
Arianna Groetsema
Developer at DLT.Education
DLT.Education
Navroop Sahdev
FinTech and Blockchain Entrepreneur
Nathalie Salami
Blockchain Attorney - Fintech Portfolio
Robert Schwentker
President of DLT.Education
Stephen Curran
Technical Architect and Biz/Tech Line Walker
Cloud Compass Computing, Inc.
Alejandro (Sasha) Vicente Grabovetsky
CTO and Chief Data Scientist
AID:Tech
Nicola Paoli
Lead Blockchain Developer
AID:Tech
Flavia Cioanca
Instructional Design Manager
The Linux Foundation

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